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Guero

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This album is Mastered for iTunes. When he was growing up in East L.A., Beck was sometimes called “guero”, which is Spanish slang for “white boy”. The word also doubles as the title of Beck’s first full-scale collaboration with the Dust Brothers since the two worked together on the 1996 genre-hopping masterpiece, Odelay. Like that earlier album, Guero takes disparate elements—slide guitars, Brazilian rhythms and hip-hop beats—and melds them together into a unique, cohesive whole. The highlights here include “Girl”, a potentially dark tale of obsession that breaks into a bright summer chorus of shimmering harmonies, and “Earthquake Weather”, which saunters past like a menacing gangster before bursting into a Brian Wilson-like falsetto. Overall, this album feels more restrained than Odelay; it’s as if marriage and fatherhood have steadied his creative hand. While not as wildly exuberant as Odelay, the more mature Beck of Guero edits himself with greater precision, which helps him push his best ideas over.

Customer Reviews

Truly Remarkable Album

For those of you who don't know about Beck, well he is a truly cool and bizarre artist I really enjoy and think you would too. His work on Guero is my favorite out of all his albums, and is best to introduce the artist to new listeners. If you are torn about getting this album and a different Beck album get this one!
Beck's music is off the wall, in a very interesting way. He goes through genre after genre, maybe experimenting to find the one he likes and never finds it. There's something for everyone on Guero, as there is mostly Rock, Rap, Bossa Nova, Folk, Hip-Hop, and probably others I couldn't pick up on. It's a truly great album that is worth buying. This album is how you become a Beck fan some fifteen years after his rise and fall to stardom. I'm glad he kept putting out work after his fall from popularity, and this album shows that he can make some more hits. The song "Girl" has one of the best intros in a song ever.

Can't Do Better!!

This is a great Summer Party Album!!
It Rocks all the way Threw!!OMG

Amazing album

I bought this from a plan9 my Gf worked at years ago the day it was released. Every single song on this almbum is great. BUY THIS ALBUM!

Biography

Born: July 8, 1970 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Initially pegged as the voice of a generation when "Loser" turned into a smash crossover success, Beck wound up crystallizing much of the postmodern ruckus inherent in the '90s alternative explosion, but in unexpected ways. Based in the underground anti-folk and noise-rock worlds, Beck encompassed all manner of modern music, drawing in hip-hop, blues, trash rock, pop, soul, lounge music -- pretty much any found sound or vinyl dug up from a dusty crate -- blurring boundaries and encapsulating how...
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