Hum was kind of in the same boat. They were kind of splitting the difference between the SDRE-emo and the Weezer-alterna-whatever. They had the loud, thick guitars of Weezer, but doing the emotive-ness of SDRE, while really being out in left field at the same time.
Yeah, so this is really a great album. It's hard to argue with the formula. Heavy, thick riffs that in a different context would be heavy metal. Thunderous rhythm section, deep introspective lyrics.
Of course Stars is the most known. (side note, anyone notice the recent Cadillac commercials with this song in them?) Another favorite of mine is I'd Like Your Hair Long. I saw them perform this live on 120 minutes. I love the false ending at the end of the song.