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Quebec

Ween Audio CD
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1. It's Gonna Be A Long Night
2. Among His Tribe
3. Tried and True
4. So Many People In The Neighborhood
5. Captain
6. Hey There Fancy Pants
7. Happy Colored Marbles
8. I Don't Want It
9. Chocolate Town
10. Transdermal Celebration
11. The Fucked Jam
12. Zoloft
13. The Argus
14. If You Could Save Yourself (You'd Save Us All)
15. Alcan Road

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How does one encapsulate the mischievous musical conceits of Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo, aka Gene and Dean Ween? Infinitely less self-conscious than the smirky They Might Be Giants, yet possessed of a downright Zappa-esque sense of the perverse, Ween returns here from the problematic, if illusory, mainstreaming that characterized 2000's White Pepper to embrace an artistic tack that seems as focused as an errant cluster bomb. While eclecticism for its own sake has often yielded painful self-indulgence, G&D's is sublime enough to seem virtually pre-conscious. The white-trash thrash of "It's Gonna Be a Long Night" dispenses with the expected parody quotient early on, shrewdly clearing the stage for moody doses of psychedelia that are variously driving ("Transdermal Celebration"), dirgy ("Among His Tribe"), and languorously eerie ("Captain"). But, perhaps conscious of reputations to be maintained, those dreamy, chem-friendly spells are variously broken by the perfect '70s country-pop of "Chocolate Town," the pocket epic "The Argus," and tracks that somehow recall both Captain Beefheart and their own haphazard side-career scoring cartoons and other TV fare. There's something here for everyone, to be sure--but closer to Ween's antic hearts, something to annoy everyone as well. --Jerry McCulley

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On Ween's eighth studio album, they return to the "browner side" of things, i.e. their predilection for weirdness, both creepy and cheerful that has largely been absent since Chocolate & Cheese. Like their last studio album, White Pepper, some of the best

