Beck's SEA CHANGE: has he been body-snatched...

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  1. Rachael B

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    ...by the ghoust of Nick Drake? Lovely album but he really reminds me of the late Nick Drake now that I've heard this new offering.
     
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    Nick Drake is one of the many over-tones I noticed. I also heard a heavy dose of Gordon Lightfoot. I love the album immensely despite the fact I hear Beck's huge music collection and/or influences in the mix.
     
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    I've long been a fan of Beck, but SEA CHANGE has made me a super-fan! Though different stylistically, thematically it makes me think of Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks". And, of course, the production sounds a lot like Radiohead (no surprise - same producer). My favorite songs are "The Golden Age", "Paper Tiger"(!), "It's All In Your Mind", "Little One"(!), "Side of the Road". It's all great stuff.

    I waited until the SACD came out to purchase it... and I love the multichannel mix so much, that I haven't even listened to the two-channel one!

    I wonder if he'll reinsert tongue-in-cheek for his next release? I really hope we've not heard the last of "sincere Beck".
     
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    I too had heard the Gordo influence. Maybe Roy Harper too (see Stormcock).
     
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    After listening some more I too started feeling Gordon Lightfoot's influence, and ya'all beat me to posting that. I really like artists who morph and evolve instead of wearing out their style. So, I'm likig Beck more than I used to. Maybe Dylan is aanother influence?
     
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    I used to not like Beck, but damn if he hasn't evolved into an artist I greatly admire. I can't stop listening to Sea Change. Of all the people who have ever been labeled "The Next Dylan," I feel he may actually come the closest to actually filling those shoes. Like Dylan, he never rests on his laurels and never stays in one place for too long. I hope he keeps following his heart, keeps up the excellent work, and keeps his listeners guessing what he might do next. [​IMG]
     

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