In the late Nineties every music critic seemed to have a crush on Beck. The rest of the world pigeonholed him as one-hit wonder after his surprise hit Loser in 1994. Then came Odelay, an album that covered nearly every genre in the alternate rock business and inventing many new ones along the way. It was one those albums that is fun and challenging at the same time.
The Deluxe Edition is a 2CD and comes with lots of outtakes, B-sides and soundtracks songs. There are also three remix tracks that you will probably listen to only once, and not the whole way through a that. Odelay has stood the test of time with ease. Beck was the Captain Beefheart for the hiphop alterna-dance crowd, who can drill a hole into you eardrums with the highly unpleasant Novacane at one moment, and be Frank Black the next in Minus. Beck is at this best when can poke fun a things. Listen to the previously unreleased Gold Chains, a great putdown on hiphop parafernalia.
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