Best Weezer Albums

Which is the best album by the alternative rock band Weezer?
The Top Ten
1 Pinkerton Pinkerton Product Image

The blue album was perfect. It was hook heavy power pop with twisted harmonies and pure, though sometimes cheesy lyrics. Although you couldn't help feel that weezer, particularly rivers, was holding back something. That something was raw, untainted emotion. As a somewhat nerdy, white, straight man, this album really speaks to me. But really this album is for anyone, not just rivers' demographic. Rivers had a depressing year previous to this album which really comes through everything on the albums. The distorted guitars twist in a wail of pain, cuomo's voice is so confessional and beautiful, and yet still abrasive in the best possible way. Though the blue album is fantastic it feels so distinctly nineties (not that that's a bad thing) but Pinkerton is timeless. The lyrics resonate with me today even if they're heavy on nineties references. If blue was a ten this was an eleven, or a twelve. Best album of the nineties.

This is not only unquestionably the best Weezer album but also the greatest album of all time, at least in my opinion. No other album I've ever listened to was written with such raw passion and emotion. It is an absolute masterpiece. As a long time Weezer fan I feel every album has its merits, and they're all a fun listen, and no album has not and will not ever match this in terms of melody, song-writing, lyrics, etc. and it is unfair to compare the other Weezer albums to Pinkerton just because nothing will ever come close to it. If you could write perfection in the form of music, this is what it would sound like.

Hated the debut album with its buzzing low-fi guitars and alternative aesthetics. For my money, without Pinkerton Weezer would have ended up something like The Breeders, a sort of gimmick-y one hit wonders from the 90s, a mere footnote and anybody who had bought the blue album would be embarrassed now to admit that they did.

Pinkerton showed a new found sense of dynamics and a great leap in songwriting. Really it turned Weezer into a real rock band. By far the greatest album of the nineties, a truly landmark record.

The most abrasive album by Weezer, and lyrics by Mr. Cuomo himself during his time in Harvard, this album I would call a masterpiece. I mean really, even the first track (Tired of Sex) got me on edge to jump and headbang all around. Anyway, this album really captures the emotion felt by Cuomo which is love and pain and it will even make anti-Weezer fans surprised for it's raw production and abrasive sound. I recommend to just about anyone buy the whole album to listen this masterpiece

2 Weezer (Blue Album) Weezer (Blue Album) Product Image

I love Pinkerton, but the thing for me to really enjoy it is when I'm in a melancholy mood. Blue Album is the kind of album you can listen to whenever and you'll catch yourself singing along while chilling on the couch on a Sunday morning. My Name is Jonas, Undone, and Say it Ain't so are probably my favorite songs on this album. For anyone who wants to get into Weezer, listen to Blue first!

This album is quite perfect with it's raw sound and perfect songs including my favorites "Say it Ain't So", "Buddy Holly", "Undone" and "Holiday". It definitely deserves number one and "Rolling Stone Magazine" agrees as this album made the top 500 albums of all time list.

One of the few albums I call "perfect." It's just an amazing album! Pinkerton is awesome too, and so is EWBAITE and the White Album. Maladroit, Green, Hurley, Red and even Make Believe are great albums. Pacific Daydream is good. Raditude is alright.

It's a great piece of creation they have made, that went to cd. The album has a spirit like Nirvana had teen spirit. When I first listened to it. I thought it was horrible, but it was far beyond it.

3 Maladroit Maladroit Product Image

After the over simplicity of the green album, Weezer's creativity was questioned. To me personally when I hear songs like dope nose, keep fishing, blended with songs like death & destruction as well as burndt jambd (Sorry if I misspelled it) I truly believe that Weezer aren't just a rock band playing pop chords, but that they are artists

This album is, alongside Pinkerton, Weezer's heaviest album (and it very well may beat Pinkerton, in my opinion). Basically, this album is an alternative metal pop-influenced riff fest. With songs like 'Keep Fishin", what is there not to love about Maladroit?

Maladroit... I know a couple of songs on this album like, Dope Nose, and I've been wanting this album but I just can't seem to find it anywhere... I live in the Pittsburgh Area of PA, if you know where I could find it please tell me

Weezer rocks on this album. I didn't really get in to it when I first heard it, but I decided to listen again a few years later. Now I really think it should be in the top 5.

