Saturday, August 23, 2008
Beck never ceases to surprise
Modern Guilt is the strangest Beck album I have ever heard. It is simple, clean, and intelligible. I got tired of the wildness and inconsistency from album to album. Upon each download I was wondering whether I would get the “Shit Kicking Truck Driver Neighbor Living Downstairs” or a power ballad? Either I have been missing out or he came back with bang. Modern Guilt is so solid. Every song oozes rock & roll. “Soul of a Man”, “Profanity Prayers”, and “Gamma Ray” have stirred involuntary head bangs from this electronic kid. Beck, at 38, has never had a problem re inventing himself. I personally prefer this - aged and polished to perfection - version.