Ever Since Monday morning the internet has recognized the music videos Weird Al has been releasing with the helps of so "The Nerdist" and "College Humor". Weird Al has 5 more music videos to release to the public. I am here to review the album to let you know if you haven't decided already (and if you haven't what's keeping you?) to buy the album. I will go through each song and give a rating out of 10 stars. So here we go!
TRACK 1. HANDY
Parody of "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea
Weird Al starts the album off with a home run. Handy is absolutely hilarious and immediately is able to separate himself from parody artists on Youtube with how spot on his lyrics as well as instrumental is with the original composition. The song is very crisp and well done and you can tell Al put a lot of effort into the song. This song immediately makes you want to listen to it again and just get better and better with more listens.
TRACK 2. LAME CLAIM TO FAME
This track starts off with a very catchy rhythm and his "Lame claims to fame" are very well thought out and very funny. Though I did not enjoy this as much as "Handy". I still love this track though. The instrumental just makes you want to tap your foot and Weird Al's vocals are used EXTREMELY well on this track.
TRACK 3. FOIL
Parody of "Royals" by Lorde
Weird Al definitely knows a thing or two about food parodies. I think this might be his best effort with in that group. Before you kill me first let me state that I love "Eat It" and have very fond memories of listening to "Fat" with my family. This song though is just so well done and funny you can't help but just find joy in listening to it. For me at least it did get awkward as soon as he brings up "The Illuminati" it is such a left turn from were the song was going that I was caught off guard. Then he had the great line following all that " I'm protected 'cause I made this hat" and it sold it for me. His delivery is so spot on and hilarious you cant help but love it.
TRACK 4. SPORTS SONG
Now this song starts off with a great hook. It is a great laugh at people who get so obsessed with sports and I personally enjoy it a great amount. Though not the best track on this album it is definitely a good zinger. It is very fun To imagine Weird Al's expressions while singing it.
TRACK 5. WORD CRIMES
Parody of "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke
Now I am not one to talk about grammar. If you have read my article about "The Amazing Spider-man 2" you know why. Long story short I am a well spoken teenager but when it comes to putting that to typing or writing my brain just explodes. This song though is a great zinger!. If you do know a lot about the english language (which believe it or not I do) a lot of the jokes in this song will leave you in stitches. Weird Al's take on this is absolutely amazing and has definite replay value which is important in a song like this. This song just makes you laugh hysterically especially how you think how the original song wasn't to hot on grammar (or respecting woman).
TRACK 6. MY OWN EYES
This track is very much a musical style parody of the "Foo Fighters" whom I love. This song is another great and hilarious take on modern music and I personally love it. It is very easy to just focus on the instrumental which makes you need to listen to it a few more times because the instrumental does steal the show in this song.
TRACK 7. NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL POLKA!
Medley arranged by Weird Al
"Too Fat Polka" by Arthur Godfrey
"Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus
"Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People
"Best Song Ever" by One Direction
"Gangnam Style" by PSY
"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen
"Scream & Shout" by will.i.am & Britney Spears
"Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
"Timber" by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha
"Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO
"Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
"Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
Now this song is just beautiful I tell you. How all the songs just fit together so nicely is amazing. The song is very similar to his effort in 2011 from "Alpocalypse" called "Polka Face" and of course I loved that song as well. Whenever Weird Al brings Polka into his music it is an immediate success. His voice is very fun and quirky in this song and it fits!!!
TRACK 8. MISSION STATEMENT
Though a very well made song I find this song to be my least favorite on the album. I think it is because of all the other songs just eclipse this song. I think the real reason it is good is very much Al's flow with the lyrics and the instrumental.
TRACK 9. INACTIVE
Parody of "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons
At first listen this song may not seems like much or even funny but I urge you to give it another listen. Not only does thing song have a great sense of humor but even builds upon the original song. His vocals along with the instrumental really make this song all the better. You can very easily if not paying attention mistake this song for "Radioactive" and Al's jokes in this song or just top notch
TRACK 10. FIST WORLD PROBLEMS
This track is very funny with the scenarios Weird Al brings up in the song. The start of the song has a very fun and head bopping instrumental. Some of the scenarios are very well thought out and delivered very well and are just hilarious.
TRACK 11. TACKY
Parody of "Happy" by Pharrell Williams
This song is just a pure master piece. I love this song. Weird Al captures the fun beat of Pharrell's "Happy" perfectly and lyrics are just spot on. This song is probably the most fun on this album next to "Now That's What I Call Polka!" Weird Al just perfectly forms this song and just makes you want to listen to it again and again!
TRACK 12. JACKSON PARKS EXPRESS
This epic 9:05 conclusion to the album is an absolute blast to listen to. It takes so many fascinating turns and has very unique ideas with in the song. Weird Al has a lot of fun with this song just coming up with creepy scenarios he comes up with while meeting a girl on the JACKSON PARK EXPRESS!
Now all in all what do I think of this album?. Quiet frankly I love it. I feel this is one of if not his best effort. The album has a great flow to it and every song feels like its own. If this is truly his last album as it has been rumored since this is his last album under contract with RCA then I feel this is THE WAY to go out. LONG LIVE WEIRD AL!