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No, it's not sheet music this time:
I preferred the One Foot In The Grave / Mutations era of the softer side of Beck, his voice used to be a lot more expressive back then, it's as though he took singing lessons before Sea Change and decided to genericise his voice which was a real shame.
I think his voice sounds really powerful post-Sea Change (on his cover of Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime, for instance). As much as I love his early stuff, that lazy, mouth-breathy, white guy indie voice was getting a little tiresome by the end of the 90s.
In any event, I look forward to everything he does. Smokey Hormel and Joey Waronker are fine sidemen. This should be good.
though I do agree that if he'd carried on doing vocals in exactly the same style it'd have gotten tiresome, just didn't enjoy anything Sea-Change onwards as much as what came before.
Very contemporary sounding.
but if he made Sea Change part 2 I would problem jizz myself to death
but then I'm a 'Modern Guilt' and 'Midnite Vultures' man myself.
With no "Oh my God, WHY do you like that?" intended, what is it that you enjoy about Sea Change? Perhaps I've been "missing something" in it. (I have only listened to it a couple of times.)
I think his run from Mellow Gold to Sea Change is all pretty great anyway