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Sea Change

BeckAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (564 customer reviews)

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Beck has traveled light years from being pegged as a reluctant generational spokesperson when “Loser” metamorphosed from a rejected demo to a ubiquitous smash. Instead he wound up crystallizing much of the post-modern ruckus of the ‘90s alternative explosion, but in his own unpredictable manner: Beck's singular career has been one that's seen him utilize all manners ... Read more in Amazon's Beck Store

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  • Audio CD (September 24, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Interscope
  • ASIN: B00006F7S4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (564 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,291 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Golden Age
2. Paper Tiger
3. Guess I'm Doing Fine
4. Lonesome Tears
5. Lost Cause
6. End Of The Day
7. It's All In Your Mind
8. Round The Bend
9. Already Dead
10. Sunday Sun
11. Little One

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Beck is bummed. Really bummed. And if song titles such as "Lost Cause," "Lonesome Tears," "Already Dead," and "Nothing I Haven't Seen" don't make the point, his achingly sad lyrics and Sea Change's unerringly downcast sound do. While 1998's Mutations--arguably the singer-songwriter's masterwork and Sea Change's spiritual cousin--was filled with unflinching self-examination, moments of levity were found in songs like "Tropicalia." Not so on Sea Change. Beck's woozy, almost narcoleptic delivery seems to amplify the set's sense of ennui. But sad isn't necessarily bad, and despite the somber tone, there's much to praise, not the least of which is the return of producer Nigel Goderich (Mutations, Radiohead), who wraps Beck's gloom in a dreamy, warm blanket of soft strings and floating bleeps and gurgles. Like Daniel Lanois, Goderich is all about vibe, and even Beck's most bare-bones songs benefit from billowy atmospherics. That's especially true of "Paper Tiger," a restless, slowly building epic improbably propelled by a languid orchestra and Beck's expressionless drone. The inky black feel of "Round the Bend"--a glacially slow dirge with muffled vocals--may be the darkest thing Beck's ever written, not counting the very grim "Already Dead." Whatever's going on in Beck's world, at least we know he's purging, which, all things considered, may be better for his soul than ours. --Kim Hughes

