- Artist(s): Rivers Cuomo, Brian Bell, Pat Wilson, Scott Shriner
- Summary: This collection of unreleased songs recorded by the band during the past 15 years was released the same day as the rerelease of 1996's Pinkerton.
- Record Label: Geffen
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Punk-Pop, Power Pop
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UncutDec 20, 2010Collecting from 10 years of album offcuts, Death To False Metal will be a treasure chest for the disenchanted. [Jan 2011, p.106]
Dec 8, 2010As 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.
Sep 26, 2013It's hard to get into, and has some stupid tracks, which are very stupid tracks. But Death to False Metal is actually a fairly enjoyableIt'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
Dec 29, 2010Anyone 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 dueAnyone 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.… Expand
Dec 22, 2010Like any other Weezer album, every track grows on you over time.
Whilst this compilation of unreleased tracks is nothing amazing, these areLike 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
May 15, 2011I'm generally a pretty big fan of Weezer, however this album causes me constant confusion, Why would they release some of their sub standardI'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.… Expand
Mar 18, 2018It has literally two listeneable songs, second worst Weezer release to date and it being a compilation doesn't excuse it from being awful.It has literally two listeneable songs, second worst Weezer release to date and it being a compilation doesn't excuse it from being awful.
The Toni Braxton cover is great, felt like old Weezer.… Expand
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