Quebec - Ween
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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. MaltBarley
    Oct 23, 2003
    10
    The Sgt. Pepper of the day.
  2. 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 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
  3. 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. Collapse
  4. AlexS
    Dec 5, 2004
    10
    Ten...period.
  5. 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 magazines tell them what to listen to Expand
  6. DouglasS
    Aug 31, 2009
    10
    WEEN~The greatest band of all time.
  7. 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.... :-) Expand

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