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Sea Change

Beck

2002

Sea Change

Album Summary

Sea Change is the eighth studio album by American musician Beck, released on September 24, 2002 by Geffen Records. Recorded over a two-month period in Los Angeles with producer Nigel Godrich, the album features themes of heartbreak and desolation, solitude, and loneliness. For the album, much of Beck's trademark cryptic and ironic lyrics were replaced by simpler, more sincere lyrical content. He also eschewed the heavy sampling of his previous albums for live instrumentation. Beck cited the breakup with his longtime girlfriend as the major influence on the album. Sea Change peaked at number 8 on the Billboard 200, later being certified gold in 2005 by the RIAA. It was met with favorable responses from critics, who considered Beck's transition from sonically experimental work to emotionally charged balladry to be successful and convincing. The album later appeared in many publications' lists of the best albums of the 2000s, and it remains one of Beck's best-reviewed recordings."Lost Cause" and "Guess I'm Doing Fine" were released as promotional-only singles.

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Rating

3.32

Votes

5344

Genres

  • Rock
  • Folk
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Tue Oct 05 2021
3

I refreshed the page and it ate my review, so you get bullet points this time: • I just yesterday said I want my downer albums to at least thrash about a bit before collapsing under the weight of the world, so I appreciate that Sea Change has a little bit of that going on. • "Break up with Beck" produces solid results for a sad sack LP, although not as good as "introduce Trent Reznor to heroin." • This thing is way too long. Beck adheres to a "mope around with an acoustic guitar > introduce strings, maybe some synth > get all spacey in the closing seconds" flowchart far too closely here. • By the time he's singing "It's nothing that I haven't seen before" around the halfway point, I feel like I'm being pranked, except the only funny gag Sea Change has to offer is on Sunday Sun, where the little scamp seems to have recorded his verses with an Ed, Edd, n Eddy-sized Jawbreaker in his mouth. It's fine. I would've preferred Odelay, but of course I would. Key Tracks: The Golden Age

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Sat Feb 27 2021
5

Man what a beautiful album. The guitar playing is superb, Beck’s voice is on point and I love the lushness of the strings. The sadness is palpable here and I don’t know if this is an album that I can come back to often for that reason. But I do love this record. Favorite song: It’s All In Your Mind Least favorite song: Little One (I guess)

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Wed May 19 2021
4

Beck is sad. Sad Beck make song. Good time listen, feel bad for Beck. Golden Age, Lost Cause, and Round the Bend were great tracks.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
5

I love Beck. I never know what to expect, but it always sounds like him but never repetitive or boring

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Wed May 12 2021
2

While I didn’t hate the album, nothing held my interest.

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Tue May 25 2021
5

Love this record.

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

I feel like this album is from the point of view of Major Tom, stuck out in space by himself after communication is lost from NASA, From David Bowe's song Space Oddity.

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Fri May 28 2021
5

Incredible vibes, and such a different sound from what I'm used to from Beck, especially the albums preceeding this. That being said, can't go wrong with this sound.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
5

Know it all too well. Can’t listen to it right now.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
5

Beck is one of my favorite artists so far and it was great to hear something a little more serious from him. Great stuff!

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Wed Sep 22 2021
5

*You're* crying.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
5

So different from what I expected with my knowledge of other Beck albums. A much more calm, melancholy vibe and feeling with slower tracks and more ambience. The riff-driven songs I know from Beck are replaced with swelling strings, soft acoustic guitars, and more feeling and emotional impact. What a cool album and a pleasant and welcome surprise.

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Fri Jun 18 2021
4

This album is the equivalent of like, doing the bare minimum extremely well. Production is PHENOMENAL and songwriting is primitive. It’s less impressive than his previous outings like mellow gold and odelay but some bangers hit the feels pretty well. Beck has no edge on sea change but he’s riding sad boy wave pretty well.

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Thu May 27 2021
3

It reminds me of Willy Wonka somehow. I like it.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
3

I was a huge Beck fan beginning with "Mellow Gold" and I must admit that this was the first album of his that was a disappointment to me. From this point on in his career I started to slowly drift away from him. My difficulty with this album stems from a couple things: 1) him reigning in his lyrics to be more conventional, and 2) the consistently depressed tone. I get it, he's human and went through a shitty ordeal with his girlfriend. It's completely understandable that he would want to express his feelings about that, but perhaps for a song or two, rather than a whole album. I don't expect him to be some kind of postmodern cartoon his whole career but what I always liked about him was the way he was able to balance a wide variety of emotions on an album, or even in a single song. Another thing that bugs me on this album is illustrated by "It's all in your mind," which is a remake of a much older song of his. I love the original version of that song but somehow the dour tone of "Sea Change" as a whole kind of drags it down - takes some of the raw spirit out of it somehow. I can enjoy these melancholy types of songs of his in a different context but as they are presented here all together I find them slightly off-putting. I think what it really comes down to is this: I find this album to be too pretty, too perfect. The lush string arrangements being a good example of this. I can understand why he would want to try for something like this as an artist; to carefully craft something pristine and beautiful, but to me it lacks the loose soul he so naturally exuded in the past. It's like if your girlfriend never really put on makeup or dressed in fancy clothes and then suddenly one day she decided to get this total makeover and buy a Versace evening gown. It's not that she wouldn't look beautiful, but it would come as quite a shock, and somehow it wouldn't feel like "her." However, one thing I didn't have back when it originally came out was a really good pair of headphones to listen this album with. I do now and must say the sound of the album is pretty exquisite. If I separate it from my own personal baggage and hang ups I can at least appreciate it as a sonic achievement. For an album of his that has similar qualities but isn't so completely emotionally bogged down and humorless, try "Mutations" - it is more balanced, and I believe, a superior album.

