The Encyclopedia o' Pop
The Encyclopedia o' Pop is a three-ring binder filled with charts and experiments created by Rivers Cuomo in 1999. It documents and dissects every song written by Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, as well as songs by Oasis and Green Day, in a mathematical manner. According to Todd Sullivan, Weezer's A&R man, "(Rivers) figured if he could home in on Kurt's formula, he'd figure out his own formula. That way, he would be a never-ending supply of songs."
"Intellectually acquired emotionally volatile concept"
Also shortened to "IAEVC"; the song "I Admire You So Much" was written using this method. As described by Cuomo:
"I Admire You So Much" also utilized this concept. Said Cuomo:
"Cold and Damp" was written using this method.
- Eliscu, Jenny. (June 20, 2002). "How the Weezer frontman cracked the code of the perfect song". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on Weezerpedia at Rolling Stone article - June 20, 2002.