Weird Al returns with a new album!

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  1. rattrap007

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    He stated that he isn't retiring, just might not release another album. He is looking into releasing songs here and there online instead of album format.

    Chuck
     
  3. Thundercracker

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    Love me some Weird Al. Guy has been making me laugh since the 80's.
     
  4. Razerwire

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    He's 54?

    Further proof that you don't age when you have fun. :lol 

    Heard the parody of Happy and Blurred Lines. Not bad.
     
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    Yeah, he's releasing a new single each day for 8 days. Tacky on Monday, and Word Crimes yesterday. I read he has a parody of Daft Punk's Get Lucky coming. So far, so good! Word Crimes was a lot of fun.
     
  6. Razerwire

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    Man, that's three songs that Pharrell had a hand in. :lol 
     
  7. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    I find his parodies to be better than the real songs. I'll never listen to Daft Punk or Pharrell (I'm so bloody sick of Happy), or anybody else he parodies on the new album, but I will listen to Weird Al!
     
  8. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    I think "Inactive" is currently my favorite.

    Because I hate Imagine Dragons.
     
  9. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Untitled

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    He's even doing a song Southern Culture On The Skids (one of my favorite bands) style!
     
  10. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    The whole album is a lot of fun. Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' is not parodied, but is included in the traditional polka medley, wherein Al takes bits of a bunch of (in this case, 11) popular song, and sets them to polka music. "Word Crimes" is certainly my favorite parody, and the Foo Fighters-ish "My Own Eyes" is my favorite of his original. The video for 'Tacky' was a nice one-take video.

    This just in: The video for Foil is up. While not my favorite song on the album (I think he should have done the bridge and another chorus), Patton Oswalt's presence and the second verse make this video a winner.
     
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  11. Razerwire

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    Dave Grohl totally needs to do a performance with Weird Al on that song.

    That guitar riff is totally Slither from Velvet Revolver, isn't it?
     
  12. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    I love it when Al introduces me to a new band. After listening to this song and finding out about SCOTS, I appreciate it even more, and have been listening to more of SCOTS as well.
     
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    :lol  glad to see one of my favorite artists still on top of his game.
     
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    Can't wait to get this. Al is my favorite musical artist ever, and yes, it's fairly common for his parodies to be better than the originals. Only issue is I am so out of touch with current music (maybe it's the cynical old man in me, but 99% of current music sounds like complete garbage) that on his last 2-3 albums I have been completely unfamiliar with whoever he's parodying. I have never heard any of the songs he's parodying on Mandatory Fun, which takes away a bit of the humor, but his clever songwriting typically makes up for it.

    I'm not kidding, I've never heard of Happy or Blurred Lines in my life.
     
  15. rattrap007

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    The new CD is out. Just saw it at work (Walmart).
     
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    Just saw the "Foil" video. lol

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  18. rattrap007

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    Wow that ending. :lolol 
     
  19. Razerwire

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    I like Blurred Lines.

    Especially the uncensored video. :D 

    Foil is AWESOME, BTW. :lol 
     
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    I've only heard the polka and Word Crimes, but I'm probably going to pick up the album from FYE or somewhere similar tomorrow when I'm at the mall because it's Weird freakin' Al and memorable things always happen whenever I get my hands on one of his albums (which the first one I got - Bad Hair Day - is a story in of itself :lol )