"Pinkerton" was released in 1996 after the band had attempted to compose a rock opera, but shifted their efforts into what become their second studio album. While initially the album was ill-received in the rock community, it would eventually grow into a well-loved cult classic among fans as an album that really encapsulated the frustration at mainstream expectations for musicians and other creatives.
Weezer is a famous rock band from the 90s and 2000s. Their debut album immediately became popular and holds their hit singles "Buddy Holly", "Undone- The Sweater Song", and "Say it Ain't So". They are known to be a big part of the indie rock movement in the 2000s, and their "blue album" was considered one of the most popular releases of the late 90s. After their 2008 "red" album, they started to incorporate synth and became more experimental. Though they rose to fame quickly, their first gig ever was opening for Keanu Reeves' band Dogstar. Weezer still tours and makes music to this day.