We are the ever-living ghost of what once was
That sound is, as with all really good pop, at once both familiar and sui generis. There are punk elements in the driver’s seat, but the radio is tuned to Beach Boys/Beatles melodicism, and, to stretch the metaphor beyond all limits of help or hope, from the look of the clouds, it’s time to get the top up because the weather is threatening arena rock.
Weezer’s self-titled debut (a.k.a. the Blue Album) was released 19 years ago today.