- Audio Cassette (September 21, 1993)
- Format: Clean
- Label: Geffen Records
- ASIN: B00005YLPC
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,511,561 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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I can see how some listeners might not like this CD. The styles are too broad for people with a narrow range of tastes, or for those whose definition of cutting edge music is limited to one genre. Beck has a relatively mellow style on this CD, as the title suggests, that might also put some listeners off. However, while the overall style is mellow, there are enough changeups in pace that this CD held my interest from beginning to end.
The lyrics owe more to blues than to pop or rock. Beck nearly always seems to want to tell a story or make a point. That doesn't mean the lyrics are sung in a blues style, only that Beck likes to have a purpose to his lyrics, which is a characteristic of blues. The only objection I have to the lyrics is personal, in that the CD I have is the explicit lyrics version, and I really didn't need the four-letter words to enjoy the music.
The music itself is wonderfully bizarre.Read more ›
Beck Hansen had no illusions to pop stardom. Like David Bowie, his vision was just of a character called "Beck." He made off-the-cuff observations like "Truckdrivin Neighbors Downstairs" or "Soul Sucking Jerk" and mixed it with psychedelic stuff like "Steal My Body Home." He delivers hip-hop like "Beercan" and laid it next to hard rock like "Mutherf__er." And lyrically, he delivered non-sequiturs with a slacker's ease. "In the time of Chimpanzees I was a monkey:" those are the first words you hear on "Mellow Gold" and the last thing on the CD is electronic feedback squeal. Dippy, trippy, and brilliant, this now twelve year old album still sounds like nothing else out there, and there are hundreds of artists out now trying to come within touching distance. "Mellow Gold" changed the musical landscape, which, by my definition, makes it a five star album.
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Beck can do no wrong. Buy everything he has ever done. You will not regret itPublished 3 months ago by Ian Towart
Not as described very cheaply made paid $62 not even worth $6 will be sending it backPublished 6 months ago by BIG AL
One of my favorite albums of all time, but PS there's a typo in the description. It was released in 1994, not 2004! :)Published 9 months ago by Myrtle_Urkel
Absolutely the best Beck album I know of, in my opinion. If you're new to Beck and want to experience a broad spectrum of his versatility then this album is for you. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Totally ImAussieBull