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Tue May 10 2022
3

On paper I should love this album. It's chill, melancholy folk. It sounds like an album that I would write. It just has the right flourishes of alternative sounds mixed in like the strings or synths. But I just don't love this album. The flourishes can be a bit overpowering and I just don't like Beck's voice. Put some Sufjan Stevens or Ray LaMontagne vocals on this instead and it might be a 5 star album for me. Between the voice and the weirdness of some of the back half I just don't enjoy it that much.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
2

2. Was bored.

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Fri Sep 25 2020
5

A little somber but excellent lyrics and songwriting

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Sun Feb 07 2021
5

5

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Mon Feb 22 2021
5

Meeeeeeh L

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Fri Jun 18 2021
5

Brilliant

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Fri Jun 18 2021
5

Melancholy Beck. Great stuff.

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Wed Nov 10 2021
5

I love this album so much. My first breakup album in 2017. It was perfect. Still perfect to this day.

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Thu Dec 23 2021
5

Such chill

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Tue Dec 28 2021
5

I’m not the biggest Beck fan. I like most of his stuff and admire how diverse his music is. But man… I love this album. I come back it occasionally when I’m in a certain mood. Great wallowing in sadness album. Great production by Nigel Godrich.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
5

Congratulations Beck, you sad Scientologist son of a so-and-so, you made one of the best albums of the early 2000s.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
5

Gently pulling my heart into the water

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Wed Jan 19 2022
5

Much like everyone listening to this record for the first time, I was expecting Beck's jokey, white-boy self. I was not expecting a genuine and deeply personal-sounding record. A similar vibe, in my mind, to "You Want It Darker" by Leonard Cohen: a record that I don't feel like I'm getting everything on first listen, and really want to sit down with and explore the layers. If I ever get my heart broken again, think this is the first record I'll look for. Favorite tracks: "Guess I'm Doing Fine", "Sunday Sun", "End Of the Day"

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Fri Feb 04 2022
5

Wow - so sad and so beautiful to listen to. Sonically fantastic, worth sitting down with a decent set of headphones. And a nice bottle of red. Turn it up and relive your most recent heartbreak, and cry just a little.

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Sat Feb 05 2022
5

Fantastic!

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Fri Feb 11 2022
5

I have a long standing love for this album - Beck does dreamy alt-country. "Mellow Gold" is my absolute fave Beck album, but you have to take the rough with the smooth there, whereas "Sea Change" is smooth sailing all the way. Fave track - "Guess I'm Doing Fine", maybe, or "Already Dead". This is very much a listen-to-the-whole-album piece for me, though, rather than picking out individual tracks...

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Sat Apr 09 2022
5

Super tranquille et mélancolique, mais tellement bien fait. Les arrangements sont superbes et ce n’est jamais mou.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
5

Got this when it came out and it blew me away. That hasn't changed with time. While it's a far cry from his usual near-mania - and may be lacking in appeal as a consequence - as a confessional album, it drives right to the center of me, and I hold it in slightly higher esteem than much of his other material.

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Thu Apr 21 2022
5

Even though it is a real slow pace, the songs are well written, passionate in the right places, and nearly all of them have a hook that i really enjoy. If you're in the mellow mood, this is perfect.

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Tue Apr 26 2022
5

Can't separate this one from real life. This came out almost exactly when I was ending a long-term relationship. That then became a relationship again. And then ended again. So dumb. But this was kind of the soundtrack to that, so it's hard to be objective. Still, I think all of this sounds great. I'd been a big fan of Beck since the beginning and this was all sort of a whole new range that really worked for me. Great stuff.

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Sat Apr 30 2022
5

Like a warm blanket next to a fire on a rainy day

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Sat Apr 30 2022
5

Never listened to this album closely. Always wrote it off as a boring departure for Beck. Of courses was way wrong.

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Sun May 08 2022
5

I enjoyed this album a lot. It's serious and sombre, which I like. I like how he touched on deep lyrical themes. I also like his vocals and the soft instrumentals.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

Absolutely brilliant... reminds me of mellow Pearl Jam.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

Really emotional sound, the story of breaking up and loss flows through the album.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

I put this on when I am feeling down and I really want to wallow in it. It's not fun but it's so heart-wrenchingly beautiful. The end of Lonesome Tears goes on and on and on, climbing to the stratosphere, tugging and tugging until you can't bear it any longer, and still keeps going. Past the point of discomfort to a kaleidoscopic mad huge picture of loss and grief.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

I’ve long lived this record. Perfect on those rainy days. Beck is versatile and amazing.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
5

I love Beck. Of all of his albums, this one probably doesn't have as wide a range of musical styles. The songwriting was amazing. I didn't pay attention to the lyrics, but my guess is that this is Beck's version of a break up album.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
5

So chill I loved it

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Mon Oct 17 2022
5

Fantastic. Beck gets serious and changes the trajectory of his career. Fitting name for the album.

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Sun Oct 23 2022
5

8.5/10 because it's personal

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

Modern production with nick drake melancholia, great. There’s no way the song Sunday sun isn’t a reference to nick drakes Saturday sun

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Mon Nov 21 2022
5

One of my all time favorites !

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Tue Nov 22 2022
5

It was no Kanye west but still pretty good.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
5

How can such a downer of an album be so good? I know that heartache is responsible for many great songs but I thought an album of depression might be too much. Nope! I'm now listening to Sunday Sun, where a ray of light is piercing through the gloom. He's taken me on a journey that I'll have to visit again.