4 Weezer (Green Album) Weezer (Green Album) Product Image

Not only is this better quality than Pinkerton but also has heavier songs and non-radio friendly songs like Hash Pipe. Pinkerton is the most overrated Weezer album here, has like 2-3 good songs.

Really good album. Only reason why it isn't my favorite is probably because it is way too short! Still great. My favorites are Hash Pipe, and Knock Down Drag Out.

5 Everything Will Be Alright In the End

I actually like this album better than Blue.

Don't hate me. Let me explain.

Blue has two standout hits: Say it ain't So, and Buddy Holly. Then it has 8 other tracks, that are, while not always memorable, those tunes that are gonna get stuck in your head.

On Everything will be alright in the end, EVERY SINGLE TRACK has gotten stuck in my head. It has Back to the Shack, Ain't Got Nobody, the Vinci, Cleopatra, and The British are Coming, (as well as the fantastic ending to the Futurescope trilogy) and the rest are all those memorable tunes.

This album should be on top, followed by Blue and Green

Why is the Green Album higher than this? It was so boring and all of the songs sounded the same. This albums was Weezers return to form, with songs such as I've Had It Up to Here and Foolish Father.

It's not even out yet and already surpasses half the list. The previews of songs they've been releasing have a more solid beat and lyrical content then Make Believe, The Red Album, Hurley, and especially the God forsaken Raditude.

This is the revival of weezer, they finally listened to the fans and gave them what they wanted, a kickass album. Weezer are back and I can't wait for their next album after hearing this.

6 Weezer (White Album) Weezer (White Album) Product Image

Just as, if not better than 2014's Everything Will Be Alright In The End. It truly showcases Weezer's post-Pinkerton talent: writing catchy, pop-rock songs that go well on most ocassions. Tack on Island In The Sun somewhere and you have the best beach goers album so far.

Well, in all honesty, this album had me in tears. Not emotionally, but just how much Weezer has returned in this album. EWBAITE was the resurrection to say, but this album is a true return. It was fantastic. Should definitely be in the top 5.

This album builds upon what they did with Everything Will Be Alright in the End, but with more creativity. In a funny way, it reminds me a bit of Pinkerton (with less angst of course).

Just started back listening to weezer and its because of this album. I feel like I'm going though the same thing I did when I discovered blue when I was fourteen. Great stuff.

7 Weezer (Red Album) Weezer (Red Album) Product Image

Honestly, the album grabs my attention with Troublemaker and Pork And Beans but then loses me on tracks like Everybody Get Dangerous. Don't get me started on The Greatest Man That Ever Lived, I get what they were trying to do, but what they came out with was nothing amazing. However, this album is definitely worth buying with tracks like Cold Dark World, Thought I Knew and (by far the best Weezer slow song) The Angel And The One. The band explores territory unmatched by any previous and future albums as Bell, Shriner, and Wilson all take their turns in (fantastic) compositions as lead singer. Sorry, Weezer (Blue Album) is by far the best songwise, but Weezer (Red Album) is the best display of Weezer's talent and creativity as artists.

This is an amazing album. In terms of the range of styles that this album showcases, I consider it to be their "Revolver" album. Conceptually this shows Weezer having the most fun that they have ever had in the studio through their use of changing instrumental and song writing roles. But, at no point does it not sound like Weezer. Rather, it's Weezer trying new things, which is the sign of a band aging gracefully.

I think this is weezer's most underrated album. Troublemaker is silly yet still fun, and I always find myself sing along to "how's this for arts and crafts." The greatest man that ever lived is probably my favorite song off the album, it's like a compilation of catchy weezer chorus's that they decided to make into a full length song. I've heard pork and beans too many times to enjoy. Heart songs isn't bad, but it's forgettable. It's slow, but almost to the point of being sleepy. Everybody get dangerous is kinda like troublemaker in the sense that you aren't really supposed to take it too seriously. It just makes me giggle every time cuomo says that he doesn't want to tip cows so he doesn't make the cows sad. Dreamin' is a pretty fun track to listen to, I love the intro. I don't have an issue with brian bell taking lead vocals, but thought I knew just doesn't sound like a weezer song. I can't pin-point what it is but it just doesn't. Cold dark world is actually a pretty good song, ...more

I love this album. Pork and beans baby!

