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Featured article: Make Believe Pitchfork Media record review

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Pitchfork Media's album review for Make Believe was published on May 8, 2005. It was written by Rob Mitchum and awarded the album a somewhat bombastic 0.4 stars out of 10, marking a significant change in the critical discourse around Weezer's output. Below is an excerpt.

Sometimes an album is just awful. Make Believe is one of those albums.

Weezer have been given a lot of breaks in their second era-- both The Green Album and Maladroit were cut miles of slack despite consisting of little more than slightly above-average power-pop. The obvious reason for this lenience has to do with the mean age of rock critics, and the fact that most of these mid-20s scribes were at their absolute peak for bias-forming melodrama when The Blue Album and Pinkerton were released. Even for someone like me, who came late to the Weezer appreciation club, it was impossible to hear these "comeback" albums without the echoes of the earlier alt-rock pillars ringing in our ears.

But now there's an antidote to that nostalgic interference. Right from the start of Make Believe, when Weezer lurches into a flaccid take on Joan Jett's "I Love Rock N' Roll" with an unfathomably horrible speak/sing vocal from Rivers Cuomo (think "I like girls who wear Abercrombie & Fitch"), you can hear hundreds of critics mouthing "no no no" and going into crumpled shock. What's more disconcerting is that the song gets worse over the course of its three minutes (let's just say "Framptonesque voicebox solo" and get back to repressing the memory)-- and it's the album's first single.

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Make Believe Pitchfork Media record review
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Pitchfork Media's album review for Make Believe was published on May 8, 2005. It was written by Rob Mitchum and awarded the album a somewhat bombastic 0.4 stars out of 10, marking a significant change in the critical discourse around Weezer's output. October 2, 2021
Collectors Discography
Collectors Discography is the name of a chronological catalog of physically released media by and related to Weezer. It was compiled by Karl Koch and originally introduced in 2001 on, where it was originally titled "tunes" (or "tunes - the weezer discography") before being renamed to "Collectors Discography" in 2010. September 1, 2021
Indecision and Abandoning the Past
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Indecision and Abandoning the Past is an in-depth essay, written in 2010 for the Weezer fan forum website All Things Weezer by former poster and current Weezerpedia contributor Tom, about the years 1997 and 1998 in Weezer's band history. August 1, 2021
Vegeterrorists Vegeterrorists (or Veggiterrorists) was a moniker briefly used by Rivers Cuomo in the early 90s for an unreleased rap project. July 1, 2021
Kerrang! article - April 27, 2002
An excerpt from a Kerrang! interview with Rivers Cuomo from 2002. June 5, 2021
Alone liner notes
An excerpt from Rivers Cuomo's liner notes for his first officially-related demo compilation, Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo. May 2, 2021
Pat Finn
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Pat Finn is a Buffalo, NY born musician and artist who founded two pre-Weezer bands - Bush and 60 Wrong Sausages - before pursuing a variety of other musical projects. He is the songwriter and lead vocalist behind Organic Mechanic. He introduced Rivers Cuomo, Pat Wilson, Matt Sharp, Jason Cropper and Karl Koch to each other. April 9, 2021 article - September 13, 2005
An article for titled "Are Weezer Calling It Quits?" by James Montgomery from 2005. The article discusses how the band could possibly be breaking up, and how Make Believe would be their final release. March 3, 2021
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Maladroit is the fourth studio album by Weezer, released on May 14, 2002. The album is known for its "heavy metal" sound, and for the Weezer fanbase's involvement with the recording process. February 6, 2021
60 Wrong Sausages
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"60 Wrong Sausages" was a precursor to Weezer. It was founded by Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Pat Finn and Jason Cropper in 1991 in Los Angeles. January 2, 2021


