Jul 24 2008

Album Of The Year Contender: Beck- Modern Guilt

Published by at 4:59 am under MP3's

 

Beck is an artist that needs no introduction. For almost 15 years, Beck has put out great album after great album of varying genre, while still maintaining his distinct sound, characterized by his complex arrangements, clever lyrics and honest voice. Just like the sex rock/funk of Midnite Vultures to the intimate folk of Guero and Mutations, Beck’s 2008 release Modern Guilt forms a unique sound, highlighting Beck’s incredible songwriting abilities. Produced by Danger Mouse, the album is very drum/beat oriented and the guitar is often sparse or sampled. The second track, “Gamma Ray,” is the album’s catchiest number, full of rhythmic snare hits and punctual guitar, while “Chemtrails” exposes Beck’s vocal range as he whispers in falsetto over pounding drums and piano. Each track will get your head bobbing with their infectious rhythms while varying in sound and style. Modern Guilt is one of 2008’s best records so far and an early contender for album of the year.

 

From Modern Guilt:

Beck – Gamma Ray

Beck – Replica

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Album Of The Year Contender: Beck- Modern Guilt”

  1. orionstarron 24 Jul 2008 at 7:36 am

    Agreed I really like this album a lot.

  2. Neil Cakeon 25 Jul 2008 at 5:09 am

    Early contender? It’s nearly August already. I don’t mean to be facetious or pedantic (though I am being), but album of the year has to be released sometime during the year.

  3. Chrison 25 Jul 2008 at 6:39 am

    well considering my decision isn’t made until december, I’m saying it would be premature to call it album of the year now. So it’s an early contender. Or maybe just a contender. Oh well.

  4. Danon 25 Jul 2008 at 8:26 am

    I still need to snag this one… I heard it’s really short (35 mins or so).

    ~Dan
    http://jazzsick.wordpress.com/

  5. dskzon 20 Dec 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Yeah, definetely one of my contenders for the year.

  6. Anonymouson 15 Sep 2010 at 2:38 am

    Dear Neil stop being a jerk face have you made an album this year? just wondering

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