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  • morriss 14 Oct 2012 21:05:11 70,974 posts
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    Top shout. Cheers.
  • Tom_Servo 29 Oct 2013 11:19:33 17,852 posts
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    Beck announces new album, signs to Capitol Records

    Beck has signed to Capitol Records, who will release his new album Morning Phase. It's out in February 2014.

    The album features many of the same musicians from his 2002 album Sea Change (Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Joey Waronker, Smokey Hormel, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., and Jason Falkner). The press release describes it as "a companion piece of sorts" to that album.


    YESSSSSSSSSSSS
  • Punctum 29 Oct 2013 11:24:54 935 posts
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    @Tom_Servo

    Great news! At last, a new album.

    Sounds encouraging, Sea Changes was a great album.
  • Deleted user 29 October 2013 12:48:17
    He sounded a bit bored on his last two so hopefully it's better than that.
  • superdelphinus 29 Oct 2013 13:12:12 8,057 posts
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    Mutations is one of my favourite albums of all time
  • Raiko101 29 Oct 2013 20:47:01 6,295 posts
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    Mutations and Sea Change are his best, in my opinion. Though I have a soft spot for The Information. If it's like any of those, I'll be a happy chappy.

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  • neilka 29 Oct 2013 20:55:47 15,900 posts
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    This was a nice surprise in Beyond: Two Souls.

    A map is like comparing velocity and speed.

  • EnsoProductions 29 Oct 2013 21:02:21 31 posts
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    Full show/Awesome...

  • mal 29 Oct 2013 22:03:06 22,516 posts
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    I'm honestly not sure how much of a Beck fan I am, and how much of a Nigel Godrich fan I am. Sadly, I guess Godrich is too tied up with Atoms for Peace at the moment to produce Morning Phase.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Raiko101 22 Jan 2014 04:18:02 6,295 posts
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    So, I guess folk are already aware of the new album, Morning Phase. It's out February 25th. As for the first single, here it is.

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  • modula 22 Jan 2014 04:49:47 251 posts
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    @Raiko101 Not too shabby - he's got a lot to live up to when it comes to Mutations and Sea Change - even now I still listen to Mutations pretty much weekly!
  • Punctum 22 Jan 2014 08:14:53 935 posts
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    I love Mutations. My favourite Beck album, closely followed by Guero.
  • neilka 5 Feb 2014 01:13:21 15,900 posts
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    A map is like comparing velocity and speed.

  • Raiko101 5 Feb 2014 05:05:35 6,295 posts
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    20 more days.

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  • mcmothercruncher 5 Feb 2014 08:06:50 7,030 posts
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    Come on people- the answer to "what is the best Beck album?" is always "Odelay" ;)

    New stuff sounds awesome- he has a way with blending tone and harmony that's exquisite. Incredibly underrated.
  • Punctum 5 Feb 2014 08:29:43 935 posts
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    Wrong.

    His best album is either Mutations or Guero.
  • kalel 5 Feb 2014 09:37:50 87,501 posts
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    He's underrated in the same sense that Phillip Seymour Hoffman is underrated.

    i.e. most people that have more than a passing interest really rate him.
  • kalel 5 Feb 2014 09:38:17 87,501 posts
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    And I like Sea Change best.
  • nickthegun 5 Feb 2014 09:56:58 59,838 posts
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    Defriended is probably my favourite thing he has put out recently.

    And, yeah, Sea Change is possibly his best album but I think Guero has a few stronger individual tracks. Broken Drum is a favourite.

    Although recently, ive found it harder and harder to get over the fact that he is a super-harcdcore scientologist (kind of like how I struggle to watch anything with Giovani Ribisi in it).

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  • Deckard1 5 Feb 2014 09:58:55 27,981 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    (kind of like how I struggle to watch anything with Giovani Ribisi in it).
    Ah fuck, is he?
  • nickthegun 5 Feb 2014 10:01:01 59,838 posts
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    Yeah, he's like a third generation scientologist mega-thetan.

    Hes married to giovani ribisis sister because scientologists like to keep it in the 'family'.

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  • mcmothercruncher 7 Feb 2014 10:09:42 7,030 posts
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    That really, I mean really bothers me.
  • Raiko101 7 Feb 2014 15:01:45 6,295 posts
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    I couldn't care less. As long as he's not a paedophile, a murderer, or doing anything to harm or bother anybody else, then whatever.

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  • morriss 7 Feb 2014 15:35:26 70,974 posts
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    I couldn't give a shit, either. He's not trying to force his views on me - or anyone else (as far as I can tell) - so he can believe what he likes.

    Anyway, new album's meh, imo.
  • morriss 7 Feb 2014 15:36:29 70,974 posts
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    Raiko101 wrote:
    20 more days.
    Get it from the usual places now. Then buy it on the 25th, then everyone wins.
  • morriss 7 Feb 2014 19:55:57 70,974 posts
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    Am I reading this right? Another album due out this year? http://www.timeout.com/london/music/beck-morning-phase-album-review
  • Raiko101 8 Feb 2014 03:03:12 6,295 posts
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    Yup. Two albums. I can't remember what he said of the other one. It might be a follow up to Modern Guilt, but that could mean anything.

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  • Tom_Servo 17 Feb 2014 19:23:43 17,852 posts
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    http://www.npr.org/2014/02/16/274773496/first-listen-beck-morning-phase
  • morriss 17 Feb 2014 19:37:30 70,974 posts
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    I've had it for a couple of weeks and am unfortunately unimpressed. Songs lack magic.
  • Raiko101 25 Feb 2014 14:10:08 6,295 posts
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    I'm rather enjoying it myself. The atmosphere injected in some of the songs gives it a bit of an 80's vibe. There's a number of songs on it that feel like they might be classics.

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