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Mon Nov 28 2022
5

This album made a powerful impression on me, probably the most I’ve taken from a 1001 album so far. I had never listened to Beck beside his song Loser. He really is a master of genre-bending. This is one of those albums that, looking back, I will associate with this particular time in my life. Paper Tiger is when the orchestra comes in and it’s stunning. Guess I’m Doing Fine is devastating track. His voice sounds country, and has an almost Bruce quality to it. It’s All in Your Mind is another spot I turn the volume up: “and I wanted to be, I wanted to be, wanted to be, your good friend.” Already Dead has to be my favorite on the album. It has a beautiful Celtic lilt. It reminds me of something Orpheus might sing in Hadestown: “Because it feels like I’m watching something dying.” I will be listening to this album for a while. I will admit that I was partial to him because his name is, no doubt, a cooler version of my own. But this 5/5 rating has nothing to do with my namesake and everything to do with a stunning and desolate album.

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Wed Sep 16 2020
4

a little monotone but really good! I'll listen to this again, definitely

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Thu Mar 18 2021
4

Beck traded in his two turntables and a microphone for an acoustic guitar and an atmospheric sound, and it works. Melancholy was in in 2002, and this is among the best that era has to offer. Best track: Round the Bend

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Wed Nov 18 2020
4

prefer his other work but Sea Change still a classic.

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Mon Oct 12 2020
4

Sad space music. Isolating, cold, like having your face against a cold window. The window consistently catching your breath. Its well and snow comfy

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Tue Oct 20 2020
4

Own. Fave song “Lost Cause”. Kind of a classic. Kind of falls of 2nd half.

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Tue Dec 01 2020
4

Very emotional album. I’ve always really enjoyed it and I think it’s great 8,5/10

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Beck is not a loser, baby. I like the dark acoustic landscapes a lot.

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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

I like Beck for no reason I can actually identify. This album had a couple of tunes on it that I really like, and I didn't dislike any of them. Somehow, I think that makes it a 4 star effort?

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

I definitely prefer eclectic genre-shuffling upbeat Beck (Odelay, Guero) to Sadboi Breakup Beck (Sea Change) but this is still really darn good!

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

Really well made album, it sounds great, but it's not what I go to Beck for.

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Sun Feb 21 2021
4

Considering the motivation of this album... nice chill listen. I should really consider listening more of Beck

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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

Love this record. And I love when Beck would just drop a rando new style on you out of nowhere. "Lost Cause" is just one of the best he's ever done.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

mmmm ambience

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

quite nice really

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Sat Feb 27 2021
4

Honestly, this warrants another listen as well. Beck is typically pretty nuanced, and maybe I just have to be in the right emotional state to have it hit real good. I wasn't this time, but I think I'd like to be.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
4

Easily my favorite Beck album

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Mon Mar 22 2021
4

muito bom mas deprimente

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

Sadboi Beck. Def solid songs. A changeup from the Beck I'm used to. Never knew why I never touched down on this record; I own Odelay, Guero, Modern Guilt, and Mellow Gold

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

I purchased the CD when it came out and was disappointed at how chill it was. I can appreciate it a lot more now but I think Beck is better when he is more funky

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Thu Apr 15 2021
4

Needs another listen. Very cool though

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Mon May 24 2021
4

This is really good. I was only familiar with Beck songs that are fairly popular, but haven't listened to any of his albums all the way through. Really mellow and thoughtful. 4 stars.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

I was not familiar with these songs from him, but I really enjoyed them!

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Mon Apr 12 2021
4

false

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Could tell Beck had been going through some tough times even if I hadn't read that beforehand. Good, atmospheric stuff. 7/10

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Mon Mar 22 2021
4

Sea Change is not just a record, it's a mood. Which makes it a great album to throw on and listen to in whole.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

Tasteful palette

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Highlights: The Golden Age, Paper Tiger, Little One This is a strong, but uncharacteristic offering from Beck, which normally you'd expect genre-stretching folk rock; Sea Change is a little more relaxed, letting Mr. Hanson stretch his legs a bit and dwell a little bit more on the details. Sandwiched between 1999's vivacious Midnight Vultures and the hand-bangin' Guero of 2005, 2002's Sea Change is a brisk 180° change in both directions...It's calm and melancholy, possibly because this was a fresh post-911 world. If Beck's mood swings make your head spin, buckle up, baby, you're gunna get plenty dizzy, because Beck is one of the most versatile musicians alive, and isn't afraid to take on new challenges.

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Wed May 19 2021
4

Muss erstmal rausfinden wer die Arrangements geschrieben hat - und wer ihm DAS angetan hat, was er da auf Albumlänge verarbeitet. Meine Güte, diese Opulenz! Dieses Schwelgen in Schwermut! Und dann auch wieder diese Kargheit und Reduktion, bei den Lyrics und selbst beim Orchester - denn hier ist ja kein Streicher und keine Slidegitarre zu viel eingesetzt. Huh, und bei Round The Bend weiß man gar nicht wohin mit sich, vor lauter Grim und Frost und Wärme und Panik und Lethargie, und die Sunday Sun schien auch schon mal freundlicher ... War dieser offenbar große Sea Change der Grund für Kurs auf den sicheren Hafen Scientology? Ich weiß es nicht (würde zeitlich aber passen). Was ich aber jetzt weiß: wie sich Umbruch im Hause Hansen anhört. Volle 4,4 dafür.

