Weezer - Death To False Metal

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Powerpop, Rock
In The Red Records
Weezer
Death To False Metal
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Nowadays, it’s a lot to ask of a band to release one album every year, as most bands tend to take about two years to write and record new material.  Weezer, however, have bucked that trend, releasing an album every year since they released The Red Album in 2008.  In 2010, though, the band continue to break the rules, releasing Hurley in September and coming back in November with Death To False Metal, a collection of unreleased songs that span their entire career.  Released as a compliment to the deluxe edition of Pinkerton, Death To False Metal is a nice album to add to any collection.

Although it’s technically a “b-sides” album, it stands up as a whole than albums such as Raditude, simply for the fact that these songs sound more like classic Weezer than new age Weezer.  Opener “Turning Up The Radio” is an upbeat, stripped down track that shows the band is more than capable of turning it up with a soaring chorus.  “I Don’t Want Your Loving” has a throwback Weezer feel, however the opening riff conveys much more attitude than the song actually has.  “Everyone” has a garage rock, almost grungy, feel to it, which really clashes with the following track “I’m A Robot,” which is more of a piano driven track about conforming to what society wants you to be.  The album ends with “Un-Break My Heart,” a Tony Braxton cover that Weezer makes their own.  However, this song shows that Rivers Cuomo should stick to his own tracks.  For as much as he tries to hit the notes, he just doesn’t have the range, and it tends to hurt to listen when he tries.

Death To False Metal is certainly a must-have for hardcore Weezer fans.  These tracks are a fun listen, and, as always with Weezer, will leave you singing along to (especially “Trampoline,” as cheesy as it is).  Two releases, and a reissue, in the same year are sure to spoil fans.  However, everyone should be happy that it’s Weezer releasing these songs.  They are the perfect complement to the Pinkerton reissue, and will definitely tide fans over until the next release of new material.

1. Turning Up The Radio
2. I Don't Want Your Loving
3. Blowin' My Stack
4. Losing My Mind
5. Everyone
6. I'm A Robot
7. Trampoline
8. Odd Couple
9. Autopilot
10. Un-Break My Heart

Weezer is an American alternative rock band. Formed in 1992, they have released eight full length albums, six EPs, and a DVD. Their latest album, Hurley, was released on September 14th, 2010. They have sold over 7 million records in the United States to date.

The Beginning (1992-1993)

Weezer formed on February 14, 1992, in Los Angeles, California by Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Matt Sharp, and Jason Cropper, who was later replaced by Brian Bell.

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