Weezer (Blue Album)
Released: May 1994
Weezer's debut LP from '94 was a surprising vital-sounding group of pop songs led by a buzzing guitar and Rivers Cuomo's occasionally silly (yet hard not to sing along to) lyrics. "Undone-The Sweater Song" and "Buddy Holly" were alt-radio hits and managed to bridge the gap between the Pixies and the aftermath of Nirvana. Ric Ocasek's production adds the perfect pop gloss.