But let's concentrate on those glorious moments first. "Hash Pipe" is a roaring, propulsive rock tune anchored by Cuomo's falsetto whine on the verse and eerie pop sensibility on the chorus. "Smile" would make a wonderful egghead prom theme, slow-burning and rife with cool harmonies. And "Simple Pages" endlessly multitracks Cuomo's voice to splendid effect, his repeated plea of "gimme some love" bouncing off another stellar punk-ballad arrangement. The rest? It grows on you -- it just takes a while to differentiate the fast ones ("Don't Let Go" and "Crab") from the slow ones ("O Girlfriend" and "Island in the Sun"). And all of them only serve to remind you how great Pinkerton, Weezer's endlessly maligned and nearly career-ending sophomore release, actually was. Though a great record in and of itself, "The Green Album" finds Weezer playing by modern pop rules; its 15 minutes of fame thankfully extended, Cuomo and the boys could've given us so much more than a decent half-hour.