Pure Guava Review

artist: ween date: 05/28/2007 category: compact discs
ween: Pure Guava
Release Date: Nov 10, 1992
Label: Elektra
Genres: Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Comedy Rock
Number Of Tracks: 19
With Pure Guava, Ween moved away from the snippets of random craziness that defined their first two albums toward a more organized style.
 Sound: 9
 Lyrics: 7
 Overall Impression: 8
 Overall rating:
 8 
 Reviewer rating:
 8 
 Users rating:
 8 
 Votes:
 6 
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overall: 8
Pure Guava Reviewed by: larry jones, on may 28, 2007
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Sound: Pure Guava, Ween's 1992 output, showed the band improving their songwriting abilites from the mediocre GodWeenSatan (their first official release). Songs like "Don't Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy)", "Push Tha Lil Daisies", and "Reggaejunkiejew" show the band's ability to write incredibly catchy songs while still supplying laughs and plenty of giggles. The bass and guitar combo on "Pumpin 4 The Man" is also impressive, showing the talent of Dean Ween and Dave Dreiwitz on their respective instruments. // 9

Lyrics: Well, if you haven't heard of Ween, this album could quite possibly shock you do to the lyrical bluntness and at times inappropriate subject matter. Nonetheless, Ween will never claim to be excellent lyricists, and I'm pretty sure they don't want to be anyways. Songs like "Reggaejunkiejew", "Touch My Tooter", "Hey Fat Boy (Asshole)", and "Lovin you Through It All" are incredibly zany and just plain bizarre. The helium-filled vocals on "Push Tha Lil Daisies" will have you rolling for minutes in it's purely stupid humor. While you shouldn't expect any revelations or challenging lyrical lines, you should definately expect multiple chuckles throughout. // 7

Overall Impression: Ween cannot and should not be compared to other artists simply because they fluctuate from one genre to another very quickly on their albums, displaying a wide musical background that the band members have developed. While this may not be the strongest Ween album, it is still incredibly impressive. A definate buy if you are looking for tons of 2-3 mintue long catchy and humorous jems, as well as a couple of delicious jams throughout. // 8

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