The album came two years after the band's founding, after they had initially struggled as an alternative to the grunge music that was prevalent in Los Angeles during the early s. It was almost entirely arranged and composed by frontman Rivers Cuomo , who also anticipated to lead the band in self-producing the album. However, at the behest of DGC, the band was required to include a producer, and collectively opted for Cars frontman Ric Ocasek. Under Ocasek's direction, the band opted for a brighter sound, while bassist Matt Sharp collaborated with Cuomo to ensure that the album contained an overriding sonic concept of treating the guitars and bass as isolated ten-string instruments, thus maximizing its potential when united. The album itself peaked at number sixteen on the US Billboard , and was certified triple platinum by It is also the band's best-selling album, having sold at least 3. While preparing for the studio sessions, Weezer focused on their vocal interplay by practicing barbershop quartet -style songs, which helped Cuomo and Sharp feel more comfortable collaborating during rehearsals. Sharp, who had never sung before joining Weezer, developed his falsetto : "I had to sing an octave higher than Rivers. After a lot of practice, I started to get it down. Weezer rehearsed 15 songs in New York in preparation for the Electric Lady Studios recording sessions.
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