Odelay (studio album) by Beck

Odelay by Beck
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 236th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 1,200 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1996 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (48th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (236th)
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Odelay is ranked as the best album by Beck.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 1,200 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 81.0/100, a mean average of 79.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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90/100
From 05/17/2021 14:23
A pegada de Hip Hop é puro brilhantismo!
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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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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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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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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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From 12/24/2019 02:54
Whilst for me, the individual tracks may range in mixed ratings from good, great, excellent and brilliant (no duds!), it is definitely a case I feel that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Take the time, relax and play the entire album as it's an interesting, diverse, talented, fun, but yet still a cohesive play. Enjoy!
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80/100
From 11/27/2019 17:58
Listening to this album for the first time in 2019 is tough- I know that there's a huge Beck fanbase out there and I've been trying to find out why on my own. I really didn't like Mellow Gold at all and I feel like, though this album is a massive improvement, there's still a lot Beck leaves on the table. Maybe it's the lo-fi sound that I don't fully gravitate towards (my favorites on the album are the more well-produced songs with a lot going on), or maybe I just haven't understood the apathetic nature of his mid-90s lyricism and vocalization. I think maybe this album is very much a product of its time- I compare it to a mixture of Cake and Fastball.
But there's definitely improvement from 1994 for Beck. I still look forward to delving further into my investigation, especially now that his successive albums tend to favor different genres and better production (from the songs I've heard so far), but I remain trepidatious.
Favorite Tracks: The New Pollution, Where It's At, Minus
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From 10/10/2019 13:16
Really good album.

Favorites: Hotwax; Novacane; Where It's At.
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Best Albums of 1996
1. Pinkerton by Weezer
2. If You're Feeling Sinister by Belle And Sebastian
3. Endtroducing..... by DJ Shadow
4. Ænima by Tool
5. Odelay by Beck
6. Long Season by フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans]
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