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Monday, July 7, 2008
This is another slow week for new releases... unless you're really excited for Eddie Murphy's "Meet Dave" or something. The only thing I'm REALLY excited about is the new Beck album!
I think that Beck is one of our generations most underrated musicians. Except for his heyday with "Odelay", Beck has never really gotten his due. Sure, everybody knows about him and claims to enjoy his music, but I think he's been slept on for most of this millennium. Some of his best work has come out the past couple years; "Sea Change" was heart-breakingly beautiful, and "The Information" was just plain fantastic. I'm really excited for "Modern Guilt", which was produced by Danger Mouse with a 60's feel.
"Modern Guilt" is a tightly assembled group of songs that range in lyrical tone from introspection and social commentary to off the cuff wordplay and lighthearted humor. Musically, the album's ten tracks vacillate between economy and experimentation, hybrid and pop classicism, while consistently manifesting Beck and Danger Mouse's shared interest in psych-rock, folk, electronic minimalism and orchestration.