11 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Death to False Metal is a collection of unreleased songs from the band’s fifteen-year career on a major label. How songs as catchy as “Turning Up the Radio,” “I Don’t Want Your Loving” and “Blowin’ My Stack” ever landed on the cutting room floor is a question worth asking. This is hardly an album of inferior outtakes, but more like a lost album coming to light. “Losing My Mind” is a campfire tune where the singer’s life is going down the drain. “Everyone” cranks it up towards the metal end of the spectrum, while “I’m a Robot” bops along with a sprightly and aggressive Ben Folds Five-type bounce and lyrics that once again trend darker than the day. “Trampoline” features the Weezer wall of guitar and some great harmonies. “Odd Couple” and “Autopilot” crunch with new-wave guitar drives and more lyrics that find Rivers Cuomo going off the deep end. Diane Warren’s “Unbreak My Heart” (a hit for Toni Braxton) is given the Weezer once-over and turned into another punk-pop hit.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Death to False Metal is a collection of unreleased songs from the band’s fifteen-year career on a major label. How songs as catchy as “Turning Up the Radio,” “I Don’t Want Your Loving” and “Blowin’ My Stack” ever landed on the cutting room floor is a question worth asking. This is hardly an album of inferior outtakes, but more like a lost album coming to light. “Losing My Mind” is a campfire tune where the singer’s life is going down the drain. “Everyone” cranks it up towards the metal end of the spectrum, while “I’m a Robot” bops along with a sprightly and aggressive Ben Folds Five-type bounce and lyrics that once again trend darker than the day. “Trampoline” features the Weezer wall of guitar and some great harmonies. “Odd Couple” and “Autopilot” crunch with new-wave guitar drives and more lyrics that find Rivers Cuomo going off the deep end. Diane Warren’s “Unbreak My Heart” (a hit for Toni Braxton) is given the Weezer once-over and turned into another punk-pop hit.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
199 Ratings
199 Ratings
Garrett Seawell ,

Great Album but not exactly new

This isn't exactly new material. It is unreleased tracks and B-sides from previous recordings. That is why it sounds like some of the earlier albums. You really think they would release two new albums within a span of a couple months.

!yasky! ,

Mykel and Carli

To all you who think Mykel and Carli is a new song, it was originally released as a B side in 1994. Weezer hasnt been the same since Pinkerton. They may put out a catchy song a two, but I'm still waiting for a complete piece of work in the same greatness as the Blue album and Pinkerton. Matt Sharp's absence probably has something to do with this. Not the same since he left after Pinkerton. Hopefully we'll get to hear the stuff he recently did with Rivers.

AngerBee ,

Better than most of their recent stuff - but still dreadful.

It's blasphemous that Mykel and Carli is on this compilation with all of this newer drivel.

Mykel and Carli: 5 stars
Everyone: 4 stars
I'm a Robot: 4 stars

Everything else is absolute garbage: -1 stars if that were possible

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