Quebec Review

artist: ween date: 08/15/2008 category: compact discs
ween: Quebec
Release Date: Aug 5, 2003
Label: Sanctuary
Genres: Comedy Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Number Of Tracks: 15
Prior to the release of its eighth studio album, Ween claimed that Quebec represented a return to the "browner side" of the band, an assertion that surely warmed the hearts of longtime followers.
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
 Overall rating:
 9.3 
 Reviewer rating:
 10 
 Users rating:
 8.5 
 Votes:
 6 
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overall: 10
Quebec Reviewed by: unregistered, on august 15, 2008
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Sound: Like most Ween albums, with perhaps the exception of the dark and heavily distorted the Pod, and the country album 12 Golden Country Greats, Quebec can not be identified in any genre, with songs like the Motorhead influenced It's Gonna Be a Long Night followed by ironically by the soft and semi electronic Zoloft, and many songs that are uniquely Ween such as Tried and True, So Many People in the Neighbourhood, and Happy Colored Marbles (none of which sound anything like one another, the song happy colored marbles even featuring an upbeat verse with a dark and slow chorus. // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics on this album show a significant range of both effort and quality. Songs like it's gonna be a long night, feature bonehead metal lyrics, however seeing as it is a parody of motorhead, it would seem quite out of place to hear robert frosts poetic phrasing, other songs such as, I Don't Want It, shows a deeper side of the bands turmoils. However don't think that it's all serious, with songs like hey there fancy pants you have to smile and laugh along. But no matter the range of style the lyrics will always be perfect for the song or at least a comical juxtaposition. // 10

Overall Impression: This album, is one of the most well produced and innovative of the bands to date. The Highs of Tried and True, Zoloft and It's Going to Be a Long Night, as well as many others on this album, make the occasional low of, Captain and Alcan Road seem entirely insignificant, if you have heard a ween song through one of your friends or, by some strange chance, on the radio, and you want to get one of there albums, I would highly recomend starting with this one. The Variety of songs and style makes it one of there classic albums in the same league as The Mollusk, White Pepper and even the legendary chocolate and cheese, but the slick quality production value and catchy song writing makes it accessible to the next generation of Ween fans. // 10

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