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Weezer Returns with Short But Catchy Release

Not so with Weezer. Their new album, Weezer, not to be confused with their first album by the same name, has enough guitar riffs and wholesome pop goodness for any music lover.

While their 1994 debut album Weezer was a commercial success, the second album, 1996's Pinkerton, flopped in the stores and it looked like the market might have killed Weezer. Never mind that Pinkerton's angry songs about relationships are some of the best break-up music ever recorded - it was ignored by radio and it looked like Weezer was destined for the one hit wonder A-list.

Five years later Weezer is back and better than ever. Now it seems like the world is ready for them - the band sold out venues across the country on tour last year.

This album shows why - from the opening Beetle-esque harmonies in "Don't Let Go," Weezer a.k.a. the "Green Album" takes you on a catchy but not clich

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