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bluetoast
05-15-12, 12:00 AM
It's been almost 4 years since Modern Guilt. He came out with a new song earlier this year for the Jeff Who Lives at Home soundtrack, which was great. Some stuff for Scott Pilgrim, and other soundtracks. But...man is anybody else anxious for a new record?

cdollaz
05-15-12, 12:16 AM
When he does release something, I hope it is along the lines of Midnite Vultures, as that is easily the best thing he has done.

The Antipodean
05-15-12, 02:51 AM
But he has done a slew of the "Beck's Record Club" albums (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Record_Club) which admittedly weren't new material or physical releases but were a heck of a lot of fun - I think the INXS and Velvet Underground ones were my favorite.

But yeah, it would be nice to see a new 'official' album, Modern Guilt was quite good and he's one of those rare artists who I'll pretty much follow wherever they go.

The Bus
05-15-12, 06:57 AM
When he does release something, I hope it is along the lines of Midnite Vultures, as that is easily the best thing he has done.

Strong disagreement. I haven't listened to that album in the thirteen years since its release.

I want another <b>One Foot in the Grave</i>.

Osiris3657
05-15-12, 09:38 AM
Beck is one of my favorite artists. I think he's gotten better with each album. LOVED Modern Guilt. So yes, it's been tough waiting for a new album as I'm sure it'll be exceptional.

starseed1981
05-15-12, 10:59 AM
He's one of my favorites. But he's also know as being very prolific. Which makes me wonder if he's essentially sitting on a stockpile of new material trying to shape it into an album or something. I thought I read in Spin that he was tinkering with some stuff with Nigel Godrich last year.

Personally, I think Sea Change is a masterpiece and although that will never happen again I'd gladly like to see it.

islandclaws
05-15-12, 11:25 AM
Beck is one of those artists that I've enjoyed through the years, dating all the way back to "Loser" premiering, but I've never followed his output closely enough to know when he has new music coming out.

bluetoast
05-15-12, 04:11 PM
I'd recommend a listen to "Looking For a Sign" if you liked Sea Change.

Midnite Vultures is awesome....but pretty out there. I'll have to give the Record Club a listen, the one session I listened to seemed kind of strange.

Hiro11
05-15-12, 05:23 PM
Beck's produced enough great music at this point that I feel as if I can listen to his back catalog if I need a Beck fix. Also, his stuff is very detailed and stands up to repeated listens. I'm still noticing little things in Odelay.

Favorite Beck albums that I've listened to a lot in order of preference:
Mellow Gold (one of my top ten albums of all time)
Odelay
Sea Change
One Foot in the Grave
Guero
Mutations
Midnight Vultures

I really like "Midnight Vultures", I just like his other stuff better.

Listened to maybe once each:
The Information
Modern Guilt

bluetoast
05-15-12, 05:51 PM
I've been listening to Elevator Music (track 1 from The Information) on repeat for a while. I liked it a bit back then, but really appreciate it now. When I first bought The Information, it sounded like something Beck put together in like 5 seconds, with all the videos, etc. But it seems a lot more than that looking back on it.

I recently bought One Foot in the Grave and the Soulmanure one, and haven't really heard them all the way through, so I guess there's that.

I'd been buying his albums from Odelay onwards, skipped Mutations because someone said it was bad, and I took that advice for some reason. Years later I'm thinking "That guy was...wrong."

Supermallet
05-15-12, 05:58 PM
I love Midnite Vultures but Sea Change is his best album to date.

auto
05-15-12, 07:39 PM
When he does release something, I hope it is along the lines of Midnite Vultures, as that is easily the best thing he has done.

Strong agreement, although he shuns that record now.

The Bus
05-17-12, 10:03 AM
His vocal style also changed around <b>Midnite Vultures</b>. It was more... whiny? Hard to describe.

Randy Miller III
05-17-12, 11:55 AM
Well, considering Beck has pretty much disowned "Midnite Vultures", I wouldn't count on a new album going that route.

Either way, I must be one of the only Beck fans who doesn't like "Sea Change".
It's painfully dull and hard to get through from start to finish.