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Wed May 19 2021
4

Nach wilden Jahren juveniler cut up / hiphop Collagen mit viel Indie Charme und nerdy Ekklektizismus waren mir Beck‘s nachdenkliche „Larvenstadium“-Alben die liebsten. Ehe der schrill-funkige Weird-Pop der „Midnight Vultures“ sein neon-bunten Schmetterlingsflügel ausbreiten konnte, brauchte es „Mutations“. Nach schmerzhafter Trennung von seiner langjährigen Freundin/Verlobten war ein Bedürfnis nach erneuter Introspektion, Bestandsaufnahme und Veränderung groß. „Sea Change“ war diese 2. Verpuppung, und strahlt dabei die weltenflüchtige Wärme eines Songwriter Albums der Siebziger aus; dezenter Elektronik-Flitter setzt leichte Akzente und hilft ein Gegengewicht zu halten zur meist nachvollziehbar melancholischen und dunkel orchestraler Grundstimmung. Es klingt so vertraut und wächst noch ein Stückchen über sich hinaus; dies wäre auch heute noch eine bemerkenswerte Neuerscheinung. Lobende 3.9

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

Beautiful album.

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Tue Apr 27 2021
4

Od takiej strony jeszcze nie znalem Becka, bo sluchalem jedynie 2 pierwszych albumikow, ktore wydostaly sie z podziemia, wiec mellow gold i odelay, bo wczesniej chyba nagral 3 inne, ktore jednak nie sa zbyt szeroko dostepne, wiec Beck kojarzyl mi sie zawsze z indyjskim rockiem, ostrymi gitarkami elektrykami, liryka buntowniczej punkowosci i dziwnosci, a na tym albumie pokazal sie z calkiem innej strony, wiekszosc kawalkow to kompozycje napisane w oparciu o akustyka, nie ma tutaj energii ktora byla w wielu miejsach wrecz szoutowana zamiast spiewana, jej miejsce zajely szepty na iscie donowanowych hipnotycznych melodiach, lirycznie jest to material ala blonde on blonde, czyli opowiesc o rozpadzie zwiazku, jest to motyw przewodni calej plyty, wiec mocno gloomerowe viby, osamotnienie alienacja, caly ten jam, o wiele lepszy poziom instrumentalny niz na poprzednich albumikach, zwazajac na to, ze sam Beck opierdziela 6 instrumentow na albumie, to jeszcze 10 osobowa ekipa grajkow studyjnych zostala zebrana i efektem jest krispowy brzmiacy wysoce estetyczny smutek w formie zapisanej w formie dzwiekowej, po tym przesluchu mam uczucie jakbym odkryl artyste na nowo, wiec bedzie czeba dac szanse rowniez innym albumikom jesli bedzie czas i okazja, na plejke wrzucam paper tigera, already dead i end of the day

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Beck’s voice seems to be part of the fabric of a lot of music I’ve enjoyed from the mid 90s through to now, whether that be his own stuff or guest vocals...and yet I’ve never listened to a full album of his. Enjoyed this...good music to listen to over dinner. Reminiscent of Nick Drake, The Beatles (sorry Ash), Pink Floyd and even Zero 7 in places. Solid album which I’ve added to my Spotify.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Never listened to this in full prior to today. A really good album that I will definitely revisit.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
4

Very chill to listen to at night while working on art!

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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

love it!

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Nice background music

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Sat Feb 13 2021
4

Gentle

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Wed May 12 2021
4

Hadn't heard this album before. Much more chill and less rock-heavy than very familiar albums like Odelay and Guero, but I liked it. It showed some strong melody and had a consistent lower-key mood about it.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

nice album, great sweeping, serious songs. runs out of steam a little by the end but very good overall

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Wed May 05 2021
4

I love Beck, although this is his slowest and most somber album. As a standalone I'm not sure it works, although it does have some songs I like. But, as part of the Beck discography it fits in and is critical, in a way.

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Wed Jun 16 2021
4

Revisiting this album is both a blessing and a curse. The songwriting is still so far ahead of contemporaries, but now comparing it to the later Morning Phase album shows a less polished effort. Even when stacked against that, this album still shines, just not as bright.

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Fri Mar 19 2021
4

Very Beck, I think the opening number is so similar to his number morning from 2014. What can I say, It is one of the most sundayish albums, a relaxing and mellow feeling that I really like.

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Tue May 11 2021
4

Nice and sad, easy to listen to

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Thu May 27 2021
4

becks a weirdo but he makes a good album

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Tue Aug 03 2021
4

Chill vibes and really nice acoustic instrumentation. I never really got into Beck for whatever reason in spite of liking a lot of similar music but I dig this album.

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Thu Aug 12 2021
4

its a bit dull at times but it is a great work. Lost Cause is a timeless classic even if it did not top the charts. it is the most convincing change of direction on their 8th album by any artist.

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Mon Aug 16 2021
4

A really nice surprise- I love a bit of chilled acoustic Beck (morning phase being a good example) and I’ve clearly let this pass me by back in the day - loved it and will be back for more

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Sat Aug 21 2021
4

Had to listen to this twice to really get a feel for it. The music kind of sits in a comfortable place between country, folk, and Coldplay/Radiohead-style early-2000s rock. It's very pleasant to listen to! Beck's vocals are very low-key and underplayed, while still packing in quite a bit of emotion. I've been oscillating between 3 and 4 stars, but I think I talked myself up to 4. Lonesome Tears is the track that did it for me.

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

I love this album. Lush strings and some extremely well-placed devastating chord changes. I fell in love with Beck's music from this album, and is still the one I go to if I want a fix o' Beck.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
4

A bit on the slow and sad side, but I enjoyed it. The melodies are nice and I love the sound of the guitar. The acoustic sound is mellow and relaxing.

