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Re: favorite beck album? (official beck thread)
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2007, 07:25:01 AM »
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Beck keeps it catchy, dynamic and fun
Source: Los Angeles Times

Beck
"Timebomb"
(Interscope)

As an image for these days of uncertainty, a time bomb might be at least as relevant as, say, an umbrella. With today's release of Beck's new single, both devices are now part of the summer pop vocabulary, and he has as much fun with his toy as Rihanna does, in a different way, with hers. She goes, "ella, ella, ella," he says, "tick tick tick tick."

The latter is inherently more ominous, but the recording's apocalyptic undercurrent is balanced by a mighty urge to rock, a duality embodied in lines such as:

We got a red alert

We cut the power and we

Na na na na

It's a ridiculously dynamic single, Devo-like in its embrace of dumb fundamentals and the mocking tone of Beck's voice. There's also a Prince-ly swagger in its synth-rock propulsion, but the parade of surprises in the shifting textures and colors is pure, prime Beck.

"Timebomb" comes out today on iTunes and next Tuesday at other digital retailers, and it's billed as Beck's only planned release at this time. Unencumbered by promotional ties, it reflects a welcome ability to simply catch a moment and put it out there.

It might be too late to qualify as the single of the summer, but it's a perfect tonic before the fall.
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Re: favorite beck album? (official beck thread)
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2007, 02:44:07 PM »
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i like it a lot! was i wrong for not buying the information?
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Re: favorite beck album? (official beck thread)
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2007, 04:14:13 AM »
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it's really hard to pick one favourite, one thing i enjoy about this guy is that he can take on so many styles.
i'll have to pick em all....
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Re: favorite beck album? (official beck thread)
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2008, 10:36:25 PM »
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Changed your mind, mod?

I actually broke out Guero for the first time in awhile after reading the Odelay special edition review at Pitchfork. I'm torn on whether to buy it. These Geffen special editions always seem overpriced to me. The record's been out over 10 years, they've recouped their costs and then some. The record should be maybe $5 over normal CD retail price. Maybe they're better than I realize because I haven't bought any of them up to this point.
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Re: favorite beck album? (official beck thread)
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2008, 04:40:35 PM »
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i really like it too.  i think information was just too long.  and guero was too odelay.  Orphans, Gamma Ray, Modern Guilt, Profanity Prayers.  all good beckstuff.  cat power backing vocals on first track are great too.  not since jim james sang backup on i'm wide awake has a guest backing vocal been so backing.
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Re: favorite beck album? (official beck thread)
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2008, 06:43:00 PM »
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no shit. this is a pretty solid record. there's a lot to digest here, actually. i'm surprised, and i'm a big fan.

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Re: favorite beck album? (official beck thread)
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2008, 09:14:35 PM »
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Still digesting but I know that the production on this is ridiculous. I love you Beck. I might just be really stoned but I have a feeling that this would sync up with Wall-E perfectly. Okay, maybe I just want to listen to this and watch Wall-E whilst stoned...that sounds more logical.
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Re: favorite beck album? (official beck thread)
« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2008, 12:11:48 AM »
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Still digesting but I know that the production on this is ridiculous. I love you Beck. I might just be really stoned but I have a feeling that this would sync up with Wall-E perfectly. Okay, maybe I just want to listen to this and watch Wall-E whilst stoned...that sounds more logical.

Werd. I'm stoned, too.

It's good. I'm having alot of fun with it, but every Beck album post-Sea Change gets knocked down a notch right off the bat for not being another Sea Change. I give it a 9 out of 10. Seriously, when is he going to make another Sea Change?

The production is excellent, though.
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Re: favorite beck album? (official beck thread)
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2008, 10:47:56 AM »
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He would need to go through something really painful and exhausting for him to do another Sea Change.

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Re: favorite beck album? (official beck thread)
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2008, 11:20:53 AM »
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He would need to go through something really painful and exhausting for him to do another Sea Change.

Well, for my sake, I hope something really painful and exhausting happens to him.
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Re: favorite beck album? (official beck thread)
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2008, 02:33:25 PM »
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He would need to go through something really painful and exhausting for him to do another Sea Change.

Well, for my sake, I hope something really painful and exhausting happens to him.

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Re: favorite beck album? (official beck thread)
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2008, 02:34:38 PM »
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i too like what it's doing.  i got really good seats for his Hollywood Bowl show in september.  dude puts on amazing shows.

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Re: favorite beck album? (official beck thread)
« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2008, 06:29:58 PM »
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i am liking the title track and the title itself.

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Re: favorite beck album? (official beck thread)
« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2008, 08:41:03 PM »
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i am liking the title track and the title itself.

Werd. Does anyone else think the title tracks sounds like Beck doing Spoon? It's awesome.

I'm really digging this whole album. Easily the best thing he's done since Sea Change.
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Re: favorite beck album? (official beck thread)
« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2008, 09:01:16 PM »
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i too like what it's doing.  i got really good seats for his Hollywood Bowl show in september.

How is it we're going to the same shows, just not together? You going to NIN too?
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