Weird Al Conquers The Internet With 'Mandatory Fun'
"Weird Al" Yankovic's latest album might be the singer's last, and he's celebrating the occasion with a video-a-day campaign.By Matt Picht | July 19, 2014
The King of Parody is back. "Weird Al" Yankovic's fourteenth studio album, "Mandatory Fun," dropped earlier this week, and Yankovich is celebrating the occasion by releasing one new music video every day for eight days. (Via Matt Schilder / CC BY NC SA 2.0, RCA Records)
So far, the videos have all showcased Yankovich doing what he does best — poking good-natured fun at popular songs like Pharrell's "Happy" and Lorde's "Royals," alongside pastiches of marching band fight songs and "Pixies"-style pop.
And the album itself has garnered a fair amount of praise from critics, who credit the singer-songwriter's ability to adapt his unique style to the pop zeitgeist of the day. (Via The A.V. Club, Paste, Los Angeles Times)