La Cucaracha

  • Record Label: Rounder
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2007
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33

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  1. Giterdone
    Nov 2, 2007
    4
    This is by far the worst Ween album to date...I used to love these guys, but what the hell happened? no humor, crappy production, weak songs...no where near the highs of White Pepper or Quebec. major letdown. Time to pack it in boys.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Oct 25, 2007
    6
    Everything they've done since C&C has been solid, but i think this is a significant step down in quality from all of these records. just not nearly as innovative or interesting as I'd expect from the brothers ween.
  3. Sep 8, 2010
    5
    Not as good as The Friends EP, but still excellent. Wiggles between genres faster than ever, from cheerful disco pop to frantic, over produced country to corny love songs. The only low point is the annoying 'Blue Balloon', which lags after awhile. Double soaked in island love, with a hint of rock and party fun. One of Ween's best studio album yet, and hopefully it'll only get better.
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. La Cucaracha is the sound of Ween cutting loose, reveling in the lower budget and expectations an indie label brings, and playing music that simply sounds good.
  2. Ween fans have come to expect the unexpected from this act, but even diehards will be thrilled by the sheer musical schizophrenia of La Cucaracha.
  3. On La Cucaracha, possibly out of a debt to realism, the duo has mostly chosen material founded on notions of placidity (or, in the case of "Friends", erased much of the original color), purposefully disallowing their own music its previous vitality.