20 Years of Weezer’s ‘Blue Album’: 11 Musicians Dissect It Track By Track

Intro — Bethany Cosentino, Best Coast

I’m not totally sure when or where I first heard the Blue Album, but it instantly became a record that I was obsessed with — and still am. It’s one of those records that I still know every single word to every single song by heart, even though I was introduced to it years ago. I remember my mom was really into this album too, so we would listen to it a lot in her car when I was a teenager.

I just have a ton of amazing memories surrounding this album, and I feel so lucky and privileged to have not only been able to open for Weezer, but to have worked with Rivers. Rivers and I co-wrote a song together for Weezer that will hopefully be included on their next album. He’s such an awesome guy and he definitely made me feel confident and comfortable in the studio. It was one of those experiences where I couldn’t believe I was actually sitting in the same room, writing a song with the dude who wrote “Buddy Holly.”

I feel like no matter what direction Weezer goes in, they will always have a special place in my heart.