“Weird Al” is the kind of artist that you love or like. There’s no hate in the world of “Weird Al” because in Al’s world whether you love his music or just sort of like it, it’s still really fun.
“Weird Al” Yankovic’s Alpocalypse, his 13th album, continues the high standard Straight Outta Lynwood set in 2006 as to how to do a parody in the 21st Century and more importantly, why “Weird Al” Yankovic will never be irrelevant. It’s Yankovic’s pop sensibility that has always kept him ahead of the curve (and his peers) and Alpocalypse is no different. From the opening Lady Gaga parody through riffs on everyone from Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift to T.I. and even The Doors, “Weird Al” stays relevant by staying with what’s current.
The amazing thing about any “Weird Al” album is the way he can take completely different genres and throw ’em in a blender and make a solid album out of it all.
Take Alpocalypse for example. It starts with the Lady Gaga parody “Perform This Way” then shifts to the guitar-driven White Stripes inspired “CNR” to the Taylor Swift “You Belong With Me” parody “TMZ”. And it works. Well. Quite simply, “Weird Al” is an expert in this field which which is why I keep coming back for more. You should, too.
Alpocalypse is available now. Order it here.