The Mollusk (album) by Ween

The Mollusk
The Mollusk by Ween
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 463rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 377 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1997 (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (87th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (463rd)

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The Mollusk is ranked as the best album by Ween.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 82.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.3.

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From 04/23/2020 19:06
The Mollusk is like a more mature (immature sometimes) version of Flood by They Might Be Giants, lyrically and stylistically. Nothing short of fantastic.
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From 02/19/2020 03:16
its hard not to love this album.
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From 09/06/2019 20:00
Strange, playful, raucous, hypnotic, surreal, goofy, inventive, and conceptually coherent. My favorite distillate of the inimitable Ween project.
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From 06/02/2019 16:01
not the brownest ween album, but it's brown for sure
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From 04/03/2019 19:04
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.

10/10

Best track: "Ocean Man"
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95/100
From 12/25/2018 06:29
I've listened to this a few times. It's wonderful. So many different styles in one album, but nothing that ever seems like it doesn't fit.
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80/100
From 02/13/2018 18:44
I'm not really whats going on but i like parts of it.
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From 01/07/2018 19:02
Not my favorite Ween album, but it's still Ween. Mutilated Lips is one of the greatest songs ever.
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From 12/15/2017 20:10
best track: The Golden Eel
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From 11/05/2017 04:09
It gives off the same joy and nostalgia you get from watching old Spongebob episodes
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Best Albums of 1997
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. Homogenic by Björk
3. Either/Or by Elliott Smith
4. The Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse
5. Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space by Spiritualized
6. F♯A♯∞ by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
7. Urban Hymns by The Verve
8. Perfect From Now On by Built To Spill
9. The Colour And The Shape by Foo Fighters
10. The Boatman's Call by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
11. I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One by Yo La Tengo
12. The Mollusk by Ween
13. The Fat Of The Land by The Prodigy
14. Blur by Blur
15. Mogwai Young Team by Mogwai
16. Buena Vista Social Club by Buena Vista Social Club
17. Homework by Daft Punk
18. Time Out Of Mind by Bob Dylan
19. Portishead by Portishead
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