The Friends [EP]

  • Record Label: Chocodog
  • Release Date: Jun 19, 2007
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12

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  1. ChristopherD.
    Aug 16, 2007
    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.
  2. MarkB
    Aug 30, 2007
    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.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Aug 12, 2007
    Not their best work, but a decent stop-gap for hardcore fans.
  4. DavidG.
    Aug 8, 2007
    First track is fantastic; rest sounds like white pepper outtakes. Note that they have not been playing any of these songs live.
  5. Sep 8, 2010
    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; 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.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. 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.
  2. The rest of this collection floats between funny and worthless, tending much more towards the latter by the EP's close.
  3. This record lacks a single guitar-driven rock song, instead spoofing saccharine dance-pop and exotic tropical genres.