Beck - Odelay - LP Vinyl

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c0009681
UPC:
602547933782

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Album:
Odelay
Artist:
Beck
Format:
12" Vinyl
UPC:
602547933782

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2016 reissue on 140g Vinyl! June marked the 20th anniversary of this double-platinum-certified album - features fan faves “Where It’s At,” “Devils Haircut” and “The New Pollution”. Produced by Beck with collaborators the Dust Brothers, Mario Caldato Jr., Brian Paulson, Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf.

Unlike Stereopathetic Soul Manure and One Foot in the Grave, the indie albums that followed his debut Mellow Gold by a mere matter of months, Odelay was a full-fledged, full-bodied album, released on a major label in the summer of 1996 and bearing an intricate, meticulous production by the Dust Brothers in their first gig since the Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique. Odelay shared a similar collage structure to that 1989 masterpiece, relying on a blend of found sounds and samples, but instead of lending the album its primary colors, the Dust Brothers provided the accents, highlighting Beck's ever-changing sounds, tying together his stylistic shifts, making the leaps from the dirge-blues of "Jack-Ass" to the hazy party rock of "Where's It's At" seem not so great. Like Mellow Gold, Odelay winds up touching on a number of disparate strands -- folk and country, grungy garage rock, stiff-boned electro, louche exotica, old-school rap, touches of noise rock -- but there's no break-neck snap between sensibilities, everything flows smoothly, the dense sounds suggesting that the songs are a bit more complicated than they actually are. Most of the songs here betray Beck's roots as an anti-folk singer -- he reworks blues structures ("Devil's Haircut"), country ("Lord Only Knows," "Sissyneck"), soul ("Hotwax"), folk ("Ramshackle") and rap ("High 5 [Rock the Catskills]," "Where It's At") -- but each track twists conventions, either in their construction or presentation, giving this a vibrant, electric pulse, surprising in its form and attack. Like a mosaic, all the details add up to a picture greater than its parts, so while some of Beck's best songs are here, Odelay is best appreciated as a recorded whole, with each layered sample enhancing the allusion that came before.
A1Devil's Haircut3:13
A2Hotwax3:52
A3Lord Only Knows4:14
A4The New Pollution3:39
A5Derelict3:18
A6Novacane3:17
A7Jack-Ass4:00
B1Where It's At5:25
B2Minus2:32
B3Sissyneck4:02
B4Readymade2:43
B5High 5 (Rock The Catskills)4:10
B6Ramshackle4:49

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