Sooo...here's my list of Beck albums I own, from favorite to least:

Odelay
Mutations (so underrated!)
Guero
Midnite Vultures
Mellow Gold
One Foot in the Grave
Modern Guilt
The Information (haven't listened to this in awhile, though)
Sea Change

astrochimp
05-18-12, 06:44 PM
I'd love me some new Beck. He's one of the artists for me that I'm always very excited to get a new record from, knowing that it'll be something different and most likely something great.

Didn't realize it had been so long since Modern Guilt.

The Bus
05-23-12, 06:56 PM
http://www.avclub.com/articles/beck-releasing-new-single-on-jack-whites-third-man,75556/

Sounds like we may have a new album by next year (hopefully)

cungar
05-24-12, 09:31 AM
well, considering beck has pretty much disowned "midnite vultures", i wouldn't count on a new album going that route.

Either way, i must be one of the only beck fans who doesn't like "sea change".
It's painfully dull and hard to get through from start to finish.

Sooo...here's my list of beck albums i own, from favorite to least:

Odelay
mutations (so underrated!)
guero
midnite vultures
mellow gold
one foot in the grave
modern guilt
the information (haven't listened to this in awhile, though)
sea change

wtf?

JAA
05-25-12, 07:38 AM
wtf?

Yeah, if you polled a million people his would be the only list that looked like that . . . the ONLY one. :D

Randy Miller III
05-25-12, 08:28 AM
wtf?
What? It's a downbeat, down-tempo collection of "sad sack" songs that came out when I was at a happy point in my life. Had it come out when I was going through a painful break-up...well, maybe it would've stuck with me more. Fact is, I like a few songs but I've only made it through the album start to finish maybe three or four times.

bluetoast
05-25-12, 05:55 PM
Hmmmm. I'll try a ranking, though I don't dislike any of them. Mellow Gold was probably the least accessible for me, but it does have some really good tracks. Midnite Vultures and Odelay can flip flop for me, they're close. Guero, Mutations and Sea Change can also switch amongst themselves, but Guero is probably my favorite of the three. Next is The Information which I appreciate more now.

Midnite Vultures
Odelay
Guero
Mutations
Sea Change
The Information
Modern Guilt
Mellow Gold

I have Guerolito, Odelay deluxe, Stereopathetic Soulmanure and One Foot in the Grave, but haven't listened to them enough to judge. I wouldn't include the first two in the rankings anyway.

The Bus
05-25-12, 08:32 PM
Here's my list. I used to be a much, much bigger fan pre-<i>Midnite Vultures</i> (I really don't like that album).

One Foot in the Grave
Odelay
Mellow Gold
Sea Change
Mutations
Stereopathetic Soulmanure
Modern Guilt
Guero
The Information
Midnite Vultures

neocheddar02
05-26-12, 01:52 PM
Surprised this wasn't posted yet, new beck 7" single. You can hear samples at thirdmanrecords.com right now:
http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashvillecream/archives/2012/05/23/third-man-records-to-release-becks-blue-series-single-i-just-started-hating-some-people-today-bw-blue-randy

bluetoast
05-28-12, 03:58 AM
One more day until those singles hit iTunes. Looking forward to them.

cungar
05-28-12, 11:08 AM
What? It's a downbeat, down-tempo collection of "sad sack" songs that came out when I was at a happy point in my life. Had it come out when I was going through a painful break-up...well, maybe it would've stuck with me more. Fact is, I like a few songs but I've only made it through the album start to finish maybe three or four times.

I consider it on of the few classic albums of the 90s.

bluetoast
08-08-12, 02:56 PM
Beck's new "album" is a compilation of sheet music for 20 original songs.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2012/08/becks-new-album-is-a-song-reader/

The Antipodean
08-10-12, 01:13 AM
This is um.... interesting. I'll be curious though if he does some kind of "real" release of the songs down the road somewhere. We need an actual Beck album soon!

Randy Miller III
08-10-12, 08:31 AM
I consider [Sea Change] one of the few classic albums of the 90s.I wouldn't, even if it came out in the 90s and not 2002. :D

cungar
08-10-12, 11:23 AM
I wouldn't, even if it came out in the 90s and not 2002. :D

I got a pre-release.

JANK
08-10-12, 12:13 PM
Gawd but do I so love Guero the most but his best song for me is "The New Pollution".

bluetoast
07-02-13, 12:15 PM
There have been a few new tracks in the subsequent months.

Defriended:

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Here's his latest, which is "I Won't Be Long"

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