Alone: The Home Recordings Of Rivers Cuomo 1992-2007
Label: Geffen Records
An excavated peak-years Weezer document this is not, even if it occasionally recalls the stuff that made us head-over-argyles once upon a time. The lolling power ballad "Lemonade" is the tow-headed stepchild of the Blue Album and the gnarly overdrive of "Blast Off!" (one of a handful of songs allegedly taken from a scraped concept LP about space exploration) has the glorious, nerdly rage of Pinkerton. But keep your finger on the skip button so as to avoid duds like "Who You Callin' Bitch" and the shrieking twee rant of "The World We Love So Much."