A Weezer tribute without a cover of "Buddy Holly" and "Undone (The Sweater Song)"? Regardless of these oversights, Rock Music: A Tribute to Weezer is a worthy paean to the post-grunge ensemble's pop sensibilities. Piebald's reading of "No One Else" captures Weezer's awkward teenage angst and then some, while "Tired of Sex," rendered by Mycomplex in a haze of somnambulistic bliss, is far more harrowing than ironic. "Jamie," a rare B-side fan favorite, is given an alternative folk makeover by emo-rock superstar Dashboard Confessional, and Affinity's hardcore version of "My Name Is Jonas" is proof positive that you can't keep a good song down. Among rock's ultimate "outsider" bands, Weezer should be delighted to feted by a posse of fellow outsiders who display unabashed gratitude through each spirited performance. Not essential but enjoyable, which pretty much sums up Weezer in the year 2002.
AllMusic Review by Tom Semioli