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Fri Sep 17 2021
4

Not an upbeat album, very much a downbeat, pensive, thoughtful time listen. Listened to it a lot when it came out.

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Sat Oct 02 2021
4

I rated Odelay by Beck 2 stars. Can't really remember why because my review stated that I don't have much to say about Beck. I guess I don't have all too much to say about this one either, though I like it much better. It's very melancholy and it sounds pretty good. That's really it.

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Sun Oct 03 2021
4

There's a slide or pedal in the very beginning: A strong opening which would usually cast the other sonics in country colors. The string sections alongside are arranged like soundtracks. There's noise, too: occasional distortion, creaks, what appears to be an engine. It all comes together, surprisingly, into a post-rock effect. Not something that would obviously work with pop music. Accessible is what the words and arrangements make each track. Masterfully prepared.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

Not what I expected at all but pleasantly surprised!

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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

A little too chill for me, but I enjoyed it.

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Thu Oct 07 2021
4

Didn't took my attention really, but sounds interesting

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

Sombere teksten met hier en daar een iets harder gitaarklankje. Om wel eens te herluisteren op een gepast moment

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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

4.0 + A very different direction for Beck after coming off some freaky pan-genre explorations via "Odelay" and "Midnite Vultures" (also terrific records). Here's Beck's breakup album that draws inspiration from the American songbook with soft inflections of other genres, all modernized with subtle studio flourishes to keep sparkle in the background. It's mostly downtempo with uncomplicated chord structures, with the exception of "Paper Tiger" which is just awesome. Some will find this album a little staid and even boring. At times, the breakup aspect of this album feels a little on-the-nose. Still, it maintains a morose atmosphere that I find quite pretty.

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Sat Oct 30 2021
4

Muy bonitriste álbum. Sigue siendo uno que me gusta, aunque no lo escucho tan seguido. Me da paz (?) 8.5/10

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Tue Nov 02 2021
4

Even though this album was a huge change from his previous work it is just as good. Just don't expect two turntables and a microphone.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
4

311221 16:43 3.5

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Wed Nov 17 2021
4

2002. Lost Cause, Little One, The Golden Age

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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

Not my favorite beck album. A little slow and a little too country.

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Tue Nov 23 2021
4

Surprisingly different from his usual stuff. Really enjoyed it

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Tue Nov 23 2021
4

A nice surprise

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Tue Nov 23 2021
4

Loved it.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
4

I've heard about half of these songs, this is a really cozy album. I wouldn't say I'm a Beck "fan", but this album is pretty darn good.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
4

I think this is a bold change of pace for Beck, and I like the album. I don't love it, as there are a handful of weaker songs but it stands out in his discography as an outlier.

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Sat Dec 11 2021
4

unaufdringlich melancholisch, aber nicht kitschig, immer a little bit country, paper tiger instrumentierung ist der star - eels schaun vorbei - understated aufwändig produziert - lo-fi dynamisch. Bruder im Geiste von Springsteens Nebraska. schön. Top songs: Paper tiger, its all in your mind, round the bend,

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

This album is so much darker than I remembered, or maybe I am hearing it differently than when I was in high school. Beck has captured melancholy in a beautiful way. This album brings feelings of wanderlust and apathy together. Lost Cause is the standout favourite, although Golden Age is a tight second.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

Very chill and pleasant listening, I really enjoyed this album. The addition of the sound-effects/production (for lack of a better term) was really well done. Favourite tracks: The Golden Age, Guess I'm Doing Fine, Already Dead,

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Thu Dec 16 2021
4

Chill. Good lyrics. I would add to mood playlists. Will listen to more Beck.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

Muy buen disco

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

Awesome

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Mon Jan 17 2022
4

Don't have much time to review, but I really liked this album. Beck does bittersweet really well. I like Morning Phase better as an album, but this one serves as a nice companion piece

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

yup

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

I love the feel of this album. It’s languid, contemplative, intimate, with songs that linger with you long after they’re over. Beck starts with a bit of a warm Laurel Canyon-ish vibe, building on it with some really gorgeous string arrangements that give great depth to the sound. The lyrics are desolate, bleak and painful. Anyone who has experienced loss will feel these songs in their bones. The album is on the long side, without much change in tone to move it along. Beck’s trapped in an emotional inertia here, and so are we as listeners. It's a heavy listen, but really beautiful. Fave Songs: The Golden Age, Guess I'm Doing Fine, Lost Cause, Lonesome Tears, Already Dead, All in Your Mind

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

Beck was clearly Going Through Some Stuff when doing this record - it's much more low key and downbeat than some of his other offerings, but a great theme that he works well. Nigel Godrich's production shines, particularly on tracks like Round the Bend which sounds like Radiohead done by Nick Drake. Packs a powerful punch, if a bit gloomy. But a great one to have on if you want a wallow.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

Melancólico y lindo. Triste y con buenos arreglos. Todo el disco va en línea con Fighting for a Lost Cause que es la única que ya conocía. 3.5 que sube a 4

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Tue Feb 15 2022
4

Stronger than I remembered (and I liked it at the time)!

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

Wow, great album, moody, but does so much with it. How did I not get into this when it came out?!?

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Thu Feb 24 2022
4

Iako sam veći fan njegovih ranijih albuma gdje je lo-filija izražena <3, ovaj album ipak spada među dražima sa favoritima poput: The Golden Age, Guess I'm Doing Fine, Lost Cause, It's All In Your Mind (više volim raniju verziju u razdoblju Mellow Golda) i Little One. Znaš da je album dobar čim nabrzaka možeš nabrojati dobre pjesme. Album ima te nijanse ljepote, lagane gitare, dašak suvremenog folka, sve u svemu lagano, a lijepo! Šteta šta ipak neće doći na inMusic :(

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Wed Mar 02 2022
4

Melancholy, chilled, its a good listen for a nice quiet drive home

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

Sad Beck is my least favorite Beck, but it's still pretty good.

