Alpocalypse - Weird Al Yankovic
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 21, 2011
    83
    While a parody of a 2008 Taylor Swift song may not sound particularly fresh, Alpocalypse is the most enjoyable collection of Yankovic tunes since 1996's Bad Hair Day.
  2. Jun 28, 2011
    80
    Alpocalypse is a fine reflection on our world as it stands in this modern age, and well worth a listen, if only for a laugh to brighten up your day.
  3. 70
    There is no perfect Weird Al album. Each of his records act as a cross section of culture. They become time capsules.
  4. 70
    The original songs here are, perhaps surprisingly, stronger than the parodies, and Yankovich shines brightest when he is just being funny without a direct target.
  5. Jun 21, 2011
    70
    Only bummer for loyal fans is that five of these tracks are repeated from the Internet Leaks EP, but ignore that redundancy, and Al remains the undisputed king of the parody song.
  6. Aug 10, 2011
    60
    Alpocalypse may not be his strongest record, but it does what only Weird Al Yankovic can do, and he's been doing for nearly 30 years now, so he must be doing something right.
  7. Jun 21, 2011
    50
    The jokes don't always relieve the earworm annoyingness of the Xeroxed tunes. Still, you can only hate so much on an accordion medley titled "Polka Face."
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jun 30, 2011
    10
    I'm just gonna keep it short and simple, this is an amazing comedy album. Worth the wait. People don't see the art of music in a comedy album, I hope this album will prove those people wrong. Full Review »
  2. Jun 21, 2011
    10
    "Weird Al" Yankovic delivers again! "Alpocalypse" is an incredible work of art, with subtly hidden jokes directed at the original artists, and the lyrics are as good as ever. This album is definitely a buy. Full Review »
  3. Mar 24, 2013
    5
    Weird Al certainly made a good comeback with his cleverly written parodies of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" and Miley Cyrus's "Party In The USA." Most songs are so-so, although a few are very good. Full Review »