Weezer (commonly known as the Blue Album) is the eponymous debut studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on May 10, 1994, by DGC Records. The album came two years after the band's founding, after they initially struggled as an alternative to grunge music, which was prevalent in Los Angeles during the early 1990s. It was almost entirely arranged and composed by frontman Rivers Cuomo, who also anticipated to lead the band in self-producing the album. However, at the behest of DGC, the band was required to include a producer, and collectively opted for Cars frontman Ric Ocasek. Most of the recording was conducted at Electric Lady Studios in New York City between August and September 1993, a period that coincided with founding guitarist Jason Cropper being fired and replaced by Brian Bell.
Under Ocasek's direction, the band opted for a brighter sound, while bassist Matt Sharp collaborated with Cuomo to ensure that the album contained an overriding sonic concept of treating the guitars and bass as isolated ten-string instruments, thus maximizing its potential when united. Lyrically, Weezer focuses on outsiderdom and social awkwardness, while also touching on melancholic themes of love, romance, and familial issues.
Weezer was supported by the singles "Undone – The Sweater Song", "Buddy Holly", and "Say It Ain't So", which, alongside their respective music videos, brought Weezer mainstream success. The album itself peaked at number sixteen on the US Billboard 200, and was certified triple platinum by 1995. It is also the band's best-selling album, having sold at least 3.3 million copies in the U.S. and over fifteen million copies worldwide by 2009.
Weezer - Blue Album [LP]
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