WEEN - QUEBEC LP
Now available on 180g vinyl, 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 tracks have vaguely psychedelic and proggy moments, but they're offset by light japes like "Hey There Fancy Pants," the warped "Happy Colored Marbles", the brilliant bizarreness of "So Many People in the Neighborhood" (boasting the welcome return of tape-manipulated voices), and the roaring MotÃ¶rhead salute "It's Gonna Be a Long Night" that opens the album with guns ablazing. Quebec ends on the other side of the spectrum, with the apocalyptic dirge "If You Could Save Yourself, You'd Save Us All," and between those two extremes pretty much every other emotion is explored.