Quebec - Ween
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Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

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  • Summary: The eighth studio album for Gene and Dean Ween is their strangest (and definitely most eclectic) in quite some time. (And many Ween fans will probably see that as a good thing.)
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. [It's] Ween's darkest record, and it is tremendous.
  2. 80
    With Ween, nothing is done by halves. [Nov 2003, p.126]
  3. 80
    Plenty of smokey psychedelia, country-rockin' fun and damn fine tunes. [Oct 2003, p.122]
  4. Reaffirms the iconoclastic duo's ability to be novel without succumbing to novelty.
  5. I don't think anyone who already has some notion of wanting quebec could possibly be disappointed-- it's the genre-defying psych of The Mollusk and the incongruous irreverence of 12 Golden Country Greats, and some of the madness that is GodWeenSatan, and it's a lot better than the go-nowhere White Pepper.
  6. True, most albums lag in the second half, but the lag here is so noticeably at odds with the intelligent goofiness it follows as to almost negate it.
  7. There's something positively stagnant sounding about Quebec.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Sep 5, 2010
    10
    I couldn't stop listening to this album when I first got it. It is amazing. Ween however is an aquired taste, so much so that even critics, who generally are drawn to awesome-yet-bizzare music,(Radiohead's Kid A is a great example of this) are left scratching their heads. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2010
    9
    Ween's best album ever. Motorhead tribute opener doesn't seem as solid as the other tracks, but still belongs on the album. 'Zoloft' is hilarious, brown, 5 star song; 'Transdermal Celebration' is a great rock song with especially excellent vocals from Gene Ween; Synthezizer filled 'So Many People' is Ween at their brownest since The Pod; Acoustic 'Tried and True' is one of the best songs on the album; 'Happy Colored Marbles' starts off freaky, gets cute, and ends scary; 'Captain' is the only lame track; 'Chocolate Town''s weird rhymes and catchy chorus will keep you hooked; 'I Don't Want it' is perhaps Ween's only earnest song, and it is AWESOME; The strange(but still comprehensible) tale of 'The Argus' will keep you hooked for all 5 of it's minutes; 'If You Could Save Your Self' is a great, earnest song with tortured vocals and an orchestra in the back ground; and bonus track 'Ooh Va La' is just so WEIRD. 11 stars! Expand

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