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    You're boring and plodding. When Beck creates a masterpiece you fucking recognize that masterpiece. There is nothing boring about the arrangements on Sea Change. Do you understand? Good. heh

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    Odelay
    Sea Change
    Midnite Vultures
    Mutations
    Modern Guilt
    Morning Phase
    Guero
    Mellow Gold
    One Foot in the Grave
    The Information
    Stereopathetic Soulmanure
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceyHotshot View Post
    I agree with Chris. I love Morning Phase - it's upbeat and it moves along nicely - I always thought Sea Change was boring and plodding.
    Ha remember last time this came up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutterbutter View Post
    Ha remember last time this came up...
    Thankfully I don't. Let's keep it to how good the new album is, right?

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    Default Re: Let's talk about Beck, man

    Midnight Vultures
    Sea Change
    Mellow Gold
    Odelay
    Mutations/Morning Phase
    Guero
    Modern Guilt
    The Information
    One Foot..

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    I said it last night and I'll say it again: Sea Change is far from plodding. I mean, sure, it's slow, but it's not a laborious trudge of a record.

    Odelay
    Sea Change
    Midnight Vultures
    Mellow Gold
    Mutations
    Morning Phase
    Modern Guilt
    Guero
    One Foot in the Grave
    A Western Harvest Field by Moonlight
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    Icey has no soul. Sea Change boring and plodding!??!! What a twat.

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    Mutations isn't high enough on yalls lists.
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    I wanted to add a caveat that only the bottom four in my list exhibit flaws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    I wanted to add a caveat that only the bottom four in my list exhibit flaws.
    What were the flaws you found in The Information?

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    The real question here is why does Tall Chris have Mellow Gold so low on his list? Maybe give it another chance/listen?

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    I found large moments of it either boring or uninspired. Guero worked as a retread of the Odelay sound because there were strong songs behind the noise, but some of the stuff on The Information was eminently forgettable. One man's opinion, anyway.
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    I have not listened to Morning Phase yet.

    Odelay
    Mellow Gold
    Mutations
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    The Information
    Sea Change
    One Foot in the Grave
    Modern Guilt
    Guero
    Stereopathetic Soul Manure
    Golden Feelings
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    I found large moments of it either boring or uninspired. Guero worked as a retread of the Odelay sound because there were strong songs behind the noise, but some of the stuff on The Information was eminently forgettable. One man's opinion, anyway.
    I mostly agree with this, buy you're forgetting one thing: The Information came with stickers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    The real question here is why does Tall Chris have Mellow Gold so low on his list? Maybe give it another chance/listen?
    You could be right, I haven't listened to it in years! Definitely needs a relisten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceyHotshot View Post
    I always thought Sea Change was boring and plodding.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    You could be right, I haven't listened to it in years! Definitely needs a relisten.
    I decided to revisit The Information. I decided it might be better than Guero. It starts out solid but I did get bored halfway into it.

    For me it's definitely Mellow Gold, Sea Change, Midnight Vultures and Odelay in the top four and you can arrange them any way you like. I can even see Mutations in there. The rest I am not as passionate about. I do think Morning Phase is the best album since Sea Change.

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    I fucking love Mutations. Underrated album with some of his best slow songs.

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    Information always seemed like a boring attempt to capitalize on Guerros popularity
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceyHotshot View Post
    I always thought Sea Change was boring and plodding.
    There are very few songs on this planet as good as "The Golden Age".

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    Really digging Morning Phase. The guitar work is especially strong throughout. Beck's voice is outstanding as well. I especially love the 2nd half of the album. Do you think he'll break out an orchestra at Coachella? Saw the Hollywood Bowl show years ago with strings and it was amazing.
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    In fantasy land I want Beck playing Midnight Vultures from start to finish in the Sahara. The next best thing for me would be an orchestral performance on the Outdoor Theater at sunset.

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    Main stage sunset with a setup similar to Nick Cave last year
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    A very good interview with Beck about music, the new album, reuiniting with everyone from the Sea Change sessions to make Morning Phase. I didn't realize he stopped playing guitar for like eight years because of that back injury either.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/20...red-interview?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    There are very few songs on this planet as good as "The Golden Age".
    Amen to that. Think I've probably played that song more than any other in my iTunes collection.

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    I love Geuro. It might have been my favorite album that year and I still find most of the tracks incredibly enjoyable. It might be light fare compared to some of his more personal work, but I think that album gets a bit of the shaft when discussing discographies. It's fucking solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    Midnight Vultures
    Sea Change
    Mellow Gold
    Odelay
    Mutations/Morning Phase
    Guero
    Modern Guilt
    The Information
    One Foot..
    Midnight Vultures is also #1 for me. I figured I'd be the only one with that up top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neighborhood Creep View Post
    Midnight Vultures is also #1 for me. I figured I'd be the only one with that up top.
    it's my favorite as well. easily. I think my order would be:

    Midnite Vultures
    Odelay
    Mutations
    Modern Guilt
    Mellow Gold
    Guero
    Sea Change
    The Information
    Morning Phase
    One Foot In The Grave
    Stereopathetic Soulmanure

    3-6 are interchangeable, and I still need more time with Morning Phase to properly place it.

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