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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 3 out of 30

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  1. MatthewC
    May 5, 2007
    10
    What I love about Ween is that they don't give a fuck about what any critics say. Ween has its followers, they don't need critical acclaim to feel good about themselves, and I for one am all about that.
  2. MattD
    Aug 19, 2003
    10
    This album rocks. Tried and True is an awesome song.
  3. MikeH
    Aug 19, 2006
    10
    Every song is brilliant. It's something you need to listen to with the headphones jacked all the way up.
  4. DouglasS
    Aug 31, 2009
    10
    WEEN~The greatest band of all time.
  5. SpacemanSpiff
    Aug 29, 2003
    10
    Really, its a strong 9 and not a perfect 10. The only real problem with this album is--that at 16 songs--its a bit too long. The 3 or 4 extra songs are still good... its just too much. The best tracks: -The opener "Mexican Wine"--a slightly bizarre song about drinking your problems away. -"Stacy's Mom" (which appears to be the first single)--about a guy who wants to toss over his Really, its a strong 9 and not a perfect 10. The only real problem with this album is--that at 16 songs--its a bit too long. The 3 or 4 extra songs are still good... its just too much. The best tracks: -The opener "Mexican Wine"--a slightly bizarre song about drinking your problems away. -"Stacy's Mom" (which appears to be the first single)--about a guy who wants to toss over his girl for her hot mom. -"Hackensack"--a guy dreams about the movie star he once knew when she was just a girl living in Hackensack. -"Valley Winter Song"--not sure what its really about, but its pretty. -"Little Red Light"--again, a slice of life. A guy is stuck in traffic and starts to think a bit too much about how crappy his life is. -"Hey Julie"--Just beautiful. An unexpected simple love song--a guy in a dead end job, and world, is saved by thoughts of his girl. Think of the better McCartney Beatles songs, not in terms of the style I guess, but the simple delivery. Its also got a lot in common with this band's earlier "Denise", from "their previous album "Utopia Parkway". -"Peace and Love"--A hippie song. :-) Its fun though. -"Bought For A Song"--Should have been the closer of the album. Its a bit different from everything else on the album, but really good--its probably the closest to a "rocker" on this album. By and large they are simple songs, but quirky and enjoyable. Pop rythmed, but not stupid. Like a lot of their earlier work, its about people in ordinary lives wishing for more.. for better, but there is no bitterness--just wistfulness. Expand
  6. AlexS
    Dec 5, 2004
    10
    Ten...period.
  7. BryanB
    Dec 7, 2005
    10
    Ween keeps getting better and better. Chocolate Town was actually my favorite track.
  8. MichaelS
    Jul 26, 2007
    10
    The best record of the decade thus far. This is coming from someone who has close to 700 cd's. In my opinion, it should be compared to OK Computer, Dark Side of the moon and Sgt. Peppers as a true classic. Unfortunately that will never happen.
  9. JimmyB
    Jul 31, 2007
    10
    Ween.. All ween deserves nothing less than 10! Especially Quebec.. These guys are the most musically talented humans on earth. If anyone rates them below 10 then they clearly don't know music. These guys could make any genre of music and they prove that with this album! They don't make what sells.. They make what rocks!! Screw Rolling Stone!! Screw MTV!! Screw people that let Ween.. All ween deserves nothing less than 10! Especially Quebec.. These guys are the most musically talented humans on earth. If anyone rates them below 10 then they clearly don't know music. These guys could make any genre of music and they prove that with this album! They don't make what sells.. They make what rocks!! Screw Rolling Stone!! Screw MTV!! Screw people that let magazines tell them what to listen to Expand
  10. MaltBarley
    Oct 23, 2003
    10
    The Sgt. Pepper of the day.
  11. ChristianJ
    Aug 18, 2003
    9
    Groups like this are needed to make music interesting and fun to listen to. These guys make me smile everytime I put any of their records in my cdplayer.... and if that's not good music I don't know what is.... :-)
  12. brentv
    Jan 21, 2004
    9
    a different Ween, but a good Ween.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 songsWeen'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
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 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.
  2. The band's most “accessible” album to date.
  3. Under The Radar
    70
    Though Quebec feels more like a collection of songs than a consistent album, the songs are generally good ones. [#5, p.110]