Weezer Covers TLC Classic ‘No Scrubs,’ and Reviews Are Let’s Say Mixed (Audio)

Band that found success remaking Toto’s “Africa” drops all-covers “The Teal Album”

After “blessing the rains” with their take on Toto’s “Africa” last year, Weezer has really leaned into this whole cover business. At the stroke of midnight on Thursday, the alt-rock veterans dropped a surprise album full of 10 unoriginal tracks, or as they described it, “It’s us covering everyone else’s hits.”

One of those “hits” featured on “The Teal Album” is TLC’s “No Scrubs” — which has caused quite a break in the Weezer fanbase on Twitter. It seems some users don’t want no cover of the R&B girl group’s 1999 classic and others would like to sit in the passenger side of Weezer’s ride while listening to the track.

Just to give you a very quick sampling, one Twitter user wrote, “Hello, yes, I am Generation X and I will take several helpings of Weezer covering ‘No Scrubs’ please and thank you,” while another tweeted, “that weezer cover of no scrubs is a monstrosity omg.”

“The Teal Album” also includes covers of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me,” A-ha’s “Take On Me,” and, of course, “Africa.”

Here’s are how the fans are taking it:

Listen to the track via the YouTube audio above — and the original from TLC below.