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is completely brilliant.
that is all
when listening it on the headphones earlier. Don't know if that says anything about the album, it was probably that I was just tired?
playing live recently, but I agree - Modern Guilt is amazing.
Anyone else think that one about a soul sounds like QOTSA and that Replica one sounds like it could be on In Rainbows.
Beck remains ace, even if he is a bit rubbish live.
and probably because by all accounts he is a bit of a cunt
but this new reocrd has got me like he has utterly failed to on ALL records since Midnite Vultures.
Just straight up psyche nugggets with exquisite shards (yes, shards)of all (yes, all) other forms of music from 60s onward intot he future, floating in and out in a deceptively simple but of course super clever way, so it gets more and more sexy and engaging on each listen
can't hear a single, mind
or, for those that like these things, a single mind
but the kitchen sink is dialled down so low, that is has the melodies of sad beck, allied to the whatdoesthisbuttondo of party beck, all tied up
in a fat free bow
word to your mother
I'm very much of the view that this is one of the best things he's ever done: admittedly this is largely because the short running time stops him from bulking the thing out with obnoxious filler as he so often does, but it's still a really tight, focused record. Like thebigmusic said, there's no single on here, which might account for the subdued reaction, but it's still a great album - Volcano especiallly might be one of his best tracks yet.
but I find it deathly dull
wish he'd make another album with nigel godrich at the helm
and have only found brief moments of excellence. Give me Odelay or Sea Change anyday.
CONSIDER THEM YOURS
BEING UTTERLY MENTAL IS A PLUS IN POP MUSIC , NO?
OR CAN BE
i love beck. that is all.
come from about him being shit live.
I saw him at Rock Werchter and he was one of the highlights of the weekend.
I think he played 3 or 4 songs from his new album and they were pretty great.
You were obviously not at his solo acoustic show at the Royal Albert Hall in 2003 - which to this day remains the best thing I have ever seen.
His gig at Wembley Arena in early 2000 is also right up there with the best.
than at festivals as far as crowd interaction goes
he was awesome when i saw him support radiohead, much more awesome than radiohead even
I thought that was appalling..definitely the worst time I've seen him, each to their own I suppose.
But yeah, whoever said the Royal Albert Hall show was fantastic is correct, out of the 6 times i've seen him that was easily the best.
i also saw one of that acoustic tour he did which was equally great
was when he supported Radiohead in 2001..I'd forgotten he did the Edinburgh/V Festival shows with them as well!
yeah, I saw him in 03 and 06 and at Werchter a couple of weeks ago.
'03 was awesome, Odelay and Sea Change basically. '06 was great, they put on a proper show and it was entertaining.
Werchter was good, but Beck was a wee bit too stoned and messed up some vocals at first. But it didn't matter because Sunday Sun and Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes back to back was amazing.
I'm still not sure about this record but it sounds bloody good through headphones. The songs just aren't classic enough. Although Chemtrails is turning into a hot psychedelic summer anthem
It's a bit of a grower, though I don't think anywhere near as good as 'The Information'. Best song by a mile is 'Walls', which has the most lovely melody in the world.
its actually really listenable!
although I haven't listened to it yet.
Im not expecting too much from it, I was quite let down by 'Chemtrails' as a lead single, but it is Beck, so im sure there is some interesting stuff on it.
He's one of Travolta / Cruise's lot.
Scientology. You know - the one about UFOs.