Album review

Ween - Quebec

Mickey Melchiondo and Aaron Freeman (as their mothers know them) might be fathers now but changing nappies hasn't cramped their cranked and crazed style. Kicking off with a typical slab of vile death metal, "It's Gonna Be A Long Night", the prodigiously gifted twosome funk and trip through "Among His Tribe" and the majestic "Happy Colored Marbles", and also tip a hat back south for "Alcan Road"—reminiscent of '94's Chocolate & Cheese—and the pop warp of "If You Could Save Yourself (You'd Save Us All)". With Ween, nothing is done by halves. God save 'em.

Rating: 4 / 10


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