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Beck gets it on the money!,
This review is from: Midnite Vultures (Audio CD)
The new Beck album is perfect. It's gorgeous. It's a delight. Do I sound hyperbolic? Or just plain hyper? "Midnite Vultures" has restored my faith in pop. Beck, I could pinch your cheek, you gangly, goony freak. What's so great about "Midnite Vultures"? "Sexx Laws", the disc's first cut, kicks out the jams all funky like, proving for a blue-eyed blond, Beck is super fly. In fact, only Prince, or the Artist Formerly Known As That Squiggly Symbol, rivals Beck in sheer funkability. Drawing from classic 1970s soul and R&B, as well as organ-tinged '60s kitsch, "Midnite Vultures" is full of homage -and irony. But not for one second does it sound derivative. How does Beck pull it off? By incorporating awesome horn blasts and go-go dancin' riffs Freaky banjo pickin' and hilarious lyrics. If "Nicotine & Gravy" doesn't bust your gut, you're dead. Then comes "Peaches & Cream", a sultry soul gem with nasty background vocals the likes of which you haven't heard since Squiggle Symbol ditched the Revolution. Or the New Power Generation. Whichever. Listen to Beck's homage to the Isleys and Barry White on the slo-jam "Debra". Hear Beck do a right-on falsetto. (Where did THAT come from?) And girl, you better step inside his Hyundai, when Beck asks you. This guy means LOVE. Oh, Beck, thank you. I needed "Midnite Vultures". We all did. Go on with your bad self. 5 STARS!