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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
Byline: Reviewed By Shannon Teoh; Philip Lim ..HL: Beck with a more solid beat ..ZO: A-ALL ..LE: 315 ..PG: 16 ..PU: NST ..TX: GUERO Beck (Interscope/Universal) WHO is Beck? Comedy rocker? Indie popstar? Prank rapper? His last incarnation was as sensitive folk sin
GUERO Beck (Interscope/Universal) WHO is Beck? Comedy rocker? Indie popstar? Prank rapper? His last incarnation was as sensitive folk singer in 2002's Sea Change, his furthest break from form in terms of sound and performance. Achingly honest and subdued, his breakup album was in stark contrast to his usual mish-mash, Andy Warhol-esque style.
With that album, Beck established once and for all his credentials as a musician and is back to concentrating on his craft, creating pop collages of incredible reach.
However, that down-tuned side is still …