Rolling Stone magazine says "Guero" is one the best 50 albums of the year:
7. Beck - Guero (Interscope)
Remember when Beck used to be funny? Too bad: That was a long time ago, and he's outgrown the frantic comic edge of his
early days. But on Guero, he shows he can make vital music as a depressive yet functional adult. He teams up with his old
producers the Dust Brothers, who bring back the eclectic style of his hipster youth -- the fuzz-guitar freak funk of "E-Pro,"
the Latin bounce of "Que Onda Guero," the bossa-nova soul of "Girl." Marriage, fatherhood and religion
have done nothing to elevate his mood since 2002's Sea Change -- if anything, he sounds even more morose now. "I push,
I pull, the days go slow," he sings, "into a void we filled with death." But if Nineties classics like Mellow
Gold and Odelay summed up the creative exuberance and anything-goes openness of the Clinton years, Guero explores the Bush-era
malaise that has infected his soul along with the rest of the country, as the Dust Brothers add muscle to the music.
There are three new tracks up at Beck.com!
Congratulations to Beck, whose "Guero" album has been nominated for Best Alternitive Music Album!