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Getting Dangerous
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"Getting Dangerous" is an article written by Adam Orth in 2008. It provides some real-life backstory for the Red Album song "Everybody Get Dangerous." December 24, 2020
Weezer (The Blue Album) Pitchfork Media record review
Pitchfork Media awarded Weezer (The Blue Album) a retrospective 10 star review in 2017. Jillian Maples authored the piece. December 10, 2020 demos
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Rivers Cuomo launched a demo storefront on his website,, in 2020, as an assignment for an online web programming class. To date, hundreds of demos have since been distributed through the website. November 21, 2020
AIM chat with Rivers Cuomo excerpts - January 10, 2002
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In January of 2002, during the lead up to Maladroit, Rivers Cuomo sat for an interview with the moderators of the Rivers Correspondence Board. Notably, he explained that his decision not to move forward with Songs from the Black Hole was partially influenced by Return of the Rentals utilizing a similar aesthetic. November 7, 2020
The Impossible Bend
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The Impossible Bend refers to a moment in the music video for "Hash Pipe," endearingly celebrated by Weezer fans, in which Brian Bell does an impressive dance move. Performed at the 2:32 mark of the video, Bell appears to bend his torso backwards far enough that he would seem to need to fall down, but he manages not to. October 18, 2020
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SPELL is a 2018 film. It is the first motion picture project from Crush Management, the management company of Weezer. Though it does not appear on the official soundtrack, "California Snow" plays over the film's credits. Rivers Cuomo makes a voice-over cameo appearance in the film as a "Dr. Haskell." October 6, 2020 interview with The Special Goodness - March 12, 2000
An interview by Claire Caraska for, speaking with The Special Goodness during their second tour, which featured Mikey Welsh on bass. September 23, 2020
that dog.
that dog. is a Los Angeles-based rock band that originally formed in 1991, disbanded in 1997, and reunited in 2011. They released their fourth album in late 2019. September 1, 2020
Recording History
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Recording History is the name of an extensive chronological overview of demo and studio recordings made by Weezer or by individual band members from the late 80s to 2005. It was compiled by Karl Koch and originally introduced in 2000 on August 24, 2020
Album 5 Demos
The Album 5 Demos are a collection of songs recorded in 2002 for Weezer's planned fifth album. All of the demos from this period were ultimately scrapped, though elements from certain songs were reworked for future songs. August 1, 2020
Goat Punishment
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Goat Punishment is a pseudonym that has been employed by Weezer in the past, when the band played small, semi-secret club dates in the Los Angeles area. To date, there have been nine total shows that Weezer has performed under the Goat Punishment name. July 10, 2020
Hear You Me! A Tribute to Mykel and Carli
Hear You Me! A Tribute to Mykel and Carli is a compilation album released in 1998 on Vast Records in tribute to Mykel and Carli Allan, founders of the Weezer Fan Club. The Allan sisters had passed away in a car crash in July of the previous year. June 27, 2020
HOMiE - Volume 1
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Lifetaker and Runnersdialzero present HOMiE Vol. 1 is a fan-made cover album of songs performed by Rivers Cuomo during late 1997 and early 1998. June 16, 2020
Guitar World interview with Rivers Cuomo - May 2002
Brian Bell and Rivers Cuomo sat for an interview with Guitar World magazine in May of 2002. The interview has attained some infamy, as it documents Cuomo at his most antagonistic toward Weezer's die-hard fan community. May 30, 2020


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What I've Been Up To Since I Left School
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What I've Been Up to Since I Left School is an essay that Rivers Cuomo wrote when applying for readmission to Harvard in 2004. October 13, 2019
Deliverance at Hand!
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Deliverance At Hand! is an 18-track CD-R compilation of demos recorded in 2007 by Rivers Cuomo. It was presented to the rest of Weezer as potential songs for what would ultimately become The Red Album. July 27, 2019


