"Weird Al"'s debut album does not disappoint. In fact, it may be one of his strongest albums to date. The only one of his albums to feature his signature accordion on every song, Al embraces his "weirdness" on this album perhaps more so than any other. Also, a couple of these tracks were recorded live and in one take, so this is definitely his most "raw" album. This is Al's only album that does not feature a polka, which is a disappointment to some, but Al's wacky accordion playing takes center stage on all the songs, more than making up for the lack of any polkas. Aside from just sounding weird, Al's first album contains some of his most scathing lyrics to date. "Happy Birthday" is a song about the world's impending doom, "The Check's In the Mail" is about the sliminess of the music industry, and "Mr. Frump in the Iron Lung" is about an old man who is dying. Despite the dark subject matter, Al is still able to make these songs hilarious, as only he could. Trust me, this album is ESSENTIAL to any Al fan's collection. You won't regret making this purchase. And for this price, why wouldn't you?