Death to False Metal Image
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  • Record Label: Geffen
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Punk-Pop, Power Pop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Dec 8, 2010
    80
    The strange thing is, for all that it is all over the place, compilations of lost songs and outtakes are not supposed to hang together this well. Or be anywhere near this much fun.
  2. Dec 15, 2010
    80
    Rivers Cuomo & co rejuvenate some long lost gems.
  3. Dec 20, 2010
    80
    Collecting from 10 years of album offcuts, Death To False Metal will be a treasure chest for the disenchanted. [Jan 2011, p.106]
  4. Dec 22, 2010
    48
    Ultimately, this collection is a series of album nearly-rans. This shouldn't undermine the songs, but it should reiterate how strong Weezer's records actually are (for the large part).
  5. Dec 8, 2010
    45
    In its essence, Death To False Metal is competently put together, and adequately celebratory in its own way (as the album title might suggest), but there is very little to latch on to as far as a reason for existence.
  6. Dec 8, 2010
    42
    In execution, though, Death To False Metal is frustratingly hit-or-miss.
  7. Dec 8, 2010
    35
    As a clearinghouse for an increasingly prolific band, False Metal isn't particularly generous. In fact, judging from its wacky title/cover combo, 10-song tracklist, and overall quality, it dubiously achieves Cuomo's stated goal of creating the logical follow-up to Hurley.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sep 26, 2013
    8
    It's hard to get into, and has some stupid tracks, which are very stupid tracks. But Death to False Metal is actually a fairly enjoyable album, it's catchy, fun, and I mean, c'mon, it's Weezer. Expand
  2. Dec 29, 2010
    7
    Anyone who knows me knows that I have been a huge Weezer fan since before most first heard "Buddy Holly." I find it funny how much due Pinkerton is finally getting with its recent re-release since I swear I was the only person digging on it when it first came out. "Pink Triangle" is still one of my favorites.

    I've stuck with Weezer and enjoyed most of their albums, but they lost my attention when the overrated Rick Rubin came into play. Make Believe is still their worst album and I believe has contributed to them losing their edge. Everything that has come out since then has been subpar Weezer. That is why I was interested in Death to False Metal. It is their final CD on Geffen/DGC/Interscope and encompasses a bunch of songs that never made the cut on their other albums. So, by definition, they should be considered lower quality Weezer stuff, but surprisingly, many are enjoyable.

    The ones I like are, "Trampoline," recorded in 1998, "The Odd Couple" and "Autopilot" were recorded with Rick Rubin in 2008. Their version of "Un-break My Heart" is wonderful. They always find a knack for covering songs I love. For any true Weezer fan, while there is nothing ground-breaking on Death to False Metal, I get just as excited about unearthed Weezer as I do with unvaulted Prince music.
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  3. Dec 22, 2010
    6
    Like any other Weezer album, every track grows on you over time.
    Whilst this compilation of unreleased tracks is nothing amazing, these are
    worthy songs for any Weezer fan's collection. Expand
  4. May 15, 2011
    5
    I'm generally a pretty big fan of Weezer, however this album causes me constant confusion, Why would they release some of their sub standard songs and not songs from the black hole? An album fans have been waiting so many years to hear in its entirety.

    The lyrics are uninspired and it is easy to see why a lot of these songs didn't make it on to their respective albums, all in all, for me, someone who has been a Weezer fan for many years, it was somewhat of a let-down.
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