Alpocalypse

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
From its smattering of cute original songs to its wealth of brilliant parodies, Weird Al's Alpocalypse fits the Yankovic album template splendidly, offering a great gut busters-to-groaners ratio, and featuring one of the best pop-in-a-polka-style medleys in the man's catalog, "Polka Face." The inspired medley covers everyone from Kesha ("Tik Tok") to Owl City ("Fireflies") at breakneck speed, but the highlight has to be Al's take on Kid Cudi ("Day 'N' Nite") where backpacker lyrics ("The lonely stoner seems to free himself at night") meets babushka music. "Party in the C.I.A." takes a Miley Cyrus cut and turns it into a glittery covert operations party ("Payin' the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
From its smattering of cute original songs to its wealth of brilliant parodies, Weird Al's Alpocalypse fits the Yankovic album template splendidly, offering a great gut busters-to-groaners ratio, and featuring one of the best pop-in-a-polka-style medleys in the man's catalog, "Polka Face." The inspired medley covers everyone from Kesha ("Tik Tok") to Owl City ("Fireflies") at breakneck speed, but the highlight has to be Al's take on Kid Cudi ("Day 'N' Nite") where backpacker lyrics ("The lonely stoner seems to free himself at night") meets babushka music. "Party in the C.I.A." takes a Miley Cyrus cut and turns it into a glittery covert operations party ("Payin' the bribes like yeah/Pluggin' the leaks like yeah") while "Whatever You Like" is the T.I. track of the same name but on food stamps, promising the ladies any flavor of Top Ramen they crave. The creative high point is "CNR," which has to be the only White Stripes-influenced, Charles Nelson Reilly S&M song in the known universe, and if you've ever sold any unwanted crap online, "Craigslist" will be a close second. Only bummer for loyal fans is that five of these tracks are repeated from the Internet Leaks EP, but ignore that redundancy, and Al remains the undisputed king of the parody song.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2011
  • Label: Volcano
  • UPC: 886978932624
  • Catalog Number: 789326
  • Sales rank: 18,904

Album Credits

Performance Credits
"Weird Al" Yankovic Primary Artist, Accordion, Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Hand Clapping
Ray Manzarek Keyboards
Kim Bullard Keyboards
Randy Crenshaw Choir, Chorus
Monique Donnelly Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Scottie Haskell Choir, Chorus
Angie Jaree Choir, Chorus
Steve Jay Bass Guitar, Choir, Chorus, Hand Clapping
David Joyce Choir, Chorus
Tom Kenny Voiceover
Warren Leuning Trumpet
Joel Peskin Clarinet
Jim Self Tuba
Ruben Valtierra Keyboards
Lisa Popeil Choir, Chorus
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz Percussion, Castanets, Conga, Drums, Tambourine, Vocals, Hand Clapping, cowbell, sleigh bells, Wood Block, Siren, Slide Whistle
Taylor Hanson Keyboards
Jim "Kimo" West Synthesizer, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Hand Clapping
John Dickson French Horn
Technical Credits
Cathy Dennis Composer
Jamie Foxx Composer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Steve Jay Orchestration
Tony Papa Engineer
"Weird Al" Yankovic Arranger, Composer, Producer
David Santana Illustrations
Max Martin Composer
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz drum programming
Peter Burns Composer
Adam Young Composer
Fernando Garibay Composer
Amy Dresser Retouching
Rafael Serrano Engineer
Matt Cohen Engineer
Pink Composer
David Siegel Composer
Fraser T. Smith Composer
Robert Larow Composer
Dave Haywood Composer
Breyon Prescott Composer
Hillary Scott Composer
Brian Warwick Engineer
J.R. Rotem Composer
T-Pain Composer
Edmund Koetscher Composer
Claude Kelly Composer
Taylor Swift Composer
Jim "Kimo" West Sound Design
Taio Cruz Composer
Jared Cotter Composer
Josh Kear Composer
Liz Rose Composer
Ari Levine Composer
Katy Perry Composer
Charles Kelley Composer
Shellback Composer
Nikesha Briscoe Composer
Bruno Mars Composer
Stefani Germanotta Composer
Meghan Foley Art Direction
Jessica Cornish Composer
Nadir Khayat Composer
Philip Lawrence Composer
Scott Mescudi Composer
John Conte Jr. Composer
Nathan L. Walker Composer
Rafael Akinyemi Composer
Kesha Sebert Composer
Benjamin Levin Composer
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Clifford Joseph Harris Composer
Brendon R. Melancon Composer
Timorhy Theron Composer
Thomas Theron Composer
Rudi von Der Dovenmuehle Composer
Paul Blair Composer
Nick Plotquin Photo Production
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