Ten years ago, that woulda been my dream.
For some reason, that never bothers me with Beck. I never think about it.
Tom Cruise’s affiliation with Scientology? That dude’s insane as is his “religion”. I can’t watch any of his films without that as the pretense.
Beck’s affiliation? Whatever, he made Odelay and defined how I’ve heard music since childhood.
Since so nearly all of Beck’s albums are stylistically different from one another, it’s understood I’ll always have trouble comparing his albums. I love Midnite Vultures–when I’m in the mood for it. But I can’t justifiably compare it to Sea Change just like I can’t compare Morning Phase to any of Beck’s previous work other than Sea Change or maybe Mutations.
What resonates with me on this record as mentioned in Tom’s review is that settled and patient feeling throughout. The genre jumping is always an exciting and fun piece to Beck’s music, but this stepping back and refining (at least that’s what i get from it) stands out in its own way–and I really appreciate it here.
Regarding Beck fatigue? Ø [EMPTY SET] Does not compute.
My answer to depression is Grouper, Father John Misty and–depending on the severity–GYBE!
slope style skiing, yo
And apparently Hilton Hotels and Delta?
That brings many tears
Did you see that Digital Love? What a hug!
:/ sorry michael_sr.
Did he like Imagine Kendrick Lamar Dragons?
That pianist’s facial expressions, while nowhere similar, rival Kirk Hammett’s in their own right. Painful pleasure
Carole King seems like she’d be an awesome, slightly kooky, aunt.
Dude…on behalf of the robots….man
Cheers, I’ve never heard/seen been made aware of anything that’s happening on screen right now
I feel like the Lorde dance happening right now deserves a “finish your drink”
My god, that hat
Guys, there’s also Cookie Dough flavor “creme” in them! So, no chocolate, certainly no cookie dough, but you do get to taste whatever the legal definition of “creme” is.
The soundtrack for the effect of these things on your intestines would be better soundtracked by Gorguts or Inquisition.
I like that the Oreo package advertises their product as made with “chocolatey” chips as a promise that whatever shit filled ingredient they’re actually using will resemble chocolate in some way.
What’s worse is that I still want to try them. Tegan and Sara, you’re ruining my health.
A comparison which Mr. Deville already made..whoops.
I remember buying the Sea Change cd and listening to it in my car in the Best Buy parking lot. It didn’t immediately grab me like his previous upbeat, goofy, party records. It took many drives as slow music on short car trips just didn’t do it for me then.
12 years later, this is personally exactly what I would want out of a Beck album. Also, I’ll pre-order or buy the record locally rather than Best Buy. Beck was the first musician I cared enough to call my favorite, and it’s kinda nice being able to follow the trajectory and changes in my life through his albums.
I am very ready for this. Makes me nostalgic for 2002 a la Sea Change.
I miss you Stereogum. Shit got busy. Last time I checked in, Michael_ was fighting with Michael Hanna. DonnyT was in and out. It’s been ~4 months. It seems uncannily similar ’round here compared to how it was when I fell off the face of the earth. Has someone been shaking things up? I feel like I’m too far removed now. I’ve missed all the inside jokes. I’m a shadow of the man I used to be.
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Take a break, and come back refreshed. It works every time.
I’m always interested in what he has to say, and a bit more terrified after I’ve heard him say it.
I can relate completely.