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Mon Mar 07 2022
4

4.5/5. Very nice, soothin.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
4

No hip-hop, samples, funk, falsettos, just a ruminative downbeat selection of gorgeous acoustic ballads. If ever you doubted he was hiding a lack of songwriting behind over-complex arrangements, this should set you straight.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
4

very chill. worth another listen

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

I’m not going through a break up right now, but keeping this one in reserve if that does come up… Nice to get it over a weekend so had the chance to listen a few times. I’m not sure what it reminds me of Pink Floyd/ Neil Young but I doubt I’d guess it was Beck, glad he’s got the freedom to release what he’s feeling though.

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Fri Mar 25 2022
4

Not beck's best album, but still pretty great

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Sun Mar 27 2022
4

8/10 Best Song - Guess I’m doing fine

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Thu Mar 31 2022
4

Sea Change by Beck (2002) It’s fitting that this record should be introduced to me on a morning when the ice is quickly melting off the window panes, but the overcast sky refuses to yield to sunlight. The artist picks up his acoustic guitar and sings a young man’s songs for an old man’s ears. This album is a decided improvement over Beck’s earlier work Odelay (1996), which was marred by its lack of direction and its dependence on ‘electronic factory’ sound and aimless, intentionally absurd lyrics. In Sea Change (2002), however, a 32-year-old Beck emerges as a mature musician, with his scaled-back, laid-back acoustic-heavy ambience, and where the electronic sounds are reduced to appropriate accents (almost always at the end of each track, as if to remind us that this is still, after all, Beck). While studiously avoiding convention, he nevertheless gives us poetic messages that cohere both rationally and emotionally. These tracks are truly songs. And Beck has assembled skilled musicians, arrangers, and a production team to provide body and scope to his compositions. “Guess I’m Doing Fine” is an indisputably moving lament about a love that’s over—a memorable expression of feelings in the middle ground between despair and hope. It is set in a suitably slow country mood, evoking both melancholy and ambivalence: “It's only lies that I'm living It's only tears that I'm crying It's only you that I'm losing Guess I'm doing fine” The inventive and complex string arrangements on “Paper Tiger”, “Lonesome Tears”, and “Round the Bend” add a sense of musical authenticity to deeply discerned passions, with enough innovation and harmonic complexity to generate continued interest. These three tracks alone are worth the price of admission. “Lost Cause” and “End of the Day” are convincing songs, where the listener feels the pain having to come to grips with the fact that it’s over. If you’ve ever been there . . . This album will put you in a mood. Good music does that. 4/5

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Sat Apr 09 2022
4

Je préfère Beck lorsqu'il est plus éclaté, mais cet album surprend. Les arrangements sont superbes. Un album dans ce mood n'est pas un disque qu'on sort n'importe quand, mais par une journée pluvieuse comme hier, c'est parfait. Pièces préférées: Lonesome Tears, Paper Tiger, , Lost Cause

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Sat Apr 09 2022
4

Je connais mal Beck mais c'est toujours bon quand j'en entends. D'emblée les ballades guitare voix, vous aurez compris, c'est pas trop mon truc mais rapidement j'ai bien vu que c'était plus que ça! La réalisation est juste débile, ça sonne comme c'est pas possible! Les tones de drums sont fous! J'écoute sans lire et j'ai eu deux en deux en pensant à Mélodie Nelson (track 2 évidemment) et à neil young plus tard. J'y ai capté des échos lointain de Nirvana et Radiohead aussi. Les arrangements de cordes sont biens, pas trop sirupeux, les petits bouts plus atonaux dans les solos de guits et piano en fin de pistes sont parfait, les synths lointains et pianos à l'envers. Bref j'ai tripé !

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Thu Apr 21 2022
4

Just what I wanted from beck. Melancholic lyrics but never to the point of melodrama, and with a sound to match

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Thu Apr 21 2022
4

Sedate

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Tue Apr 26 2022
4

This is very good, on the basis that you like music that shuffles about and murmurs to itself without particularly going anywhere. But why should it? It's a cozy, finely wrought soundscape that Beck has pieced together here, and the result is an album that is a quiet joy. Why not a five? Perhaps it's just a little too comfortable with itself. A minor criticism though...

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Sat May 07 2022
4

After only really knowing Beck from the song Loser. I don't quite know what I was expecting, maybe something that made less sense? I liked this one a lot.

