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Weezer's "Self-Titled (The Blue Album)"

Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums

Mar 15 2022 • 30 mins

In 1989, a teenage Rivers Cuomo moved from suburban Connecticut to Los Angeles to become a superstar hair-metal guitarist – and instead ended up the frontman of Weezer, one of the key bands of the Nineties alt-rock revolution. Cuomo and his bandmates tell the story of the unlikely birth of Weezer, and the making of a classic debut album that's still winning over new generations of fans.

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