Beck: Odelay Deluxe Edition (Universal)

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Beck: Odelay Deluxe Edition (Universal)

This cornerstone album from '96 confirmed that Beck was going to be something much more than the one-hit wonder for Loser and even the "Dylan of his generation" as some writers had it.

Odelay was good enough in itself to stand some kind of re-issue/repackaging, but this Deluxe Edition (some unreleased tracks, another disc of remixes and a dozen B-sides, big booklet of lyrics, information and artwork) really makes the case for the-then 25-year old Beck as some kind of wunderkind.

It's a broad canvas full of small details and a courageous creativity from alt.folk and lo-fi rock to experimental sounds and straight ahead balladry.

Terrific stuff -- and let's hope they do the same for his Mutations of '98 which took him in other directions again.

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