Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

BECK

The Information

2006-10-30

Approximately 1,000 albums later, Beck still has it. Well, he’s got something at least, it’s just definitely matured. This album is jam-packed with as much sound as Mr. Hansen could possibly stuff in it. The Information is a much more groove-based album than Sea Change or even the underrated Guero. Out of all his past albums, the most comparable would be Midnite Vultures, but even that doesn’t do it justice. His beats, grooves, hooks, and rhymes come alive as he goes back to the “junkyard pop”; he certainly explores his talents and tests the boundaries of music in his latest, and in my mind, one of his greatest, albums. Almost all the tracks are solidly playable, but some that stick out are 2 “Think I’m In Love,” 4 “Strange Apparition,” 9 “We Dance Alone,” 10 “No Complaints,” and the title track 13 “The Information.” -Jake Burritt

More reviews tagged #Rock

  • reviewed 01/2007

    MATTHEW RYAN
    From a Late Night High Rise in Paris

  • reviewed 05/2006

    Janove Ottensen
    Francis' Lonely Nights

  • reviewed 11/2012

    BOB MOULD
    Silver Age

  • reviewed 03/2014

    ROBBY HECHT
    Robby Hecht

  • reviewed 03/2008

    Electric Apricot
    Quest For Festeroo

  • reviewed 05/2008

    Robin Danar
    Altered States

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.