14 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Can’t you hear those cavalry drums/Hijacking your equilibrium,” croons Beck Hansen aboard the triumphant horns of “Sexx Laws.” It’s a fittingly visceral introductory image for a fourth official record that all but buttonholes the listener and drags them, gasping, on a sultry sonic voyage. Dripping in funky lover-man falsetto (“Mixed Bizness,” “Peaches & Cream”) and peppered with effective cameos (that’s Johnny Marr noodling on “Milk & Honey”), Midnite Vultures is a celebratory blast of pop playfulness that, impressively, doesn’t once slip into pastiche.

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Can’t you hear those cavalry drums/Hijacking your equilibrium,” croons Beck Hansen aboard the triumphant horns of “Sexx Laws.” It’s a fittingly visceral introductory image for a fourth official record that all but buttonholes the listener and drags them, gasping, on a sultry sonic voyage. Dripping in funky lover-man falsetto (“Mixed Bizness,” “Peaches & Cream”) and peppered with effective cameos (that’s Johnny Marr noodling on “Milk & Honey”), Midnite Vultures is a celebratory blast of pop playfulness that, impressively, doesn’t once slip into pastiche.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
164 Ratings
164 Ratings
The Truth Told ,

Neon Funk

This is the best Prince album that Prince never made. Beck has stepped up to the plate and made the panties wet with nicotine and gravy this go round. There is not a bad track to be found here. Full of layers, samples, zip-zaps, and white-boy soul. Just press play and walk away. A masterpiece.

nuenjins ,

Weird is fun, this is hoaky and obnoxious.

Some drug induced joke that screams "immature frat boy". Odelay was ingeniouis, THIS is just irritating and cringeworthy.

mixedbizness ,

AMAZING

I absolutely love this album! Once I began listening to it, I was addicted for 4 months. It's not infatuation, but obsession. All of the songs are ridiculously catchy. At least half of them got stuck in my head at some point, but these songs are so great I didn't mind at all. This album's vibe puts you in a good, energetic mood & makes you wanna dance! Listen to Debra when you're drunk. Listen to the whole album (rather than one song at a time) at first. Get accustomed to the crazy weirdness this album provides, that will eventually inhabit your own mind. This whole album is eargasmic, a sort of mind f**k, but a pleasurable one. I'm in love. It would be foolish not to buy it!

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