Beck “Odelay”

Posted 25 Dec 2010 in 90s, Albums of 1996, Albums of the 90s

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#235 in the Series) is Beck, Odelay.

I’ve been very lax on featuring albums from the 90s. So I think I found a good one to write up. Beck’s Odelay.

This was around the time when the general public started realizing that this ‘Beck’ wasn’t Jeff! He was however, pretty darn good.  Actually, Mellow Gold, released two years earlier, charter higher, but Odelay was the one.

Odelay peaked at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.

Accolades

  • Grammy Award for ‘Best Alternative Album.’
  • Ranked #16 in Spin Magazine’s ‘Top Albums from 1996-2005.’
  • Voted Best Album by ‘The Village Voice.’
  • Ranked # 305 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s ‘Top 500 Albums of All Time.’
  • Pitchfork Media ranked it #19 ‘Best Album of the 90s.’

Personnel

  • Beck – organ, acoustic guitar, bass, harmonica, percussion, celeste, drums, electric guitar, keyboards, electric piano, vocals, clavinet, producer, slide guitar
  • Mike Boito – organ, trumpet
  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel

Track listing

All songs written by Beck, John King and Michael Simpson, except where noted.

  1. “Devils Haircut” – 3:14
  2. “Hotwax” – 3:49
  3. “Lord Only Knows” (Beck Hansen) – 4:14
  4. “The New Pollution” – 3:39
  5. “Derelict” – 4:12
  6. “Novacane” – 4:37
  7. “Jack-Ass” – 4:11
  8. “Where It’s At” – 5:30
  9. “Minus” (Beck Hansen) – 2:32
  10. “Sissyneck” – 3:52
  11. “Readymade” – 2:37
  12. “High 5 (Rock the Catskills)” – 4:10
  13. “Ramshackle” (Beck Hansen) – 7:29

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PLEASE NOTE THE VIDEO LINK BELOW IS A PLAYLIST OF THE FULL ALBUM.

AFTER YOU CLICK PLAY YOU CAN SCROLL TO YOUR FAVORITE OR LET THE FULL ALBUM PLAY
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Here’s a compilation of live videos. Hear nearly the entire album performed.

Links

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Posted by Larry Carta


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