Is the “Blue Album” the best all time? Is that even a question anymore? Yeah, Pinkerton was under-appreciated and may have pegged emo a good seven years ahead of its weepy golden age. Yeah, Maladroit was a critical darling and half the internet will explain to you why. Yeah, yeah, yeah. But 1994’s “Blue Album” will always sound like high school, no matter when or where in America you went to it, and coming home for Thanksgiving every subsequent year after. Rivers Cuomo and the boys will probably never birth another record that’s as consistently cathartic through and through, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still game for whatever they’ve got on the horizon. Tonight Weezer returns to promote Everything Will Be Alright in the End, their ninth album, which dropped earlier this month. The title’s promise is hefty, but when it’s made by a band that we have so many pleasantly nostalgic ties to, we’re inclined to believe it.
Mon., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 22, 2014