Odelay, Beck

One of the best albums of the past few decades from one of my generation’s truest artists!

What I Like Is Sounds

Odelay

Beck is one of those guys you just have to respect because he’s a pure artist.  He’s honest, fearless, and brilliant.  He will try anything, any genre-bending idea, nonsense lyrics, whatever is around just to get an interesting sound.  You’re never going to be bored listening to Beck.

 

Odelay is the first Beck album I bought, and I played that cassette tape so much I’m surprised it didn’t get warped!  When it came out in 1996 I was really into Oasis, the first band 90s I thought it was okay to get obsessed with.  When I heard “Where It’s At” that summer, I was stunned!  The video was fascinating and strange and super 90s.  Beck was the man. 

“Devils Haircut” is the opening track, and it is jumpin’ from the first beat.  You don’t get eased it to it—it gets all up on you right away!  What an…

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