I started this thread in the old Red (wow it's weird to say "old Red") boards and thought I should bring it back considering we now have 3 more albums to include in this discussion. I'm listing anything released under the Weezer name (so this wouldn't include anything necessarily from Alone or any of Rivers assorted solo songs). Here are my Top 5 choices:

 

1. Hold Me - Accused of being too mopey even by Make Believe standards, I personally think it's one of my favorite Weezer songs. Everything from the second verse on, including the bgvs, the bridge, the solo, the outro. Just a beautifully constructed song.

2. Time Flies - While Run Away typically gets all of the attention (and rightfully so) I think Time Flies is genuinely one of the best PP songs. The lyrics feel genuine, and the way it's presented on the album is unique (in that it's basically a wobbly demo). Also, hearing this playing over the speakers as the Memories show came to a close was a real treat.

3. Mad Kow - the stand out song for me from s2k and the album 5 sessions. I can't decide which version i love more (the 2000 version with the riff or the piano version) but that melody gets me every time.

4. The Prettiest Girl in the Whole Wide World - I'm including this in here because personally it's been a holy grail kind of track for me since I got a hold of that RCB bootleg back in 1998 and don't think it gets the true cred it deserves. While the 2009 version doesn't include the awesome breakdown that I grew up listening to (nor the overwhelming bass although that was more of a result of where the bootlegger's was standing as he/she was recording the show) it may easily be the only good thing to come out of the Raditude era. If only the rest of that album were more of this and less Let It All Hang Out.

5. So Low - the original no hobo version. A great power pop rock tune that unfortunately we don't even have a studio demo of. One of the best hooks Rivers has even penned in my opinion.

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This is such a hard decision because I always think their singles are the worst tracks on the album.  And to further this, my favorite weezer songs never make it onto albums.  For example:

 

Brightening Day

The entire Album 5 demos - piano versions and guitar versions

The Christmas Song

Possibilities (this is such a cool punk song)

Sandwiches Time

the other way, perfect situation, put me back together, king and the world has turned and left me here were good ones i love them and yes they are underrated.
o Girlfriend
Paperface and King; I guess haha
The Other Way, Peace, Hold Me, Put Me Back Together, and Slave.

Peace

The Spider

Burndt Jamb

O Girl

The Other Way

yeshhh i agree with that

Mike Fields said:

The Angel And The One

The Damage In Your Heart

In The Garage

Sussane

Slob

Agree with everything but In The Garage and Susanne. With all the amount of praise Blue, Pinkerton, and all related b-sides get, I don't think they're underrated by any means. But Slob, Damage, and Angel (although Angel seems to collectively get a fair amount of praise from the fans at least) I wholeheartedly agree with. I remember everyone b******* back in the day of the RCB about getting Slob on Maladroit then when we got it, people were unsatisfied. Something about that intro, especially with earphones, is really pleasing. I've seen the argument that Damage is "boring", and while I can understand, I still disagree. The lyrics alone are fantastic. As for Angel, may easily be my favorite PP song.

sarah leeper said:
yeshhh i agree with that

Mike Fields said:

The Angel And The One

The Damage In Your Heart

In The Garage

Sussane

Slob

Agreed. As well as Cold Dark World (and most of the Red Album for that matter).

The dreWid said:
All of maladroit. 
Ya malidroit seems like the "other weezer album" to me.  But i heart burndt jamb and dope nose.

The dreWid said:
All of maladroit. 
All wonderful songs which don't deserve underrating.  I agree

Mike Fields said:

The Angel And The One

The Damage In Your Heart

In The Garage

Sussane

Slob

Tragic Girl 

(when deluxe came out, they should have released this as a single!...like Soundgarden did with Black Rain)

Everyone (which everyone disses even though it has all the elements of a great Weezer song)

Let's Sew our Pants Together (why not on blue deluxe?)

I do (hearing it live brings a tear to your eye)

Prettiest Girl in the Whole Wide World 

 

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