Beck - Sea Change - 2002 Genuine Masterpiece Rock 2LP

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Beck - Sea Change
2LP

, Reissue, 180 gram

2016 
Geffen Records 2002 USA (NEW)

2016
Produced by Nigel Godrich



Tracks:

1 Golden Age

 4:36
2 Paper Tiger

 4:35
3 Guess I'm Doing Fine

 4:49

 


4 Lonesome Tears

5:37
5 Lost Cause

3:47

6 End of the Day

5:03

 

 

7 It's All in Your Mind

 3:05

 8 Round the Bend

5:15
9 Already Dead

 2:58

 

 

 

10 Sunday Sun

 4:44

 11 Little One

4:26
12 Side of the Road

 3:23

 

Beck has always been known for his ever-changing moods -- yet the shift between the neon glitz of Midnite Vultures and the lush, somber Sea Change is startling, and not just because it finds him in full-on singer/songwriter mode, abandoning all of the postmodern pranksterism of its predecessor. Sea Change brings everything that's run beneath the surface of Beck's music to the forefront, as if he's unafraid to not just reveal emotions, but to examine them in this wonderfully melancholy song cycle. On most of his earlier albums, Beck's music was a sonic kaleidoscope -- each song shifting familiar and forgotten sounds into colorful, unpredictable combinations, but this discards genre-hopping in favor of focus, and the concentration pays off gloriously, resulting in not just his best album, but one of the greatest late-night, brokenhearted albums in pop. This is a breakup album, but it's not a bitter listen; it has a wearily beautiful sound, a comforting, consoling sadness. His words are evocative, but not nearly as evocative as the music itself, which is rooted equally in country-rock (not alt-country), early-'70s singer/songwriterism, and baroque British psychedelia. With producer Nigel Godrich, Beck has created a warm, enveloping sound, with his acoustic guitar supported by grand string arrangements straight out of Paul Buckmaster, eerie harmonies, and gentle keyboards among other subtler touches that give this record a richness that unveils more with each listen. Beck's gifts as a songwriter, singer, and musician have never been as brilliant as they are here. It's a genuine masterpiece in an era with too damn few of them.

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Condition New
Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Label Geffen
Color Black