blue and pinkerton arent really grungeI love all the Weezer albums but I do prefer their more grungy stuff, like the Blue Album and Pinkerton. Raditude is still an awesome album though, and I don't really mind that it's a bit more 'poppy' than their previous albums because the songs are great xD
I really didn't like Red at all aside from a few tracks (Pork and Beans, Troublemaker, Miss Sweeney) and to be honest it amazes me that people can say that it's better than Raditude. When Rad came out I heard all this negative stuff about it so I put off getting it until I listened to some on Spotify and was surprised at how good it sounded. When I got the album I was even more surprised - it's excellent! It's so totally tounge in cheek, I just don't think people get that. Lil Wayne and Rivers singing about partying? It's genius!! It has one weak track for me, the last song on the album but even that is not a disaster. I'll take Rad over Green, Red, Maladroit or Make Believe anyday. It's the album Make Believe tried to be for me, a perfect pop album.