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I agree about White Pepper being their most accessible… I think it is the closest they ever came to trying to reach and please the masses of the popular music scene.
However, they did it in their own way and still had enough brownness to make it a respectable Ween album. This could have been the direction Ween moved, but instead they stayed true to themselves and dipped into the mainstream only enough to get their dicks wet. And that’s a beautiful thing.
ARL also has all 5 Stallions in a row. Epic.
I feel like we could all have a totally different top ten list.
That is what makes Ween so good; they have an incredible ability to get so many different sounds and make songs that are so good in multiple genres… Not many bands or musicians can do that.
Yes, I agree with Chocolate & Cheese as #1.
To me, it is the creative pinnacle of Ween’s early experimental sounds with the 4-track, and the beginning of the full band sounds and songs they would get into. Lots of creativity and so many good songs. It sounds like a time when they were just pumping out song after song after song and they were all very creative and very good.
Love 12 Golden Country Greats.
I’m from Oklahoma, so I hear a lot of country music… and I hate most of it.
Ween has a way of tapping into genres and getting something new out of it. I don’t think I’ve ever heard another song as quirky and odd as “Help Me Scrape the Mucus Off My Brain,” but the sound and technique are amazing and the quality of the music is incredible. Don’t know any other bands with the balls to do something like 12 GCG, and pull it off so well.