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Weezer – Death to False Metal

October 21, 2010 by  

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Weezer – Death to False Metal

NAME: Weezer
ALBUM: Death to False Metal
DATE: 2November2010

LABEL: Geffen


FIVE WORD REVIEW: Musical heroes reiterate their relevance

LOCATION: Los Angeles, California

LINE UP: Rivers Cuomo (guitar/vocals), Brian Bell (guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums), Scott Shriner (bass)


WHAT’S THE STORY?: Weezer’s new compilation of rarities and B-sides is a simply a musical triumph for a band that has radically evolved over their history.

The album’s timeline spans from rasping post-Pinkerton material such as `Trampoline’ and `Everyone’ to a 2008 cover of the international R&B hit `Unbreak My Heart’. Most bands would struggle to incorporate such eclecticism within their catalogue without alienating their fan base, but Weezer alternate between their disparate styles with true finesse.

Nonetheless, fans who feel besmirched by any material released after Pinkerton are bound to complain that Weezer “sold out”. It is these fans who may feel disillusioned by `Odd Couple’ and the album’s other accessible pop-rock tracks, though these individuals should release their sentimentalism and appreciate the contemporary version of Weezer.

Truthfully, Weezer may not write another iconic record like Pinkerton or the Blue Album, yet Death to False Metal proves that Rivers Cuomo and co can compose B-sides that still reign supreme over many of the artists who are diluting the style of music that Weezer pioneered.

SOUNDS LIKE: Say Anything, Motion City Soundtrack, Jimmy Eat World

YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF: You’re enamored with Weezer, despite their recent foray into commercial pop territory.

LINK: http://www.myspace.com/weezer

Submitted By ASmith



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