hindsight bias & groupthink: in play
pinkerton: deluxe edition was released recently evidently. and by recently, i mean more than a year ago. interestingly, we see it now earns the highest reviews (average score 100 out of 100 by 13 critics), according to metacritic (which is the new imdb, by the way). there’s no way it scored perfectly when it was released in 1996 (was it released in 1997? can’t be bothered to look that up. my point is what you already knew — that i already knew).
and weezer? i love you but as SB noted once, this radiohead cover is a bit self-indulgent.