Saturday, March 17, 2012
The follow up to Beck's chart-smasher "Odelay" certainly caught people by surprise.
It's 1998 release found a public ready for Odelay pt. deux, but instead they got a Beck that was pulling another layer back on the onion, prepared to show people that there was a lot more to Beck Hansen than just sampled alt-rock.
This is a good thing, although I can't say it's my favorite Beck album.
About halfway through the final track there's a hidden track which is like the Beck-of-old, full of squealing guitars and noisy bits. Its like a reminder to his audience that Beck knows what he does best. Please allow him the foray into genre-bending work because his next album would be his best yet.
Posted by T. at 7:36 PM