The Mollusk

Ween - The Mollusk
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 465 ratings
1997 Ratings: #13
Liked by 23 people
June 24, 1997 / Release Date
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Elektra / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

97
Pitchfork

A good friend of mine has compared Ween to the Beatles and how the Beatles took all sorts of pop music and turned it on its ear. You kow, after listening to The Mollusk, it's not hard to imagine what kind of White Album these crazy motherfuckers from Pennsylvania could crank out one of these days.

Inglume
88
(Clam Eater 3000's Ultimate Guide to the Musical Wonders of the Sea: #1)

AHHHH...GOOD MORNING (time zones totally aren't a thing) fellow land mammals! Hope you're having a wonderful summer day! Let me introduce myself. I am your professional marine tour guide, Clam Eater 3000, and today we will be taking a journey down the Australian beaches into the cool, mysterious waters of the prosperous Great Barrier Reef. A lot is awaiting us!

Today, we are examining a strange breed of creatures that ... read more
BradTasteMusic
91
The Mollusk is ... well actually I recorded a first reaction that I will put on youtube. Needless to say I am excited to input the score.

Youtube: Brad Taste In Music
exception
93
Reviewing albums like this is one of the hardest things to do for me because there really isn't much I can say about it. Ween made an album so weird but so musically appealing that it works out. Different voices used on songs like The Blarney Stone and Ocean Man make the album stand out even more from the rest of the alt rock from this time period. And even on the more accessible tracks, Ween shows some very impressive skills on the guitar and drums, along with really clean and psychedelic ... read more
amw100
78
wtf did i just listen to and why did i like it?
KIDWITHGUNs
92
POWERHOUSE!

R.I.P. Stephen Hillenburg

What a throwback. (Other than Gorillaz) this was the album that made me understand music as an art form, this was an album that thrusts me into a completely alien world. Most of the songs here on the table are genuinely unreal, The Mollusk is packed with a variety of songs that had me tap-dancing with the strangest creatures you could find in the ocean.

BEST ! : I'm Dancing in the Show Tonight, The Mollusk, Polka Dot Tail, I'll Be Your Jonny on the ... read more
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#41/Consequence of Sound

Track List

  1. I'm Dancing in the Show Tonight
  2. The Mollusk
  3. Polka Dot Tail
  4. I'll Be Your Jonny on the Spot
  5. Mutilated Lips
  6. The Blarney Stone
  7. It's Gonna Be (Alright)
  8. The Golden Eel
  9. Cold Blows the Wind
  10. Pink Eye (On My Leg)
  11. Waving My Dick in the Wind
  12. Buckingham Green
  13. Ocean Man
  14. She Wanted to Leave / (Reprise)
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