Monday, November 29, 2010

Music Monday: Weezer

Hi all! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday!

Today's Music Monday is a rundown of Weezer's 2010 release, Death To False Metal.

Death To False Metal

I cranked this one up and was immediately confused. The Weezer I know (smart, catchy, slighlty rocking) was not the Weezer I was hearing for the first few songs. A quick Google search later, things were a little clearer. DTFM is a release, right on the heels of Hurley, of songs that for one reason or another, didn't make the cut on any of their albums. The reasons they didn't make it are fairly apparent on some of the songs, but there are a few great standouts.

"Everyone" and "Trampoline" are some of the tracks that really reflect the positives that keep Weezer going. "Everyone" has great lyrics and "Trampoline" opens with one of those Weezer-esque riffs fans know and love.

My main complaint with the less impressive songs is that the lyrics and music are just too simple/slow for what I expect of Weezer. These songs, while not awful, definitely could kill the pop/rock buzz that Weezer albums are so good at creating.

Reviews of Death To False Metal seem to run the gamut from high praise to musings on how Rivers Cuomo lost his mojo...any opinions?

If you are looking for Weezer albums on vinyl, we currently have Hurley (free CD of the album included), as well as several Weezer releases on CD.


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