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  • morriss 14 Oct 2012 21:05:11 71,284 posts
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    Top shout. Cheers.
  • Tom_Servo 29 Oct 2013 11:19:33 18,082 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 1,147 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 8,313 posts
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    Mutations is one of my favourite albums of all time
  • Deleted user 29 October 2013 20:47:01
    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.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 29 Oct 2013 20:55:47 17,036 posts
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    This was a nice surprise in Beyond: Two Souls.

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

  • mal 29 Oct 2013 22:03:06 24,172 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.
  • Deleted user 22 January 2014 04:18:02
    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.

  • modula 22 Jan 2014 04:49:47 306 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 1,147 posts
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    I love Mutations. My favourite Beck album, closely followed by Guero.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 5 Feb 2014 01:13:21 17,036 posts
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  • Deleted user 5 February 2014 05:05:35
    20 more days.
  • mothercruncher 5 Feb 2014 08:06:50 9,715 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 1,147 posts
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    Wrong.

    His best album is either Mutations or Guero.
  • Deleted user 5 February 2014 09:37:50
    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.
  • Deleted user 5 February 2014 09:38:17
    And I like Sea Change best.
  • nickthegun 5 Feb 2014 09:56:58 64,268 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).
  • nickthegun 5 Feb 2014 10:01:01 64,268 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'.
  • mothercruncher 7 Feb 2014 10:09:42 9,715 posts
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    That really, I mean really bothers me.
  • Deleted user 7 February 2014 15:01:45
    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.
  • morriss 7 Feb 2014 15:35:26 71,284 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 71,284 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 71,284 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
  • Deleted user 8 February 2014 03:03:12
    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.
  • Tom_Servo 17 Feb 2014 19:23:43 18,082 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 71,284 posts
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    I've had it for a couple of weeks and am unfortunately unimpressed. Songs lack magic.
  • Deleted user 25 February 2014 14:10:08
    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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