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Ween - CD - Rating: 8/10

This was my introduction to Ween. At the time I thought of them as They Might Be Giants with profanity. In hindsight I think the appeal was that they were, like us, a couple of nerds playing around with a cassette four-track who weren’t afraid to try whatever they could to make a cool song. Listening to them now I realize they haven’t aged well. Nowadays, anyone with a computer can make songs a gazillion times more creative than this. That said there are a few great moments on this disc including “Push th’ Little Daises,” “Reggaejunkiejew,” and especially “Don’t Get too Close (to my Fantasy).” If you are going to buy a Ween album, this one will suffice.

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