We Were Right the First Time — Pinkerton Sucks

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Yesterday I went outside, with my headphones in my ears. “Butterfly” from Weezer’s second album Pinkerton came lilting through my earbuds.

I said “Blegh!” and juggled my coffee, dog leash, and phone to delete the song.

I used to love the album. Being that I hit nerdy adolescence in suburban New Jersey in the late 1990s, bubblegum punk and emo were perfectly…