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Old June 21 2011, 10:39 PM   #1
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Alpocalypse!

Come on, there have to be Weird Al fans around here. His new album, Alpocalypse is out today! Go get it and bask in the hilarity.

Overall, this album is pretty strong. A few of the songs off of here have had previously released videos, but It's fine. Perform This Way and Party in the CIA are really strong parodies. The only song I would consider a dud is Ringtone. It just doesn't have that special something to make it pop out at me.

So, anyone else have any thoughts? Come on and share them.
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Old June 21 2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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I had no idea Weird Al was still making music.
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Old June 21 2011, 10:46 PM   #3
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Re: Alpocalypse!

haven't had a chance to check out the whole album yet, but i did like 'Perform This Way'. love Weird Al.
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Old June 21 2011, 10:51 PM   #4
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Here's the Perform This Way music video, for all your nightmare fuel needs:

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Old June 21 2011, 11:50 PM   #5
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Re: Alpocalypse!

Saw that through Facebook the otherday, funny but also disturbing.
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Old June 22 2011, 01:13 AM   #6
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Can't wait to buy the album!! I have all his albums (including the little-known "Peter and the Wolf") and have seen him twice in concert. Missed him last tour but hopefully I can catch the tour for Alpocalypse.
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Old June 22 2011, 01:25 AM   #7
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Re: Alpocalypse!

OdoWanKenobi wrote: View Post
The only song I would consider a dud is Ringtone. It just doesn't have that special something to make it pop out at me.
Maybe you aren't thinking about it the way I am. I intend to cut it and make it my ringtone. (I agree that I don't quite dig listening to it as a whole song, though.)

I've been listening to it since I bought it at lunch today, and I think Party In The CIA is my favorite from this one. I'm going to have to listen to the whole thing a few dozen more times to be sure, though - and I'm surprised by how much I'm enjoying Another Tattoo, given that I don't really care for the original. (Or maybe that is why.)
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Old June 22 2011, 05:01 AM   #8
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Saw that through Facebook the otherday, funny but also disturbing.
Is Alan Cumming a shapeshifter? I keep seeing him everywhere - as Michael Sheen's character in Tron Legacy, in some other drag-queen video I saw the other day, and now in Weird Al's video. Does the FBI know about this?

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Old June 22 2011, 12:01 PM   #9
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Re: Alpocalypse!

I picked up the deluxe edition with the DVD during my lunch break yesterday. Overall, I think the album is very strong, but the videos on the DVD were somewhat disappointing. I still think "CNR" was the best video, and that's been out for a couple of years now. "Party in the CIA" wasn't bad, but "Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me" is nothing more than the words to the song in various fonts and sizes. Al's promised that there's going to be a video for the polka this time around with 10 different directors working on the segments. That should be interesting.

As for the songs, I like all of them except "Ringtone." "Skipper Dan" is probably my favorite of the previously released material, and "Perform This Way," "TMZ," and "Party in the CIA" have been the most played of the newer stuff.
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Old June 22 2011, 08:11 PM   #10
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I had no idea Weird Al was still making music.
He still tours too. We saw him last fall and he gives it everything he's got every night.
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Old June 22 2011, 08:20 PM   #11
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^ Yeah, I saw him three or four years ago, and it's impressive how much a guy in his late-40s (at the time) still throws himself with such energy into his musical comedy.

I'm enjoying the album, myself. It's not his strongest ever, but I think that has a lot to do with the current state of pop music than anything else. And as usual, the polka is a great way to catch up on everything I've missed the last few years.
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Old June 22 2011, 08:34 PM   #12
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This would be funnier if it was an "Alpacalypse." Now I just need a picture of evil alpacas.
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Old June 22 2011, 08:58 PM   #13
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Re: Alpocalypse!

OdoWanKenobi wrote: View Post
Here's the Perform This Way music video, for all your nightmare fuel needs:
Weird Al is brilliant. He can parody Lady Gaga and still keep a straight face.
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Old June 22 2011, 09:14 PM   #14
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Saw that through Facebook the otherday, funny but also disturbing.
Is Alan Cumming a shapeshifter? I keep seeing him everywhere - as Michael Sheen's character in Tron Legacy, in some other drag-queen video I saw the other day, and now in Weird Al's video. Does the FBI know about this?

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The video was done with two females (a dancer and a gymnist) and had Weird Al's head CGI'd on them.
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Old June 22 2011, 09:31 PM   #15
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I had no idea Weird Al was still making music.
He still tours too. We saw him last fall and he gives it everything he's got every night.
He was in my town doing a show just last week.
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