YMMV / Weather Report

  • Awesome Music: This band is proof that jazz fusion isn't all incomprehensible noodling.
  • Epic Riff: Jaco Pastorius' basslines; "Barbary Coast" has a particularly good one.
  • Face of the Band: Jaco Pastorius is the band's best-known member, though Joe Zawinul was the leader.
  • First Installment Wins: At least according to Allmusic. The site recommends the band's first album as its "Album Pick" over the later more popular albums after Jaco Pastorius joined.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: Some fans don't like the more accessible direction the band went in later in the '70s.
  • Signature Song: "Birdland".