(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Sometimes it seems that life is full of disappointments. Among them is the new Beck record.

posted by sam 11:51 AM 3 comments


Really? I'm enjoying it on my first few listens as sort of a hipper, modern Odelay - even though that was an album that didn't really need much tweaking. While I still feel that Sea Change is his best album, Guero is a definitive look at the style that Beck pioneered really. While that means it isn't always super-creative or breathtakingly beautiful, its a lot of fun to listen to.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:00 PM  

I'm listening to it again now. Don't get me wrong -- it's not a BAD record, just seems like the same record as Odelay. And I liked both of his intervening records (the Prince one, and the Gordon Lightfoot one) even more than I liked Odelay. And sort of expected that maybe each record would keep being different. Maybe I set my expectations too high.

By Blogger sam, at 12:06 PM  

No, I see exactly what you are saying - perhaps I'm just a little shocked you haven't found yourself in an awkward situation with Beck...

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:32 PM  

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