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Sat May 07 2022
4

Beck is kind of a Generation X version of Neil Young on 'Sea Change.' But, with a lower voice. Any number of these acoustic songs- ‘The Golden Age,’ ‘Guess I’m Doing Fine,’ ‘Side of the Road’- they all have that Neil Young sound and feel, even complete with pedal steel and slide guitar (featuring Smokey Hormel, which is the perfect name for a slide guitarist.) But he also gives a nod to the Beatles with a ‘Day in the Life’ ending on ‘Lonesome Tears’ and a drone improvisational conclusion to ‘Little One’ that would have easily fit alongside the other psychedelic pop on 'The Magical Mystery Tour.' His supporting cast are all subtly superb, especially bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen, who shows how it’s done on ‘Paper Tiger,’ for example, and keyboardist Roger Joseph Manning Jr, who empties out the kitchen sink on ‘Sunday Sun’ with everything from the Clavinet to harmonium. And the secret sauce to this whole thing are the marvelous ambient sounds that pop in and out of virtually every song (especially the outros) like the varmints in a whack a mole game. Imagine composer Steve Roach sprinkling Neil Young’s Harvest with synthesized atmospheric dust and you’ll get the idea. But the three numbers that really put this thing over the top were David Campbell’s creative and lush string arrangements on ‘Paper Tiger,’ ‘Lonesome Tears,’ and ‘Round the Bend.’ With a tinge of an almost Middle Eastern vibe, these three songs were a sonic contrast to the otherwise simpler acoustic country/folk tunes. Again, think of ‘There’s A World,’ and ‘A Man Needs a Maid,’ off of Neil Young’s Harvest. Campbell’s scoring accentuates the defeated and desolate nature of these compositions, written in the aftermath of Beck’s discovery that his fiancée had cheated on him, thus ending their nine-year relationship. The songs on 'Sea Change' develop slowly, so be patient. And don’t expect to find much here other than just an outpouring of hurt. The whole LP is like the raw recovery following major surgery. It’s an inspired work of art that you’ll probably seldom want to play. But when you do… well, research has shown that country music, more than any other genre, causes its listeners to consume alcohol. Between that, and Beck’s desolate lyrics, you’re gonna want to make sure you’ve got plenty of beer iced down before you drop the needle on this one.

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Tue May 17 2022
4

I guess I'm not totally indifferent to Beck; I do like some of his songs. And, this album is right there with "Odelay" as my favorite. It is quite the depressing affair though. This album was recorded after the break-up of Beck and his girlfriend of nine years. All of the songs deal with heartbreak, desolation, solitude, loneliness or depression and were actually written over eight years but not accumulated into one album until this. Lots of allusions to deserts and roads. Most of these songs are ballads with background string arrangements, a change from previous albums. The production and acoustic/string arrangements are both very good. The lyrics of this album are very straight-forward; this is a break-up album. Not the high-end drama of the Afghan's Whigs' "Gentlemen," much, much, much more subdued to say the least. My favorite songs happen to be more popular ones too. "Sea Change" has an almost Stones' "Angie" start with acoustic and slide guitars. Allusions to desolation uses deserts and driving. "Guess I'm Doing Fine" and "Lost Cause" are very specifically about breaking up and have a very sad and beautiful feel to them. Definitely not the happiest music to start the week with but may be Beck's high water mark.

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Tue May 24 2022
4

I'm a huge fan of Beck after listening to Mellow Gold, Odelay, and Guero. He's always doing something different. Here we have melancholic folk rock with country and baroque influences. The lyrics are clear and reflective (as opposed to his other nonsensical work), with atmospheric accompaniments that range from tense to relaxed. Songs like "Round the Bend" remind me of 70s folk artists, although I can't remember who. (Leonard Cohen?) Complaints: Too long at over 50 minutes. It's all a bit formulaic. I thought tracks 6-8 were weak and lost the momentum. Favorites: Golden Age, Guess I'm Doing Fine, Lost Cause, Already Dead

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

I remember this album surprising me when it came out. Sea Change is more my speed. Acoustic, melancholic. It showcased a stripped-down Beck with a simple focus on writing break-up songs. It works. Beck feels sad and we all mope with him.

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Thu Jun 16 2022
4

The album is fantastic but due to the sad nature I don’t think I will be returning that oftern

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Sun Jun 19 2022
4

Melancholy and soft. Good stuff, but it lacks the sort of humor and fun of other Beck stuff I have listened to, which does bring it down a hair for me.

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Wed Jun 22 2022
4

One of the most underrated Beck albums.

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Sat Jul 02 2022
4

Not my favourite Beck album, but a Beck album is a Beck album, sooooo

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Sat Jul 02 2022
4

Or 'Beck goes emo' - following the slacker, funk, tropicalia, and the downright weird, Beck worked with Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Travis, producer du jour) on this maudlin collection of ballads inspired by a break up. It's probably his most consistent album, everything is engaging and the string arrangements are fantastic. Guess I'm Doing Fine and Lonesome Tears are particular highlights. Only thing is I miss fun Beck on this - perhaps one or two more upbeat tracks would have made this a 5 star album.

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Tue Jul 05 2022
4

This album shows Beck trying to make sense of a breakup by dropping the sarcasm and experimentation in favor of a more stripped down and earnest approach. For the most part, I would say that it works very well. Beck’s voice is almost languid, as though the emotion makes it difficult to sing. The instrumentation is simple but effective as acoustic guitar and strings usually are in conveying sadness. The album is a bit too long.

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Sat Jul 09 2022
4

Enjoyed that this wasn't a quirky album. That's usually what's turned me off to Beck. It felt very serious in a singer-songwriter/country/folk kind of way. I loved the production on this, especially the strings.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
4

Big fan of Odelay and Vultures, I've been a sporadic fan since. One of those artists I keep intending to get through their last few albums but I never quite do. So, um yeah, this one took me almost 20 years to get around to. Oops. Woah, Paper Tiger. Getting his Serge on. Ooh, it's sad Beck. Okay. Lush production on Lonesome Tears. Gorgeous song. Some of the quieter ones I think are going to take a few listens to appreciate. At the end, yeah, rating this after one listen feels fraudulent. But I will definitely revisit this.

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Tue Aug 02 2022
4

this was really nice! i've liked beck's stuff before, but this makes me think i should check out his full discography. this album at least deserves a close listen.

