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Odelay

23 Dec. 2002 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1996
  • Release Date: 23 Dec. 2002
  • Label: Polydor Associated Labels
  • Copyright: (C) 1996 Geffen Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 54:31
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  • ASIN: B001KWP0GQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,195 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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I 'discovered' Beck through a rather odd route, after he (or rather, his head!) guested in an episode of Futurama which included a rendition of 'Where It's At', complete with washboard break(!)
I picked up 'Odelay' shortly afterwards and its one of the few CDs in my collection that I can listen to without skipping tracks. There's a mind-boggling range of styles on offer here, ranging from blues and folk, through lounge (listen to the intro to 'Where It's At') to hip-hop. Whilst there's a serious risk of the entire album drowning in a mish-mash of sound, it's to Beck's credit that he holds everything together.
Whilst Beck is obviously an extremely talented musician, the thing that makes this album for me is the vocals - most of the time he sounds half asleep, but for some reason it seems to work. Don't ask me why, it just does. The almost narcoleptic delivery adds an extra dimension to the slower songs, although some of the lyrics tend to be a bit obtuse.
There isn't really a bad track on this album, but for me the standouts are "Where It's At", the curiously uplifting "Lord Only Knows" and "Jackass", which is a supremely moving song, despite having a sample of a braying donkey at the end.
Don't let the fact that Beck is often lumped in with 'folk rock' artists put you off, this is an extremely varied album which is well worth a listen.
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I wasn't sure what was happening on this album. It is suppose to be a classic album of sorts but for me it was disjointed and all over the place like the musicians didn't really know what to do with themselves. Not really something I would listen to often really. But at last I gave it a try. It was interesting there was lots going on and it was very unique in both design and style but it just felt a bit too disjointed and all over the place to me
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By A Customer on 5 July 2001
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On the justifiably critically acclaimed 'Odelay' Beck seems to try his hand at virtually every genre under the sun........And seems to succeed at each increasingly ambitious attempt. The album, aside from the obvious brilliance of 'new pollution' and 'where it's at', is a simply stunning exhibition of Beck's clear genius. Highlights would have to be the opening bars of 'Where its at' and the entirety of 'novacane'. Cheers Beck, you've produced one of my top 5 albums!
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I was expecting so much more given all the reviews I've read. This is a very eclectic mix, meaning you're going to like some, hate some, maybe love one or two unless you're already a Beck fan. It feels like it's trying too hard to be too many different styles, some of it I find so irritating I can no longer listen to the whole album.
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By A Customer on 6 Oct. 1999
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There are theoretically speaking some rules or should we sayguidelines to music well Beck has taken everyone and ignored them to create his own style, which works really well. Beck is a wonder of music he does what others will not do on this album he starts of with 'Devils Haircut' is simply a great song fused by about eight different other styles of music to form one great song. In fact in this album Beck fuses every known style of music together to create his own. This 14 track extravaganza is also held together by 'Novacane and Where Its At' which is his ode to rap music and its place in music. Each song on the album is a lyrical delight and this album should be bought on sight.
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By A Customer on 6 Dec. 1999
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Though I've had this album for over three years I felt I needed to give a review due to the lack of them present at this site. This has got to be one of 1996s greatest albums, along with Eels Beautiful Freak, fusing hip-hop, pop, country, and alternative rock music. Beck really is a true ambassador for modern, contempary music and this is an album you must get. Stand out tracks include the singles New Pollution and Where it's at, and personal favourites are Novacane and Minus. Buy this album and be truely satisfied.
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Ah Beck, now here is a talent.
This, his second album, produced by The Dust brothers, was even better than his debut, and established him as a major player.
He almost recklessly mixes lots of influences, from Grunge to Hip Hop, to Blues, he mangles everything up. Sonically he throws everything in including the kitchen sink, Tablas, chains, Harps, carboard boxes, harmoniums, feedback.... This just shouldn't work, but the genius of it is that it does...it makes perfect sense in the way more conventional stuff never could...and there are some great tunes here that will stay with you long after the CD goes back in the box. At the time of Odelay, nobody was mashing stuff up like Beck.

His image of intelligent, wasted life conjures up a beautifully cinematic view of the slacker underdog. Go with him, he will take you places you never dreamed of.
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this album ios truely the nuts. all of the songs are really catchy and addictive. the album seems to be pieced together like a jigsaw it fits perfectly.

1- devil's haicut 9/10: Nice little tune. catchy and a good start

2- hotwax 9/10: Little bit country, little bit slower but once again a tasty little beat

3- lord only knows 10/10: really country. the sort of song you can hang out with...while you downshiftin' the 18 wheeler!

4- New pollution 10/10: becks most likeable song. an instant hit. i could groove around for hours with this pup!

5- Derelict 10/10: Much slower. but a song that helps make the album so beautiful

6- Novacane 8/10: A bit mental. but very enjoyable

7- Jack-ass 9/10: the most perfectly composed song on the album, a true pop gem

8- where it's at- 10/10: the wonder mic of the album. a total, bloody, mental and genius. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!""""""""""

9- minus 9/10: sweet little short sharp pop tune

10- sissyneck 10/10: Another kentucky classic, but a bit more of a vibe rolling through it

11- 9/10 readymade: another chill out laid back song, but with nice lyrics

12- 7/10 high 5: strange yet beautiful

13- 7/10 Ramshackle: what can i say, hhhhmmmm?

top 5 songs

1- where it's at

2-lord only knows

3-new pollution

4-sissyneck

5-Derelict
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