Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Beck has a new album, y'all

Beck will be headlining ACL (Austin City Limits Festival) this year, and his new album Modern Guilt dropped today. It is also Beck's birthday. Wanna guess how old he is? (Answer here).

I haven't heard the album, but I thought you all might like Austinist's review of it. What do we think?

"Produced by Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley) and featuring none other than Chan Marshall (Cat Power), Guilt oozes pop noir. Squeaking in at just 30 minutes, the album is a slight addition to Beck's library, but it's a finely-tuned stablemate: Danger Mouse ties up the loose ends that tend to be Beck's stumbling blocks, tightening up the collage approach that the artist has become famous for. The geek chic is still there, but there seems to be a new found focus on the transition."
(Read entire review at Austinist)

I don't know if any Beck album can dethrone Sea Change for me. I remember hearing "Paper Tiger" in some guy's dorm room during college and freaking out (in a good way). Come to think of it, this particular guy and I dated for almost 2 years afterwards. It's kind of a hot album, non?

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