Death to False Metal

  • Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2010
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5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 6 out of 27
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  1. 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
    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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  2. 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.
  3. Mar 22, 2015
    7
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56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Kerrang!
    Jan 31, 2011
    40
    The rest of these songs weren't good enough to make it onto 2005's Make believe or 2008's Weezer (The Red Album), which says it all really. [6 Nov 2010, p.51]
  2. Mojo
    Dec 23, 2010
    60
    This collection of rarities includes songs from their "mystery year" of 1998, an MOR cover oof Toni Braxton's Unbreak My Heart and on, Turn Up The Radio, a song written as a YouTube collaboration with fans, yet is still stronger than most albums in the current mainstream pop/punk realm. [Jan 2011, p.110]
  3. 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).