REVISITING BECK’S ODELAY

ALBUM TITLE                        :        ODELAY

ARTIST                                   :        BECK

GENRE                                    :        ALTERNATIVE ROCK

DATE RELEASED                   :        1996

If you think that many of the tracks in this album are quite familiar, yes Beck have sample several classics and used it in majority of the tracks in this record.  This is what makes this record very engaging as Beck merged different kinds of musical genre to create an astonishing album.  The record was well received earning a Grammy nod for Album of the Year and winning for Beck two Grammys eventually. It also figured prominently in many all time lists of greatest albums whether in the nineties, rock album category, as solo artists, and among others.

Nearly 20 years after, you can still say that this record is quite ahead of its time in terms of musicality and artistry.  While there is nothing groundbreaking in this record, it is one album that you believe that it was out of place at the time of its initial released.  This is the kind of record that will crawl into listeners’ ear and linger on to their memory.  The musical hooks and samples make all tracks very nice to listen especially during your own personal lull moments.  This is not the kind of record to make you spirits lift and soar but rather accompany you while thinking some things over and make a huge decision concerning your life.

It is still a delight listening to “The New Pollution, “The Devil’s Haircut,” “Hotwax,” “Derelict,” and “High 5 (Rock The Catskills),”  This album deserve to be upgraded for a 5 stars rating.

Ratings Description:

1 star = Ignore it

2 stars= risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 = buy, keep, and treasure it

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