One can tell just by listening to Alapalooza that Weird Al Yankovic was having a hard time writing clever material to coincide with the current musical trends. The album's title is indeed appropriate -- the musical content varies from track to track. Many of the parodies on the album, such as "Jurassic Park" and "Achy Breaky Song," must have been meant to be on an earlier album meant to satirize the real songs when they were on top of the charts, but somehow were never released until now. With that in mind, only the poor timing keeps Alapalooza from being such a blast, as the entire album sounds sloppy and mostly like a compilation of old B-sides.
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AllMusic Review by Barry Weber