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12 Golden Country Greats
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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B. Bowman | Jersey, United States | 08/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember when this disc came out Rolling Stone magazine reviewed it by giving it an extremely low rating (something like one or one and a half stars) and completely trashed Ween and this album, which pretty much convinced me to go get it. The reviewer attempted to justify his position by stating that Ween's tendencies towards misogyny and junior high school humor were inappropriate (geez, thats what I LIKED about this disc) and didn't work as parody due to the fact that they had rounded up such renowned Nashville session musicians to make the music. I knew that any magazine that badmouthed every album that Zeppelin put out in the 70's and insisted that Britney Spears was going to be the next Whitney Houston in the late 90's couldn't possibly understand Ween, so I went out and picked up a copy immediately. This album puts me in hysterics every time I hear it, and you don't have to be a fan of country music to like it, cause I certainly am not into country music at all. Ween, however, leave their mark on the genre with this one. "Piss Up a Rope" has to be one of the funniest things I've ever heard; I played it for a group of friends one night at a party and everybody completely lost it. "Mr. Richard Smoker" is another one that could be labeled offensive by some, but always makes me laugh. Obviously the norm for Ween is completely off the wall, and you have to keep that in mind when you listen to some of their music. Ween manage to lampoon the country genre with their lyrics while employing some of it's best musicians, and the musicianship on this disc is (unsurprisingly) superb. If you have a sense of humor, pick this one up. If you take your music cues from sources like Rollling Stone magazine, then enjoy your Justin Timberlake CD. (I think Rolling Stone compared his solo album to "Innervisions", what a surprise.)"
Moto Mambo | deepest recesses, USA | 01/08/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I guess country purists, and any number of other groups of people might take offense to this here album, but it has a certain je ne say what. The musicians that back up the weeners are quite good. I think they are nashville pros. The lyrics are eccentric. By that I mean, distinctly un-country-like. Also variously offensive, hilarious, and sophomoric. I give it 4 stars cuz any more would be abuse of the system."