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Readers’ Poll: 10 Best Weezer Deep Cuts

See which song beat out “El Scorcho” and “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived”

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We asked our readers to vote for their favorite Weezer deep cut. Here are the results.


Over the weekend, Weezer's Pinkerton turned 20. Upon its release in 1996, the band's sophomore album was a critical and commercial flop. However, the devotion of the fans and reconsiderations from critics and former naysayers has turned the LP into a cult-classic. In honor of that revamped legacy, we asked our readers to vote for their favorite Weezer deep cuts. Here are the results. 

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“In the Garage”

Innocent and nostalgic, "In the Garage" has Cuomo listing all the facets of his garage that make him feel safe and secure. The singer is making reference to the garage of the Amherst House, an early rehearsal space for the band. He counts his comics and love for Kiss as parts of what make the garage such a warm and positive place for him. 

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“Only in Dreams”

At eight minutes long, "Only in Dreams" is Weezer's longest song and a masterpiece of the type of emotional and relationship anxiety for which Weezer is best known. The simple track that subtly builds to a thick, fuzzy guitar riff has Cuomo exploring his dreams of being with his perfect girl. In the end, he finally asks her to dance, a request she agrees to, and they float on air together. 

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