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Weezer

As one of the most popular groups to emerge in the post-grunge alternative rock aftermath, Weezer received equal amounts of criticism and praise for their hook-heavy guitar pop. Drawing from the heavy power pop of arena rockers like Cheap Trick and the angular guitar leads of the Pixies, Weezer leavened their melodies with doses of '70s metal learned from bands like Kiss. What truly set the band apart, though, was their geekiness. None of the members of Weezer, especially leader Rivers Cuomo, were… Show more

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Sept. 13, 2010 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Peter Mongillo

The strange second half of Weezer’s career has been well-documented. After Rivers Cuomo and company established themselves as an integral part of the ’90s soundtrack, they disappeared for a while and returned to make some albums that were dismissed by critics and a lot of fans as painfully low-quality compared with their older work.

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