Modern Guilt (Deluxe Version)
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||Soul of a Man||Beck||2:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Profanity Prayers||Beck||3:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Volcano||Beck||4:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|11||ExplicitVideoGamma Ray (Daft Arts)||Beck||2:57||$1.49||View in iTunes|
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A compact 33-minute collection from Beck and producer Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton (Gnarls Barkley) that combines Beck’s shyest shoegazer tendencies with his interest in sonic manipulations, Modern Guilt manages to come across both modest and expansive. Its simple melodies immediately grip, while the production often drifts into dreamlike textures where haunting backing vocals (supplied in part by Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power) add to the supernatural glaze. Strip these songs of their eloquent beats and playful keyboards and catchy, clever folk tunes would emerge. Though he has played himself off over the years as a slacker prince / stoner with a strong stream-of-consciousness streak, Beck supplies his songs with plenty of quick wit and wisdom. But in the end, it’s the sound that counts. “Orphans” evokes the sweetness of the Beach Boys. The title track dips into a psychedelic waltz. “Soul of a Man” includes dive-bomb guitars and flirts with hard rock. “Profanity Prayers” attacks the dancefloor with a manic, rushed, overpacked subway car rhythm. “Volcano” ends things on a suitably restrained, downcast note. Beck expresses himself while hiding in plain view.
I am impressed by it.
I think the album is great. It's a sound that Beck hadn't really touched on yet. "Chemtrails" really amazed me. It sounds like a U2/Radiohead track. Keep 'em coming Beck!
This is some of his best work, and a great album all together. Most of the songs are awesome. There are a couple of ok/decent tracks here but no skippers. The only problem I have is beck tries to much to sound like Spoon in a lot of areas and he doesn't get too crazy either. When Beck gets crazy, you know it's awesome but when he gets too restrained it's never AS good. Still awesome though. Overall score: 78
DANGER MOUSE MADE THIS ALBUM
great album by beck.but the production by danger mouse was what made the album.
Born: July 8, 1970 in Los Angeles, CA
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s