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5.0 out of 5 stars Their best yet Dec 11 2003
By SPM
Format:Audio CD
Quebec is a big leap forward for Ween, although that's not obvious the first time you hear it. Ween is best-known for mixing up genres on their albums (a rock song followed by a soul song, then a punk song, etc.), and for poo-poo jokes and swearing in their lyrics (which is usually called "scatological humor"). That combination has worked well in the past, leading to some of the best albums of the 1990s.
But this time, they've dumped most of the scatology (but retained the humor) and they've blended genres into weird new hybrids. This is the first time they've played music that is unique. You can't pick the genre anymore. The songs have a touch of psychedelia, but most of them are spare and a little slow. There are few rock songs (like the first track) and a fake pop song or two, but most of Quebec sails into strange, moody territory. "Captain," for example, repeats a pair of phrases over a wash of eerie melody. It's beautiful but a little creepy, too. "So Many People in the Neighborhood" starts off like a Sesame Street sing-along and then degenerates into noise. "Zoloft" is a jingle for anti-depressants. The albums also includes two of the best Ween songs ever recorded: "Chocolate Town" and "Transdermal Celebration." They seem to be inspired by Cat Stevens or Jim Croce. Once you hear them, you can't get them out of your head.
Every song works. Whether the music is straightforward or psychedelic, there's never a dull moment. Even the weirdest, most atmospheric songs are catchy in an offbeat way. I recommend this CD to anyone. If you haven't heard Ween before, start with The Mollusk or Chocolate and Cheese. But come back to Quebec, because it's their best.
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I've enjoyed Ween for years, but didn't really consider myself a big fan. I listened to a track here and there, took in one of their live performances (an incredibly good one), and snickered at their oddly appropriate cameo in the movie "It's Pat," but over the years I didn't buy, or even listen to, each new release. "Quebec" has changed that. This is one of landmark albums that wins over indifferent or uncommitted listeners and sets them to exploring the band's earlier releases. Nearly every track stands well on its own and, Ween being Ween, bears little resemblence to the others, bouncing happily and haphazardly though genres and styles. The results will be half-baked to some, but heaven if you find it easy to reconcile heavily 70's retro-sounding, dreamy, beautiful songs like "Tried and True" and "Transdermal Celebration" with quirky, fun pieces like "So Many People in the Neighborhood" and "The F**ked Jam." Say goodbye to Top 40 drivel forever. Buy some Ween.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For the love of god BUY THIS Nov. 18 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I can't even imagine why this album isn't huge, but then again mainstream rock n roll has dove headfirst into a barrel of donkey do so now everytime a completely brilliant band comes along and does some amazing things they'll go by without a glance leaving people wondering why The Beatles were the last good rock band, well I do mention the Beatles cause Ween are just as good and maybe even better (I could only wonder what type of hate mail I'd get for this one).
The first song here is Its Gonna Be A Long Night which sounds exactly like Motorhead, while lots will say its a joke, the lyrics maybe but the music is not, this song is played with the same fierce speed and aggression as Lemmy and the boys and it rocks, its supposed to rock. ARgghgh oh no, I've just been stumped in this review, this is something so good writing about it would take up tons of space and would turn into rambling, there's so much on this album if you're new to Ween I would say buy this one right now and hear some real rock n roll. If you aren't new to Ween force people you know to buy this.
This is rock n roll played by guys who play because they love to rock, not make money and get 60 dollar haircuts and endorsements from KRAFT and MCDONALDS and their mugs on that piece of garbage called Rolling Stone (which gave this album a 2 while singing big mighty praises of, get this, SMASHMOUTH).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Nov. 14 2003
Format:Audio CD
This, by far, is the mellowest Ween album ever. It lacks the harsh intensity of, say, God Ween Satan, or Pure Guava. But it's beautiful. Listening to this, a bizarre movie, about two guys finding their way in life, Ween the soundtrack to their adventures comes to mind. The opening, rockin' "It's gonna be a long night" clears the palate of bad top 40 that seeps into your brain whenever venturing out into public places, making way for the chilling "Zoloft". "Transdermal Celebration", "Among his Tribe" are instant favorites, and "So many people in the neighborhood" is a good companion on a mix (Cd,Mp3,tape,etc) to "Voodoo lady". "Tried and True", also hauntingly sweet, but make way for "Happy Colored Marbles", this gem should end up in a sick, twisted romantic comedy someday soon. "Captain" slows you down just enough for "Chocolate Town", "I don't want it", and trick your friends at a party with "The F**ked Jam", "Alcan Road" "The Argus" are quite pleasing as well, but the highlight of this album is "If you could save yourself(you could save us all)", it reminds me somehow of Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd, especially the line "I left you a note, but I wrote it in disappearing ink", this could have easily been something off of "Meddle" (somebody else said this first, of course) or the "Final Cut" This isn't your average Ween album, but your girlfriend won't make you shut it off in the car.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An indescribable fantastic jouney
Okay. I am in the military, and in a foreign country full of sand. One night someone handed me Quebec by Ween. I listened to it and was knocked out with fantastic music. Read more
Published on July 13 2004 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Pink Floyd + Beck + The Beatles = WEEN
The Best Album Ever! I Was First Captured By Track #5 "So Many People In The Neighborhood." Being A Big Fan Of South Park and Knowing Ween is one Of Matt And Trey's... Read more
Published on May 1 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars It is great, except.....
I can't give it 5 stars simply because it's hard to listen to in that weird sort of way. Anyone who really doesn't like Ween probably won't like it.
Published on March 15 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars all hail the boognish
oh yes, another great ween album. in response to the "featured review" i think ween is at least ten times as talented as the beatles. Read more
Published on March 7 2004 by B. Allen-Trick
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album for the creative one
Creativity is what this album is all about. It is a pleasure to listen to something different for a change. I am a huge fan of Beck, but he may take a back seat now. Read more
Published on Feb. 13 2004 by Daniel Tracy
4.0 out of 5 stars Quebec is a weener! Ay?
You'll laugh because you don't want to cry. Ween prescribes wit with a dose of reality that could leave one with melancholic side effects. Read more
Published on Jan. 18 2004 by andychristensen_2000@yahoo.com
3.0 out of 5 stars A Review Haiku by Todd Marrone
A tad more refined
than the earlier albums,
BUT not as edgy.
Published on Dec 20 2003 by Todd Marrone
2.0 out of 5 stars The first mediocre Ween album.
Quebec is Ween's first album apart from Elektra, and the production value of this disc is just not what we've come to expect from ween since Guava. Read more
Published on Dec 5 2003 by B. Chernicky
5.0 out of 5 stars Great - They're back!
Infinitely better than White Pepper. Not as good as Chocolate&Cheese. Not as psychedelic as Mollusk. More like Pure Guava (although not much of that horrific childlike voice). Read more
Published on Oct. 13 2003 by Joerg Diekmann
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