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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Beck - Odelay

Time for another alternative style review, and who is more alternative than Beck? This guy has never made two albums that even closely resemble each other. Seems like every time he touches the mic in a studio - he has a totally new ambition for how he wants the music to sound. Beck has a DOZEN albums out since his debut in 1993. I honestly had no idea he had that much music out there. I mean, I've heard probably half of those records, and I thought that was a lot. Mainstream got familiar with him via '94s 'Mellow Gold' which of course was made famous by 'Loser'. He actually released another record in 1994 that didn't fare quite as well on the charts. So Odelay ended up being his next record, and the first single 'Where It's At' ended up being HUGE. I remember back in 96 when this came out, and MTV still played videos - this was on all the time. Many stations played it and it seemed like you could never get sick of it. It just had a certain feel to it that was totally unique to anything else out there at that time. Very cool. Anyway, this probably isn't my favorite Beck album ever, but it's really good. And it's his best selling by a pretty good number of records sold. It's very different top to bottom, big shocker. I think it's well worth listening to. If you haven't ever listened start to finish, try it out. I think you'll like it. If not, don't be afraid to try another Beck work because hey - who knows what style you'll get. Happy Thursday and enjoy!

1. Devils Haircut
2. Hotwax
3. Lord Only Knows
4. New Pollution, The
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

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Where It's At
2. Devil's Haircut
3. New Pollution

4 out of 5 stars


  1. Best song on this album is Jack-Ass. Top 3 Fail.

  2. NO WAY!! I LOVE Where It's At!

    I can jam to that song all day, everyday.

  3. Where It's At, admittedly, is the opening song to the movie I will never make someday about my life. But, Jack-Ass is a better song, overall.

  4. Hmm....I'll go back and listen to it again. But I have a feeling it won't crack my Top 3.

    Sorry Dude!