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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
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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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).
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 absolutely love this album, and think it's one of the best Ween albums. Great pressing, too, for those wondering about the LP quality. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Chortles
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 morePublished on July 13 2004 by Hutch
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 morePublished on May 1 2004
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
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 morePublished on March 7 2004 by B. Allen-Trick
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 morePublished on Feb. 13 2004 by Daniel Tracy
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 morePublished on Jan. 18 2004 by firstname.lastname@example.org