Beck - Odelay
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Based on 8 reviews
1996 Ratings: #2 / 64
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1996 Ratings: #16
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Had anyone listened to Mellow Gold, Beck's third album but first working with a major label, they shouldn't be entirely surprised going into Odelay. Having an album in between them that was released independently and with little attention, Odelay was a more proper follow-up to his breakout record. This is due to the fact that Beck was able to blaze straight down the same path he was going for with Mellow Gold, expand on it further, and prove to any detractors that he had stating that he would ... read more
Some of the more (for a lack of a better term) "hip-hop" sounding moments aren't really my thing, but overall this is a classic album with several essential songs. Aside from Novacane & High 5, which are still tolerable, I find the rest to be damn near perfect. Several styles done flawlessly.
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
Odelay is the what it's like when you're bombed by agent orange.
Space Vacation
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.
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