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Harris’ Song of the Week: “Perfect Situation” by Weezer

*Although this song might seem random, I’m photographing the band at Foxwoods in Connecticut tonight making it relevant*

As a child of the ’90s, I’ll always have a special connection with four bands. Those bands in chronological order are Nirvana, Green Day, Blink 182 and Weezer. Despite my late arrival to the Weezer train, I have caught up quickly and they are a great source of personal inspiration (musically) and one of the greatest bands out there today.

Although I am entranced by the completeness and quality of early albums like “Pinkerton” and “The Blue Album,” the song that keeps shifting back to the top of my Weezer playlist comes from 2005′s less heralded ”Make Believe.” It captures everything that is great about the band. The guitars screech at that perfect tone, and the harmonies during the chorus are heart melting. When Rivers Cuomo hits the verse backed by just drums and a piano you can already feel the song building towards what becomes one of the best chorus’s ever written.

Despite getting down on writers like Anthony Heatus (The Red Hot Chili Peppers) for their lack of true lyrics in the chorus (see “Snow (hey oh)” for further clarification), Cuomo has written some of the greatest songs of my generation and gets a free pass on his “oh ho’s.” Whether you like Weezer or not, this song shows the incredible talent and power the band has and was ranked #7 on TAM’s Songs of the Decade.

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