Pin It
Favorite

'Pinkerton Deluxe Edition,' Weezer 

Exhaustive reissue of a cult classic is excessive and unnecessary.

click to enlarge 'Pinkerton Deluxe Edition,' Weezer
  • 'Pinkerton Deluxe Edition,' Weezer

Might as well get this out of the way: Pinkerton is the underdog’s underdog — an album originally panned by critics that eventually turned into the crowd/critical favorite. It’s easily one of the most sing-along-able records in recent rock history, and a gem for anyone who enjoys melodic alt-rock. Now, this deluxe edition includes hefty liner notes with extra photos and an essay from band buddy Karl Koch. Thrown in are essential B-sides like “You Gave Your Love to Me Softly” and “I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams.” But it also has five versions each (!!!) of “The Good Life” and “Pink Triangle.” It’s padding like this that explains why “25 bonus tracks” is both impressive-sounding and a total bait-and-switch. No fan needs this. Or perhaps more accurately, any real fan already has this. Save the $30 you’d spend on this excessive package and go to the Blinkerton tour.

DOWNLOAD: “El Scorcho”

WATCH:

Tags: ,

  • Pin It

Latest in Music

  • New Moves
  • New Moves

    The Dodos push themselves to greater heights through dance, ever-changing rhythms and getting back to basics
    • Mar 4, 2015
  • Never Forget
  • Never Forget

    Warren G is still regulating 20 years later
    • Mar 4, 2015
  • Among the Green
  • Among the Green

    Around St. Patrick's Day, the world wises up to Irish music once more
    • Feb 25, 2015
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke @ Coeur d'Alene Casino

Thu., March 5, 7 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Austin L. Ray

  • 'Sidewalks,' Matt & Kim
  • 'Sidewalks,' Matt & Kim

    Adorable couple plumbs the same old well over and over — not that there's anything wrong with that.
    • Nov 23, 2010
  • 'National Ransom,' Elvis Costello
  • 'National Ransom,' Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello tries too hard here, killing any chance for spontaneity.
    • Nov 17, 2010
  • Love Sick
  • Love Sick

    Bethany Cosentino longs, pines and wishes her way through Best Coast’s first album.
    • Oct 27, 2010
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • Dark Into Light

    Call of the Void melds brutal metal and murky beauty
    • Feb 18, 2015
  • The Contenders

    A look at this year's Oscar field
    • Feb 18, 2015
  • More »

Top Tags in
Music & Film

Music


Film


Folk


Hip-hop


Indie Rock


© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation