The Friends [EP]

  • Record Label: Chocodog
  • Release Date: Jun 19, 2007
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Ever the brilliant craftsmen, Gene and Dean display a sharp eye for genre-specific details, offering just the right amounts of cheese and hooks (not to mention their trademark vulgarity) on splendidly stupid songs.
  2. As a summer stopgap for their new full-length this fall, Friends. works fine. The title track is quality, plus their fanbase eats this shit up.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 8, 2010
    7
    One of Ween's best albums. The title track is an excellent disco beat; I Got to Put the Hammer Down is a real cool techno rock groove; TheOne of Ween's best albums. The title track is an excellent disco beat; I Got to Put the Hammer Down is a real cool techno rock groove; The only clunker is 'King Billy' which drags on with a repetitive hook and no chorus; Light Me Up is an amazing samba rock song; and Slow Down Boy is a great 80s ballad. Ween should do more albums like this. Full Review »
  2. MarkB
    Aug 30, 2007
    7
    They are nowhere near adult contemporary. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I heard the title track, but after a few spins I They are nowhere near adult contemporary. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I heard the title track, but after a few spins I was laughing because they have proved they can play virtually anything. La Cucaracha will be all new songs, I think this is merely a teaser, a bit of filler for a laugh. Full Review »
  3. ChristopherD.
    Aug 16, 2007
    6
    3 out of the 5 songs are good but not the typical weird stuff that ween is known for, I wish they would head back into stuff that is more brown zone.