The topic was already over-explored in when it was first released. Album Reviews Album Review: But in the end, Alpocalypse needed a super-current parody to complete the album and a new Gaga single was too good an opportunity to pass on.
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“Weird Al” Yankovic – Alpocalypse | Album Reviews | Consequence of Sound
Retrieved July 15, It was chosen for the present album to parody recent public fears of an apocalypse such as the May end times predictions and the doomsday predictions ; "I figured that I might as well do my apocalypse-themed album before the actual apocalypse because I really don't think people are gonna be buying CDs at the end of the world", Yankovic stated. Create your account Finish Sign Up.
Al in the Box Greatest Hits Vol. It was a smart business decision. He reviewed the album's songs individually.
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Retrieved May 19, A polka medley including: Voice actor and comedian Tom Kenny is featured as a voice shouting out various tabloid headlines during an instrumental solo. Style parody of The White Stripes .
Building Album Sales Chart". Retrieved July 8, It was the seventh studio album self-produced by Yankovic. Style parody of The Doors .
The topic was already over-explored in when it was first released. Yankovic created music videos for every song on the album.
Retrieved June 29, The album's first single, " Whatever You Alpocalhpse " was released almost two and a half years prior to the release of the album, and the single peaked at number on the Billboard Hot His albums have developed a formula over the years: The album was preceded by a minor controversy after Yankovic sought Lady Gaga 's permission to record a parody of her song " Born This Alpocalypxe ".
Archived from the original on June 11, Although he stated that "the parodies of specific songs are a bit stronger than the originals this time out", he also said that "the laughs remain just alpocaltpse consistent as they've always been.
The video was made by Augenblick Studios and consists of showing a man's tattoos.
Retrieved June 20, Ultimately, the best way to judge a Weird Al album is on a song-by-song basis. Post content or file description. A low-budget video of Yankovic dressed as Jim Morrison with art-house and stock footage effects was produced by Liam Lynch.
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After all, what can you compare a Weird Alpcalypse album to but his previous work? Other tracks on the album were recorded in January, May and October Alpocalypse followed a five-year gap that succeeded the release of Straight Outta Lynwood.
Retrieved June 9, June 16, "Skipper Dan" Released: