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Bel-Cam Jos

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All 12 songs released at the same time and 8 new video's coming out all on the same day.
Actually, he's releasing the 8 songs over 8 days (so far, only "Tacky" and "Word Crimes" are out).

Awesome album, even if it ends up being his last "conventional" album (I don't think I used quotation marks for emphasis there :rolleyes: ); perhaps his best. Time to rank the 12 songs after just one listen-through:

1. "Word Crimes" (parody of "Blurred Lines" with grammer [sp])
2. "Foil" (parody of "Royals" )
3. "Inactive" (parody of "Radioactive" )
4. "First World Problems"
5. "Mission Statement"
6. "Tacky" (parody of "Happy" )
7. "Now That's What I Call Polka!" (good mix of songs here)
8. "Sports Song"
9. "Jackson Park Express" (9:05 of a bus ride "conversation" )
10. "My Own Eyes"
11. "Lame Claim to Fame"
12. "Handy" (parody of "Fancy," of which I'd never heard)
 

figrin bran

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I've only heard 4 tracks from the new album but they've been golden!

IMO, Fancy is the worst of the songs being parodied and hence Handy is the most brilliant of them.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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After more than just one listening, an updated list (LISTS... :drool: ), for the last time:

1. "Word Crimes"
2. "Foil"
3. "Inactive"
4. "First World Problems"
5. "Tacky"
6. "Mission Statement"
7. "Now That's What I Call Polka!"
8. "Jackson Park Express"
9. "Sports Song"
10. "Handy"
11. "Lame Claim to Fame"
12. "My Own Eyes"

And the bottom two or three aren't that bad, unlike some other albums with ugh-quality songs, making this one of Al's best overall albums ev-ah!
 

Mr. JabbaJohnL

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I haven't yet picked up the album, but all four videos so far have been great! "Word Crimes" should be shown in every school in the country.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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The last video is... "Mission Statement." :pleased: I'm pleased, but surprised (with the previous seven, I thought "Inactive" would be it).

I got to thinking: how do these new 12 songs relate to others in the W.A.Y. catalogue? Here's my views:

1. "Word Crimes" (“Close But No Cigar” )
2. "Foil" (“A Complicated Song,” or “The Plumbing Song” )
3. "Inactive ("Livin' In the Fridge” )
4. "First World Problems" (“Buy Me a Condo,” “Buckingham Blues,” or “Why Does This Always Happen to Me” )
5. "Tacky" (“Ringtone” )
6. "Mission Statement" (“Midnight Star” )
7. "Now That's What I Call Polka!" (hard to compare, but I’d go with “Polka Face” )
8. "Jackson Park Express" (“Biggest Ball of Twine in MN,” or “Good Old Days” )
9. "Sports Song" (“Young, Dumb and Ugly” )
10. "Handy" (“Hardware Store,” or “King of Suede” )
11. "Lame Claim to Fame" (“Jerry Springer” )
12. "My Own Eyes" (“Stuck in a Closet with Vanna White” )
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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The end-of-the-event video for SW Celebration VII showed Weird Al there somewhere, at some time. :pleased:

His guest editor issue of MAD Magazine is out. Haven't read it closely, but from a quick flip-through, it's good!