Odelay

Beck - Odelay
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Based on 7 reviews
1996 Ratings: #2 / 60
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Based on 405 ratings
1996 Ratings: #12
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June 18, 1996 / Release Date
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WhatTheFunk
86
If I had to give the Rock Innovation Award, Beck would be the ideal recipient."Odelay" undeniably appears as the greatest stroke of genius but also the biggest risk taking that Beck has taken during his career. Between big mix anything and total experimental, Beck tries everything and in almost every possible way, sometimes starting from scratch. Naïve little smiling voice here, heart-rending cries there, a little more hilarious song still here ... A little bit of everything but ... read more
Space Vacation
87
Like most albums with high acclaim, it took me a few tries to sit and listen to this entire album.
but I'm glad I finally did.
For the majority of it, it was very good, very experimental obviously but somehow quite consistent.
bornunderpunch
49
I can't get into this. It's just so bland and basic, it reminds me of a thousand different artists who do exactly the same
exception
69
Beck is a terrific artist in every sense of the word. However, on this album he just doesn't use his talent as well as he had in the past, and ended up creating a very commercially friendly album that droned on much longer (with not enough variation) than it should have. Even with Odelay being circlejerked by critics, it is far from Beck's best output.

fav tracks: Derelict, Ramshackle
HoodieBraden
93
My dislike for Mellow Gold is still pretty strong, but wow, that album really gave me the wrong first impression of Beck. Sea Change is one of my top go-to albums for depressive times, so of course, I love that album. And now there's Odelay.

This thing is SO fun. There's a multitude of genres messed with here, as well as numerous influences represented through samples. The momentum is consistently strong all throughout, which is a big plus for me. It starts off strong with the fantastic ... read more
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Track List

  1. Devils Haircut
  2. Hotwax
  3. Lord Only Knows
  4. New Pollution
  5. Derelict
  6. Novacane
  7. Jack-Ass
  8. Where It's At
  9. Minus
  10. Sissyneck
  11. Readymade
  12. High 5 (Rock the Catskills)
  13. Ramshackle
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