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Cover art of Dr Demento's Dementia Royale

Class Acts

  • Punk Polka
  • My Bologna
  • Making Love In A Subaru
  • I Gotta Get A Fake I.D.

Dr. Demento's

Dementia Royale

April 29, 1980
A collection of novelty music presented as a Dr. Demento radio show. Also one of the earliest "Weird Al" Yankovic recordings, newer than his first single by only 4 months - and even predating him even PLAYING Another One Rides The Bus - which was 1981. Also features some other great songs that have remained more obscure, like Making Love In A Subaru by Damaskas and Gotta Get A Fake I.D. by Barnes and Barnes.

Full review coming at some point
Cover art of Damn Skippy by Lemon Demon

Class Acts

  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Geeks In Love
  • New Way Out
  • Ode to Crayola

Lemon Demon

Damn Skippy

March 3rd, 2005
Damn Skippy, one of the oldest Lemon Demon albums, being free for download on the Lemon Demon website, RIGHT NOW! However, it's lacking the bonus tracks that are included in the Needlejuice Records CD release-- which is what I'm reviewing today! Also, Needlejuice's version of the album is remastered, and the crusty MP3s on the Lemon Demon site are... well, crusty MP3s.

Full review...
Cover of Weird Al Yankovic's debut self-titled album

Class Acts

  • I Love Rocky Road
  • Happy Birthday
  • My Bologna
  • I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead

"Weird Al" Yankovic

May 3, 1983
"Weird Al" Yankovic's debut album. It's his only album to feature the iconic honk of his accordion on every track. Featuring classics like I Love Rocky Road, Happy Birthday, My Bologna, Another One Rides The Bus and Mr. Frump in the Iron Lung, this album is more known for the individual songs than as its own entity-- almost feeling more like a compilation of demos than a proper album like the 13 that followed.

Full review...
Cover of In 3-D by Weird Al Yankovic

Class Acts

  • Eat It
  • Midnight Star
  • I Lost On Jeopardy
  • Nature Trail To Hell

"Weird Al" Yankovic

In 3-D

February 28, 1984
"Weird Al" Yankovic's 2nd album, and it is significantly more polished than his first. (Not to say that the unpolished feel of the debut album is bad! Just different.) Featuring standout originals like Midnight Star and Nature Trail To Hell, alongside iconic parodies like Eat It and I Lost On Jeopardy, this is bound to be an S class album.

Full review...
Cover of Dare To Be Stupid by Weird Al Yankovic

Class Acts

  • Dare To Be Stupid
  • One More Minute
  • This Is The Life
  • Cable TV

"Weird Al" Yankovic

Dare To Be Stupid

June 18, 1985
"Weird Al" Yankovic's 3rd album, and it brings a bit more of the off-the-cuff feel from the debut album-- but not to the point of feeling like a demo compilation. This album really hits it out of the park with its originals, with Dare To Be Stupid, One More Minute, This Is The Life, and Cable TV-- and it even feature's Al's first direct cover!

Full review...
Cover of Running with Scissors by Weird Al Yankovic

Class Acts

  • Pretty Fly For a Rabbi
  • Your Horoscope For Today
  • It's All About The Pentiums
  • Albuquerque

"Weird Al" Yankovic

Running With Scissors

June 26, 1999
The best "Weird Al" Yankovic album (in my opinion), this album features the 2nd of Weird Al's Star Wars parodies, The Saga Begins, as well as one of his first "nerdy" songs, It's All About The Pentiums. Additionally, it features certain fan-favorite originals, like Your Horoscope For Today and Albuquerque.

Full review...
Cover of Mandatory Fun by Weird Al Yankovic

Class Acts

  • Lame Claim To Fame
  • Word Crimes
  • First World Problems
  • Jackson Park Express

"Weird Al" Yankovic

Mandatory Fun

June 15, 2014
Weird Al's last contractually-obligated album, from when he signed the 14-album deal with Scotti Bros. One of the most well known albums, and his first (and so far, only) album to chart #1. Has Weird Al's second highest music video per track ratio, tying with Straight Outta Lynwood with 9 videos for 12 tracks.

Full review coming at some point