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Mandatory Fun: A Review of Weird Al’s latest Album


MandatoryFun

 

Weird Al is BACK!  Well, he never actually left.  Weird Al Yankovich has been making fun of pop music for the past three decades and was at his peak in the late 80’s and early 90’s.  He had a brief comeback with his 2006 album Straight out of Lynnwood which features my favorite song of his, “White and Nerdy”  (for obvious reasons).  However Alpocolypse was a little underwhelming and pretty much flew under my radar until about a year after its release.  However, a few weeks ago Al pulled a Beyonce or as he would say it, “Beyonce pulled a me”, by dropping a new album and 8 new music videos just out of nowhere.  Mandatory Fun has to be the greatest album he has put out since Poodle Hat.  Not only that, but the single “Tacky”, a parody of Pharell’s “Happy”,  has topped the charts on both iTunes and the Billboard 100.  This in the first time in nearly 50 years that a comedy album has been number one.

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