Weezer Pinkerton (1996)
DEBUT HYPE: High brow slacker rock catapulted into living rooms across America by way of Two Spike Jonze music videos made 1994's "Blue Album" a runaway success.
SOPHOMORE SLUMP: After abandoning a plan for a space-themed rock opera, Weezer made 1996's Pinkerton, an album panned by most initially, but one that has been collecting more praise in later years.
WORST SONG: "No Other One"