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Mixtape: Bad Songs by Good Artists

Sometimes, even our biggest heroes falter. Below is a list of bad songs by our favorite artists. Whether they’re disappointing, dull, or downright disastrous, these twenty tracks remind us of that lesson Billy Wilder taught us so many years ago. As always, we’ve included a Spotify playlist so you can listen as you read. Enjoy! (Or,…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #78 Weezer

I think it’s safe to say that no band has had a career trajectory quite like Weezer. The rises and falls are numerous, and nobody is quite sure what their legacy is. Let’s walk through it. Sounding like a cross between The Beach Boys, Big Star, and The Rolling Stones, they did not fit into…

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Earn This Mixtape: Pop-Punk

This is the first in a hopefully-recurring feature where the writers of Earn This will choose some genre or theme, collectively pick twenty or so of their favorite songs under that umbrella, and write a few words about each song. If we’re motivated, we’ll even embed a Spotify playlist. For our first entry, Dan and…

Weezer – Pinkerton (1996): “Fall in love all over again”

This is Dan’s half of the Pinkerton point-counterpoint review. Read Grant’s half here. I have this funny image in my head of Rivers Cuomo, the bespectacled frontman and songwriter of Weezer, performing the music of his first album in neatly trimmed suit with a smile. Then, just as the fans start yawning “novelty” and move…