Welcome to the latest edition of Masterpiece Reviews. Once again, we’ve thrown on our favorite velvet robe, turned up the fire, and are here to regale you with stories of the greatest and most classic albums of all time. It’s a fresh, new perspective on why these albums are filed under “M” for masterpiece.
With Pinkerton, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo sought to make a darker, more abrasive album that captured his feelings of disillusionment with being a rock star. Though initially panned by critics and audiences alike, the album would emerge years later as a pop-punk stable, one of the defining albums of the generation.