The Mollusk (studio album) by Ween
The Mollusk is ranked as the best album by Ween.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.6/100, a mean average of 81.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.7.
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Mickey Melchiondo and Aaron Freeman AKA Gene and Dean Ween are funny guys and it all comes together here on an album so diverse, so weird, so bizarre, so hilarious yet strangely it somehow blends into something incredibly special that words can’t adequately describe why it works. Its worth listening to for “The Blarney Stone” and “Waving My Dick In The Wind” on their own
Whatever they were on whilst making ‘Mollusk’ I wouldn’t mind trying some
Sin llegar a ser sobresaliente, es un disco que se deja escuchar por completo. Estoy sorprendido que me agradó tanto para no parar hasta su fin. Claramente sigo prefiriendo Quebec, pero The Mollusk propone un concepto atractivo, y todas sus canciones (o al menos la mayoría) lo cumple y funciona bien.
Mis highlights fueron Ocean Man, The Blarney Stone, e It's Gonna Be (Alright) Y ahora, algo a lo que me veo forzado a destacar es la versatilidad con la que Ween puede estar tocando una canción sobre andar en pelotas y a la siguiente meterte una canción de desamor depresiva. Claramente solo unas pocas bandas tienen una idiosincrasia similar, muy pocas.
En suma, está interesante el disco. No puedo decir que lo he amado, pero hey, depende de los gustos que se manejen, este puede ser tranquilamente uno de los discos favoritos de cualquier persona que disfrute el rock alternativo tras escucharlo una sola vez. Esas son mis opiniones con respecto a The Mollusk, el disco que quizá el consenso general ubica como el mayor logro de la banda norteamericana Ween.
I was expecting more from this record than what I got. It never really found a way to captivate me with some of the songs being to cheesy for my liking. Furthermore, it doesn't feel extremely coherent and each song feels individual rather than a part of a record. This might be one of those records that needs a few listens to truly understand the genius of it but right now I don't see it. It does have its bright spots with some great cuts but overall was disappointing for me.
I don't care for their later stuff.
When I first heard Mutilated Lips I thought it was pretty much the most badass song ever written.
The Mollusk is like a more mature (immature sometimes) version of Flood by They Might Be Giants, lyrically and stylistically. Nothing short of fantastic.
its hard not to love this album.
Strange, playful, raucous, hypnotic, surreal, goofy, inventive, and conceptually coherent. My favorite distillate of the inimitable Ween project.
not the brownest ween album, but it's brown for sure
Ah! The Mollusk ... Hipgnosis has certainly not missed his brilliant cover art where an agglomerate of lobsters and other crustaceans of the abyss mingle in a sub-set of the most refined. The title of the tracks pays tribute to the stoic derision that is the soul of the album, including the bright "Waving my dick in the wind". When I discovered Ween (thanks to this album) I immediately laughed but with several listenings I perceived the genius of the band. In this extraordinary album, each piece is a different style from the others. Thus, Ween blithely passes electronic music, folks ballads disturbed, mystical, or just crazy. "The Mollusk" is a little jewel of humor and music, where the skill of these brilliant Ween is revealed with brilliance.
Best track: "Ocean Man"
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