Weezer are like salt and vinegar crisps. If you hate them, then frankly you're weird.
Who doesn't like Weezer? No, come on, show yourselves.
I don't mean fanatics... nobody is fanatical about Weezer anymore. That ship sailed the day the (underrated but still very MOR) Green Album came out. But you like them, don't you? If you don't like them, that's probably because you've never really listened to them. And maybe you should.
I'm convinced that everybody of my generation who gives a monkey's about guitar music will own a copy of either the Blue Album or Pinkerton. Far more likely that than an Oasis album, or a Beatles album, or a Captain Beefheart album. Go on, name me an album more likely to appear in a CD rack when you go round to somebody's house and sneakily look at their music collection. First you see their dubious CDs. "Toploader!" you cry, "can I get on with somebody who owns a Toploader album?". But then you see the familiar spine of a Weezer album peeking out at you, and magically you forgive this person all their musical sins. They are redeemed.
When reading my daily 29304 wedding blogs pre our wedding last year, I noticed there was a whole lot of Weezer at hipster weddings, which is weird because I'm not entirely sure they're that much of a cool band. I think it boils down to the fact that they're classic. Everybody likes them. They're accesible and a little bit fun. They have silly songs about surfing and D&D, yet Rivers Cuomo is still viewed as a VERY serious musician (although this is possibly because he takes himself so seriously). They are an introverted band that plays extroverted music.
They are salt & vinegar crisps.
What's your favourite Weezer album?