Odelay (studio album) by Beck

Odelay by Beck
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 248th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 1,233 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1996 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (50th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (248th)
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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 1,233 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.9/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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75/100
From 03/17/2022 11:36
For my ears a very uneven album stylistically, not very cohesive. Too many songs that I did not like.
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80/100
From 12/15/2021 19:28
Album Rating: 78.92
(1,026/13)

1. "Devils Haircut" 3:14 - 87
2. "Hotwax" 3:49 - 85
3. "Lord Only Knows" Beck Hansen 4:14 - 85
4. "The New Pollution" 3:39 - 89
5. "Derelict" 4:12 - 71
6. "Novacane" 4:37 - 77
7. "Jack-Ass" 4:11 - 96
8. "Where It's At" 5:30 - 70
9. "Minus" Beck Hansen; produced by Beck Hansen, Mario Caldato Jr. and Brian Paulson. 2:32 - 86
10. "Sissyneck" 3:52 - 65
11. "Readymade" 2:37 - 70
12. "High 5 (Rock the Catskills)" 4:10 - 51
13. "Ramshackle" Beck Hansen; produced by Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf - 94
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70/100
From 11/24/2021 20:30
Unique. Enjoyable but not one I'd have on high rotation.
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90/100
From 05/17/2021 14:23
A pegada de Hip Hop é puro brilhantismo!
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85/100
From 04/29/2021 01:13
What genre is this? The answer: Beck. It's a collage of everything Beck ever experienced and made his own thing. It's like an art student did a scrapbook of things he like and end up made a fresh work. Beck had no one particular style and THAT is Beck's style.
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65/100
From 02/05/2021 04:30
Beck can be brilliant in passages, but I just don't like very many of these songs.
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60/100
From 01/06/2021 14:29
I don't find it that enjoyable, but this is an artistic statement, effortlessly blending so many different genres of music that is admirable at the very least.
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80/100
From 04/19/2020 18:37
Highlights:

Where It's At
Devils Haircut
The New Pollution
Jack-Ass
Hotwax
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70/100
From 03/06/2020 11:32
Listening this back, I really enjoy the Dust Brothers' intermezzos, after which I have to sit through verses and choruses of Beck's mediocre, occasionally okay songwriting. It makes me wonder why they settled as producers and didn't just go solo as their Chemical nephews. "But Beck also produced this", yeah, I've heard Mellow Gold, and that ain't this.
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From 12/29/2019 20:38
A smorgasboard of sounds and lyrics.
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