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156 of 158 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Beauty October 3, 2002
Format:Audio CD
You've got to wonder what Beck's ex-girlfriend is feeling right now. Imagine this, your boyfriend of nine years, whom you've recently broken up with, has just released an sad album on which *every* song is about his post-breakup depression. On top of that, the album received five-stars from Rolling Stone (only the second this year) and is considered by many to be an instant classic. The ex-boyfriend is Beck and his album is called Sea Change.
The music is deceptively simple and beautiful. The wackiness of Beck's previous efforts is gone and the blatant weirdness is replaced by an backward sincerity. Musically and lyrically, this album is very real. The music creates a soft bed upon which Beck's voice floats over, lands on, and sinks into. The vocal performance is in stark contrast to the "heartfelt" pop-vocal performances of today. Beck is whispering his sorrows in our collective ear, rather than screaming at us. It is a very bold and personal effort.
Sea Change, while not yet being called a concept album, seems to follow the appropriate rules for a concept album. The first song, "Golden Age" sets up the mood and the situation. "Put your hands on the wheel / Let the golden age begin / Let the window down / Feel the moonlight in your skin / Let the desert wind cool your aching head / Let the weight of the world drift away instead" Beck is welcoming us into his melancholy world, telling you to hold on, allow his sadness (moonlight) to touch you, and escape into his pain. Likewise, the song's instrumentation begins simply with an acoustic guitar and ends with a kind of electronic white noise.
The last song, "Side Of The Road", wraps up the journey by returning the listener to the road; the trip is over.
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334 of 350 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WARNING May 26, 2003
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Format:Audio CD
I was having lunch in a vegetarian restaurant in Seattle when I heard this great song being played over the restaurants sound system. The singer sounded like he was accompanied by the philharmonic orchestra. I asked the waiter what was playing and he said; Beck's Sea Change. The song playing was Lonesome Tears, and I know that much because after finishing lunch I went right out and bought the CD. I am over fifty years old and mostly listen to folk music (hank dogs, hem, gillian welch, folkers like that)so buying a Beck CD was kind of out of my range. I have discovered that in the most unusual musical way that Sea Change is actually addicting. I would put a label on this CD: Warning, may be habit forming! I see that it has been referred to as a downer, a bummer, that Beck is in transition from some dark place. Do not let that steer you off course from Sea Change. The music just takes you along on this sea of sensation, and not once have I felt brought down by it. Infact it seems to put me at ease, as if I have surrendered my anxiety. I can listen to it on my way to work in the morning and last thing at night and its effect seems to have the same results, I want to play it all over again. Thank you for sharing your formidable talent,Beck. I expect your next CD to be something entirely different as that is your apparent musical nature.
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad Swinger September 30, 2002
Format:Audio CD
We all know that breaking up is hard to do. Somewhere between listening to Bob Dylan's prolific Blood on the Tracks, Joy Division's beautiful "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and Jeff Buckley's heartbreaking "Last Goodbye", I think we get the point that breaking up is a real melancholic deal. So it's little surprise that Beck's new album, Sea Change, reportedly about the break up between him and his longtime girlfriend, is about as cheery as an empty house in the dead of winter. That's not to say that it's not a superb album; Sea Change is Beck's greatest album since his classic Odelay.
The album starts off with the forlorn lullaby "The Golden Age" in which he admits "These days\ I hardly get by\ I don't even try". Beck hasn't been this open since 1998's sarcastically damper Mutations, and the only song on that record to reach this kind of emotional grab was the solemn "Nobody's Fault but My Own". 96's Odelay and 99's Midnite Vultures were fantastic, but songs like "Milk and Honey", "The New Pollution" and "Hollywood Freaks" offered up little for emotional resonance. Sea Change offers up only emotion, and it's the grim type. "Paper Tiger" rides on a wavy bass line and has orchestras floating in and out of the background while Beck mumbles "There's no road back to you". The music gets a little more cheerful on "Lost Cause" but with its chanting chorus of "Baby, I'm a Lost Cause", it doesn't stray too far. But all the funky, happy rhythms that Beck has made in his career can outweigh the utter glacier chill of the heart wrenching "Lonesome Tears". Beck howls under a maze of orchestras at the chorus "How could this love/Ever changing/Never change the way I feel" in a voice that would make the reaper sob. The song is haunting and sits itself right next to your heart. The entire album hits a spot in the listener's gut where it won't come loose. In a world of mostly forgettable and redundant music, Sea Change is a gem, even if the edges cut.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best surround mix I've ever heard! EVER. (Period) November 20, 2013
Format:Blu-ray Audio|Verified Purchase
This is one of the best surround discs I've ever heard! EVER. It's absolutely stellar. 24/192 DTS-MA 5.1 as well as 24/192 5.1 and/or both in stereo as well. I've owned the DVD-A as well as the SACD, and I thought they were both great, but this is so much clearer! I would give this more STARS if I could! If HFPA continues to release mixes like this, they'll have a great format!! Cannot recommend this disc enough!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. Beck is getting better every year at composing ...
Excellent. Beck is getting better every year at composing and singing. His music is amazing.
Published 5 hours ago by johnnychuck2012
5.0 out of 5 stars Wider soundstage on the Blu-ray version.
The soundstage on this Blu-ray is much wider than the DVD-Audio version. A worthy upgrade to a great album.
Published 6 days ago by Rushead 2112-Hemispheres
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good CD
I cant say enough about Beck. He's got some really good hits and talented out of this world. This CD is great to study to, relax to, have friends over and enjoy as back ground... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Pseudobliss
5.0 out of 5 stars Best tracks: Lonesome Tears
Mindblowing, expressive art of work. Best tracks: Lonesome Tears, Round the Bend, Little One.
Published 12 days ago by Travis Easley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
You can't go wrong with Beck Musical Genes.
Published 28 days ago by Todd Longatti
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great complement to morning phase! Or maybe the other way round.
Published 1 month ago by larkjay
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The mix is smooth and well defined...a no brainer.
Published 1 month ago by Brad
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome cd love it!
Published 1 month ago by Adam M
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to find...
Best of Beck's work by far. Vinyl is hard to get ahold of but worth it.
Published 1 month ago by Robert Victor
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A classic
Published 1 month ago by Paul S Ferrara
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