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The Office Demos
The Office Demos are a group of acoustic demos recorded in 2003 in a rented office space. From 2003 to 2008, the only Office Demos that had been heard were the songs "Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone" and "Private Message". Since then, several more demos have been released (presumably because of Karl) through iTunes and as bonus tracks on albums. December 4, 2013
The Special Goodness tour diary - Fall 1999
Written by Karl Koch... "...Anyway, for the first, uh, "feature", here are my recollections from the Special Goodness tour that took place a short time ago, on which I was tour manager, a role that involved some driving, some accounting, and a lot of music." January 7, 2013


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From the article: We asked Pat & Mikey from Weezer to give the inside scoop on what was up with them. The interviews were conducted in summer of 1998. Here's what we got back. We hope you find them entertaining. March 2, 2012


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Hammerhead is an Ithorian character from the movie Star Wars, featured on-screen for less than 5 seconds, who played a role in Brian Bell's joining Weezer. December 9, 2011
Avant Garde
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Avant Garde (later known as Zoom) was a progressive heavy metal band from Connecticut. It was formed in 1985 by Rivers Cuomo and Justin Fisher. August 15, 2011
Scott Shriner Fan Interview 2008
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Scott Shriner fielded questions via email with fans in 2008. Many Albumsix users participated. January 25, 2011
Songs from the Black Hole
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Songs from the Black Hole (or SFTBH) is an unreleased, unfinished Weezer album. This space themed rock opera/musical was originally envisioned as the follow-up album to The Blue Album, but during the course of songwriting/demoing, the concept was discarded, and the project evolved into the album Pinkerton. January 9, 2011
Amherst House
The Amherst House (2226 Amherst Avenue, Los Angeles) was the home of the Weezer members before their formation and well after their first album. January 2, 2011


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DGC Rarities, Vol. 1
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DGC Rarities, Vol. 1 is a 1994 compilation featuring rare or unreleased tracks by bands from the then-current stable of DGC artists. November 23, 2010
Mykel and Carli Allan
Mykel and Carli Allan were sisters that were friends and supporters of Weezer early in their career. They are considered the biggest Weezer fans of all time. The Weezer song "Mykel & Carli" was written for them. October 12, 2010
"By the Side of the Road"
"By the Side of the Road" is a poem written by Rivers Cuomo. An audio recording of Cuomo reading it was released on February 4, 2009 on as part of their "Bookery" series. September 30, 2010
Weezer (The Blue Album)
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Weezer (often referred to as The Blue Album) is the debut studio album by Weezer. It was released on May 10, 1994 by Geffen Records. The album was produced by former Cars frontman Ric Ocasek and recorded in Electric Lady Studios in New York City. September 18, 2010
Pinkerton Rolling Stone record review - 1996
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The original 1996 Rolling Stone review of Pinkerton helped steer the critical consensus around Weezer's debut record, pegging the album as disappointing and juvenile. September 9, 2010
Kara's Flowers
Kara's Flowers was a Los Angeles-based punk-pop/power-pop rock band that is most notable for having evolved into the funk-pop band Maroon 5. Mykel and Carli Allen, the founders of Weezer's fan club, also supported Kara's Flowers. August 28, 2010
Karl Koch
Karl Michael Koch (born September 15, 1969) is the webmaster, historian, archivist and unofficial fifth member of Weezer. August 10, 2010
Christmas with Weezer
Christmas with Weezer is an EP of Weezer Christmas carol covers and also an application for the iPhone and iPod touch created by Tapulous, the makers of Tap Tap Revenge. May 31, 2010
AllThingsWeezer (formerly known as Albumsix) is the name of a Weezer fan website started by users kingofthecounty and lordofthemanor. May 19, 2010
Flying =W=
The Flying =W= is an iconic Weezer logo. The famous Flying =W= was designed by Patrick Wilson during the making of Weezer's third demo, when he and Karl Koch were 'drawing' by dispersing fuzz that had collected on the studio walls. May 10, 2010
Video Capture Device
Weezer - Video Capture Device: Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 (or simply Video Capture Device, abbrieviated VCD) is Weezer's only proper video release. May 1, 2010