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Sea Change, a good change for Beck
on 25 September 2002
Sea change is a side of Beck nobody has really seen, on an album anyway. The album is acoustic and in places has a folk edge. Becks vocals are as sweet as ever but more so as he performs, within this album, songs that would be suited for somebody like the late, great Nick Drake. Sweet melodies are present that give the record an easy listening feel, just sit back and enjoy, if you can, get your hands on the LP, because easy listening like this is easier with vinyl. If you admiration for Beck comes from the days of Odeley or songs like loser, the techno, dance side of Beck's work has been cast aside for now, but if you love Beck for being him, you will love this.
Songs that stand out for me are End of the Day and side of the road for there shere loneliness that make you feel, well, great. Some albums are designed to have 3 great songs and then are crammed with fillers. This however is the opposite, you will find yourself taken to another place by every song, and once it is finished the only thing to do is listen to it again.
Never seen Beck live ? Well put on this album and close your eyes. Bingo, it feels like Beck is next to you performing every song. Brag about it, tell everyone how good it is, because the more people who own this, the better the world will be.
This album made me look at Beck with even more admiration, i knew he was good, now I know he is better.