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From Weezer to Missy Elliott: 10 of the best difficult second albums
Dismissed at the time for being pretentious, bloated or way too WTF, these are the second albums that deserve return visits

Michael Cragg

06, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Ric Ocasek: Cars frontman who drove new wave into the mainstream
Fired by a passion for everything from the Velvet Underground to the Carpenters, Ocasek forged a hugely influential sound that blended arty experimentation with pure pop

Alexis Petridis

16, Sep, 2019 @1:18 PM

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Pop, punk and protest songs: the hottest music on the horizon in 2019
With the uproarious Idles hitting the road, Kamasi Washington play a mind-expanding UK show, and new albums from the Specials, Weezer and AJ Tracey, here are the sounds the new year will be shaking to

Alexis Petridis

01, Jan, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Tracks of the week reviewed: Cher, Toto doing Weezer and Aphex Twin
Cher continues the Abba love-in, there’s a goosebump-inducing tale from Ray BLK, and Aphex Twin offers a yummy mummy-free answer to meditation

Hannah J Davies

17, Aug, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Weezer and Toto: the inside story of music’s unlikely love-in
The two bands have released reciprocal covers of each other’s hits, Hash Pipe and Africa. Toto’s guitarist, Steve Porcaro, reveals how it happened

Dave Simpson

10, Aug, 2018 @1:33 PM

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Weezer: Pacific Daydream review – the shiny and the anodyne
(Crush/Atlantic)

Phil Mongredien

29, Oct, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Gimme Gimme Gimmicks: the innovations that changed music videos
Shaking Chains have created an AI-powered video that changes with every play, but how does their attempt rank in the pantheon of music video gimmickry?

Jemayel Khawaja

30, Mar, 2017 @5:44 PM

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Weezer's Pinkerton and the invention of the manic pixie dream boys
The LP laid the blueprint for emo and became a curse for a band whose fans never really forgave them for not following up their confessional masterpiece

Alana Levinson

24, Sep, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Charli XCX: Sucker review – hype and glory
Charli XCX’s third bite of the cherry might not be the subversive masterpiece the hype would have you believe – but it’s hard to deny that she’s on to something, writes Alexis Petridis

Alexis Petridis

12, Feb, 2015 @3:30 PM

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Weezer: Everything Will Be Alright in the End – a partial return to form
Flashes of power-pop skill – but some real stinkers, too, writes Lanre Bakare

Lanre Bakare

02, Oct, 2014 @10:00 PM

Lost Midas’s Off The Course, this week’s best new track
‘Soothing but also unsettling, like sharing a warm bath with a box jellyfish’

Gwilym Mumford

19, Sep, 2014 @4:10 PM

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Weezer name ninth album Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Produced by Cars' Ric Ocasek, the band's new LP will be their first since 2010's Hurley

Sean Michaels

13, Jun, 2014 @7:18 AM

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