Odelay (studio album) by Beck
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Odelay is ranked as the best album by Beck.
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I remember seeing Beck at a festival concert maybe a year or so after this album came out. What I remember from his live act was that none of the songs really mattered…it was all about the vibe and the showmanship. Same with the record, I suppose. It’s probably not a great set of songs, but it’s definitely a platform for Beck to be Beck.
For my ears a very uneven album stylistically, not very cohesive. Too many songs that I did not like.
Album Rating: 78.92
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
Unique. Enjoyable but not one I'd have on high rotation.
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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.
Beck can be brilliant in passages, but I just don't like very many of these songs.
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.
Where It's At
The New Pollution
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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