Odelay

Beck - Odelay
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Based on 7 reviews
1996 Ratings: #2 / 60
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Based on 315 ratings
1996 Ratings: #12
June 18, 1996 / Release Date
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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.
MusicSucks
93
Here's the deal:

After more than 2 years being surrounded by two friends who wouldn't shut the f up about Beck and, therefore, being kinda sad that I couldn't relate to their hype, but, at the same time, not being really attracted to the idea of trying it (mainly after the colours release), I FINALLY LISTENED TO IT. Actually, I think it was last week, but whatever.

I was told to start here and only really care about this, Mellow Gold, and the "lo-fi masterpiece" Golden Feeling. ... read more
BFunk32
95
Sure this may be directed more towards mainstream at the time and he only sticks with one genre, but I still think this is his best record. The experimentation in the instrumental saves this album and makes it unique. Becks lyrics are very good and the whole album is top quality. Probably in My top favorite albums ever
AmericaanSpirit
84
While some parts of this album fail to reach the level of genius that some of the other tracks hit, the record as a whole is undeniably tight. A jarring, yet real as real can get vision of the american rock scene.

BEST TRACKS: The New Pollution, Jack-Ass, Readymade, Derelict, Ramshackle, Where It's At
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
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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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