8 Hurley Hurley Product Image

Hurley is a good album. Lots of catchy tunes but Weezer still lacking some of the quality lyrics of Pinkerton and The Blue Album.
6/10
Best Songs:
Memories, Ruling Me, Trainwrecks
Worst Songs:
Where's My Sex

Why on number four? It's the best album ever! Please listen to the song 'Ruling Me' than you know why it's the best album.

That album cover is the laziest thing I've ever seen.

Good album, but... That cover.. *shudder*

9 Make Believe Make Believe Product Image

The most underrated =W= album by far. Pinkerton is my actual #1 but this is close behind in #2. The music, the lyrics, everything is perfect in this album. I really don't get why this album is disliked so much. "Damage in Your Heart" is easily just as powerful as any other =W= song out there. Seriously, aside from Beverly Hills this album is a masterpeice.

Make Believe is an average album with some very average songs. Not bad but not great either.

5/10

Best Songs:

Beverley Hills, we are all on drugs, perfect situation

Worst Songs:

Hold Me

Every song is epic. Beautifully played guitars and delicate harmonies: a pleasure for your ears.

10 Songs From the Black Hole

It's like another Pinkerton! Great tunes, Blast Off and Longtime Sunshine are some of Weezer's best. Space rock opera is a great concept and this album is better than everything they've put out since Pinkerton combined! They should release it... It should be 3rd.

My favorite album. In my opinion better than Pinkerton.

Was it actually released?

This is peak weezer

The Contenders
11 Death to False Metal Death to False Metal Product Image

This is not so much a studio album as it is a collection of unreleased material, but it's pretty good stuff and way better than anything Weezer put out post-Make Believe.

I wasn't a fan of this album... but at least it's better than Raditude...

12 Ok Human Ok Human Product Image

This is definitely one of their Top 5 best albums. It's such a great return to form quality wise. It's different from their other albums due to the orchestra sound but the classic Weezer bittersweet songwriting is there in such a satisfying way.

13 Raditude Raditude Product Image

Raditude is by no means a "terrible" album, but it couldn't be more different to Weezers earlier stuff which may have put loyal fans off liking this album. It is probably in its right place at number eleven though.

5/10

Best Songs:
If you're wondering if I want you to I want you to, girl got hot, in your daddy

Worst Songs:

Can't Stop Partying (what were they thinking)

I like nearly every song in this album. I always listen to this album all the way through (I deleted like 1 song though). (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To is my favorite song!

This is a disgrace to Music, and Weezer in general, absolutely their worst albums, and one of the worst albums of all time.

Good Riddance.

This DESERVES to be lower, it's a awful album to sit through... and in general it's like Rivers was drunk off his ass when he made this atrocity.

14 Pacific Daydream Pacific Daydream Product Image

Come on guys! It isn't that bad. Look, if Weezer was to keep doing their 90s power pop/emo thing, we would all get tired of it. And Weezer was well aware of that, so they modernized their sound. This makes them more accessible to the new generation. But I wish people would stop complaining about how new Weezer isn't very good! Different doesn't mean bad!

A more modern pop sound which pisses of old people but their new fans will enjoy.

Their 2nd worst album behind Raditude in my opinion.

It was only released a couple days ago and it definitely deserves to be higher than Make Believe

15 Weezer (Teal Album) Weezer (Teal Album) Product Image
16 Weezer (Black Album) Weezer (Black Album) Product Image
17 Van Weezer Van Weezer Product Image
18 The Kitchen Tapes
19 Summer Songs 2000

Pop-Punk Weezer! Guaranteed to explode out of your speakers. Rocks more than any other PP album

20 Six Hits Six Hits Product Image

Has 6 of their best songs. That's it. Pretty cool

21 ... Happy Record Store Day ... Happy Record Store Day Product Image
22 Christmas with Weezer Christmas with Weezer Product Image
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