What's Hot
What's Going On

Calendar

Search thousands of events in our database.

Restaurants

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Nightlife

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Orlando Daily Deals powered by ReferLocal

OW on Twitter
OW on Facebook
Print Email

MUSIC

Divided we stand

A few great albums that suffered online slings and arrows

Photo: , License: N/A


In “Memories,” the first single, Rivers Cuomo’s lyrics take us on a nostalgic journey through the history of the band that many of us miss and eventually, it seemed, explained the currently woeful quality of albums. (“Now I got so many people that I got to look out for.”) When the album finally came out, it was still laden down with tracks like “Where is My Sex?” and “Smart Girls,” but it made a nice EP if you did a little self-editing. The deluxe edition reissue of Pinkerton just over a week prior to Hurley’s release did the latter no favors, however. Pinkerton remains a perfect record, and the rough demos of this period are better writing than any of the polished writing Cuomo has done since. (If it did Hurley a disservice, it openly mocked Death to False Metal, Weezer’s collection of album cast-offs throughout the years.)

“United we stand” always seemed like a false phrase – a table with one leg doesn’t stand. We need our split opinions to thrive, whether it be politics, attitudes, religion, film or music; divisiveness is how we avoid the dreaded Orwellian fate and the boredom of being the same. And at least proper hating on an album still requires listening to it first.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus