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Quebec

Ween Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
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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 An indescribable fantastic jouney July 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
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. The first song of the CD makes you think it might be a hard rock punkish grunge thing, then they take you , hook line and shrinker.
I am a fan of zappa, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd and Captain Beefheart and I can hear elements of all these groups in Ween, and at the same time, I hear complete originality... which is so so so so rare.
Get this. You won't be sorry. what a psychedilic experience.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quebec is a weener! Ay? Jan. 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
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. Much like the drug Zoloft(the 2nd track), Quebec takes a while before one can start to notice any positive effects. Do not expect immediate results. Listen to the album from start to finish, twice a day for a week, and that feeling of anguish at buying this album will quickly subside. The same can be said for most WEEN albums(12 Golden Country Hits being the exception. It's great from the giddy up.). "All good things come in good time". So kick off your loafers, loosen your tie, and put on a happy face with a trip to Quebec. (WARNING! Album may cause chronic indigestion, migraine headaches, and moose antlers.)
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4.0 out of 5 stars It is great, except..... March 16 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars all hail the boognish March 7 2004
Format:Audio CD
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. the songs of Ween have never been much less than accessible, if peculiar. i'm personally baffled as to why some songs haven't been big hit singles yet.
but i suppose being what they are, Ween is perpetually resigned to being a cult band. bah, long live cults i say!
while this album is not as classic as, say, Pure Guava or The Mollusk, its definitely up there and i think its superior to their last album White Pepper. they really have to stop leaving 3-4 year gaps in-between albums. i hope they tour near me.
anyway, if you're a ween fan you have to own this, so this review is superfluous. if you're not, give it a try, this might be the one to convert you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album for the creative one Feb. 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
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. I can't wait to hear Mollusk and White Pepper. I must say, reading all these reviews has been quite helpful. Thank you all.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Review Haiku by Todd Marrone Dec 21 2003
Format:Audio CD
A tad more refined
than the earlier albums,
BUT not as edgy.
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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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