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Monday, March 28, 2011

Beck - Guero

I think I've said this before, but certain acts you loved when you were a kid - always have a special place in your heart as you get older. I adored Beck's 'Odelay' record when I was younger, and everytime he drops a new one, I do my best to pick it up and give it a go. They are always so incredibly different, which makes me grow fonder of Mr. Beck Hansen here. And to boot, you talk about defining alternative rock, the picture in the dictionary should be Beck and Radiohead. Pioneers of the genre if you ask me. Anyways, I reviewed 'Odelay' a long while back, and gave it a positive review. For those lovers of that type of sound, this album I think is also for you. Not to say it's exactly the same, but it's closer to that than most other stuff by him out there. This reminds me a lot of a Gorillaz record or something, where the whole thing start to finish is rock solid, but the sound runs the gambit of any genre you can imagine. There are a couple electronic tracks here that are really fun to listen to, and then one where he collaborates with Jack White. Oh, and then throw a pop single 'Girl' in there for good measure. This is his 9th studio album and is certified a mere gold. Beck's album are typically never monster sellers, mainly because his music is semi 'out-there'. But this album is better than that. It dropped in March of 2005 and I can't find a lot of critics who didn't enjoy it through and through...which is quite strange. I love this record. I've played it over and over on my iPod and won't be putting it down anytime soon. Highly recommend you give this a shot if you're yearning for something new and different today.

1. E-Pro
2. Que Onda Guero
3. Girl
4. Missing
5. Black Tambourine
6. Earthquake Weather
7. Hell Yes
8. Broken Drum
9. Scarecrow
10. Go It Alone
11. Farewell Ride
12. Rental Car
13. Emergency Exit

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. E-Pro
2. Broken Drum
3. Hell Yes

4. Earthquake Weather
5. Girl

4.25 out of 5 stars


  1. I like that...4 and 5. Its like, yea I got more than my typical 3 favorites here.

  2. I really enjoy this one. I had to drop an extra couple tracks.