Saturday, March 15, 2008

Classic three - Beck's appeal

BACK in 1996, Beck's Odelay seemed a pretty damn good record, which spawned some amazing singles - Devil's Haircut, Where It's At, The New Pollution - but it was seen at the time as an interesting aside to the musical steamroller that was Britpop by most.
I urge you to return to it now, more than a decade on, and compare it with say, Alanis Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill or Kula Shaker' s K, both great number one albums released in the same year.
Where others sound dated Beck's LP still sounds fresh, innovative and interesting even in today's climate, is eclectic without ever sounding forced or laboured, and most importantly, leaves you grinning like a big cheshire cat after listening to it.
I emplore you people, don't delay, Odelay - there's a deluxe edition out on March 24.

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