Weezer’s second album was voted the 3rd worst album of the year. Six years later, it was voted 16th best! What changed?

Weezer’s second album was voted the 3rd worst album of the year. Six years later, it was voted 16th best! What changed?

Weezer's first album, 'The Blue Album', was a multi-platinum success. It was expected that their second album, 'Pinkerton', would be the same, but that wasn't originally the case. 'Pinkerton' got mixed reviews from critics and was voted the third worst album of the year by 'Rolling Stone' readers!

Despite the reviews, the album sold steadily over the years, mostly from internet word-of-mouth. In 2002, six years after the original release, it was voted the 16th greatest album of all time by 'Rolling Stone' readers! The magazine later gave 'Pinkerton' another review and it was awarded five out of five stars!

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