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Tue Aug 02 2022
4

"Lost Cause", one of my all-time favorite songs from Beck, is on this album. I have listened to Sea Change before and several of the songs from the album more than once. One of my big music regrets was not taking time to see Beck when he toured for this album along with the Flaming Lips (who were touring for their album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots). This is a mellow album with a calm energy. As such, the album does not frequently come to mind when I'm looking for something to listen to. At the same time, if anyone were to suggest that I listen to this album, I would easily listen to the whole thing again.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

Malo mi je izgubio s godinama

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Thu Aug 04 2022
4

Sad boi Beck.

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Fri Aug 05 2022
4

Cheeelin

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

Not sure I ever had the patience for Beck before now. I really enjoyed sitting with this album.

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Thu Aug 11 2022
4

I think it's the first Beck album that I love from start to finish. It must be said that I am a fan of Nigel Godrich and that his participation appears enormously on the album. There's a lot of rich and uplifting arrangements. The voice is also very calm and felt. Great record!

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Thu Aug 11 2022
4

Probably best Beck Album. I have it in CD for years, might consider buying the vinyl as well. great production.

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Thu Aug 11 2022
4

Beck is sad so he trades his two turntables and his microhpone for an acoustic guitar and lush string arrangements. Nigel Godrich does an outstanding job behind the board, to the point where his production actually outshines Beck's compositions on some of the last tracks of the album. Up to that point, this was the first time that Beck showed a more personal side of him so Sea Changes is notable for that. Also the songs are mostly really good, particularly the first five.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

This was overall really good. The instruments/lo-fi vibe fits really well with the lyrics but could also be listened to casually while studying or working without tuning into the depressing aura (although maybe you do want to be depressed when you’re studying or working) The Golden Age and Guess I’m Doing Fine stood out to me in the first half. Parts of Already Dead reminded me of No Rain by No Doubt. Definitely the kind of album you hope you don’t feel emotionally drawn to too often but that’s wishful thinking. These themes will be around as long as humanity is which will allow this album to age well. Strong 4/5

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

Loved this. Had a really soothing feel throughout, the acoustic guitar was perfect for his voice, and the songwriting and lyrics were great. I saved almost every song.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

Lot more folk than the beck stuff I've listened to before. Forgotten about lost cause, used to be a song I loved

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Sat Aug 27 2022
4

Know Beck obviously, never listened to an album. This is great. Melancholic, polished, a proper album for when you need background music running through your head. Downloaded and saved.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Beck never ceases to amaze me with the depth of his work.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

I usually like my music cheerful and I am usually meh on the Beck I already know. But this album is lovely all the way through. Calm and calming in the background, sad/melancholy when listening closely. Who hasn't felt like this at least few times in their life? Favorites: Lost Cause, Sunday Sun.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

p888. 2002. 4 stars. Nick Drake for the new millennium. Came cold to this and was pleasantly surprised - strong lyrics, excellent musicianship and production. On the repeat listen list.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Cool Album, good songs...

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

So sleepy! Giving me Lou Reed vibes for some reason. Loved the second track way more than the first. I'm excited about the jazzy string vibes. Over-all, a lovely album that gives me early 2000s vibes. The album would be great on vinyl. Ooo, I really like "Already Dead to Me".

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

Beck's sad, breakup, singer-songwriter album! I haven't listened to this one in a long time and forgot how good it is.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Love this album - great memories linked to it

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

its no Loser but it's solid

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Sat Sep 24 2022
4

Laid back, easy to zone out. I love the acoustic guitar

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

Brings a smile to my face. Can’t ask more from an album

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

This album holds up really well. I loved it. 4/5

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

It was a nice one.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
4

Beck a été la grosse révélation du générateur la semaine dernière, et malheureusement, le comportement arrogant et vaniteux dont il fait preuve depuis que je lui ai annoncé avoir apprécié son album ont quelque peu gâché l'image que j'avais de lui, sans toutefois me faire changer d'avis sur sa note.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

Sad, subdued and solid. Maybe more of a 3.5 than 4, but whatever.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
4

La chanson Lost Cause me donne toujours des frissons et envie de pleurer. Merci de m'avoir ramenée à cet album. J'adore l'ambiance en demi-teintes.

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Sat Oct 15 2022
4

Stripped down to mostly strings, guitar, and vocals - this album has a moody, chill feel & I enjoyed it.

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Sat Oct 29 2022
4

Super well produced with many interesting timbres and textures, good songwriting. A bit slicker than other Beck I've listened to, but in a good way.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
4

Very much enjoyed the performance. I am found of the right balance between instruments and vocals. This was well done

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Mon Nov 28 2022
4

Just an amazing sound for Beck. Elements of psychedelic folk, twangy guitar sounds, and gorgeous orchestration. They fit so well together… it’s a cinematic sound and a great pairing. I especially loved Nigel Goderich’s production treatment on this album: inventive, versatile, but never feeling too full. How does he do it? Everything sounds like a movie. I will definitely return to these songs. It was a comfortable, contemplative morning listen.

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Mon Nov 28 2022
4

Great album! It was a lot more folk-country than I expected, from the songwriting to the guitar patterns to the way Beck sings. What set it apart for me were the sudden harmonic shifts and chord jumps characteristic of a lot of late 90s early 00s music (think Elliot Smith, Zero Seven, Nirvana, early Radiohead, etc.), and the swelling and wandering string textures. My favorite songs on this album were probably "Lost Cause", "End of the Day", "Lonesome Tears". All super harmonically interesting but never jagged or jumpy. It's interesting because I felt like all of the songs sound kind of similar but I never got bored of the sound or the mood. Beck creates a particular feeling with his somber vocal delivery: it's a bittersweet, "what can you do?" sort of shrug punctuated by a furrowed brow, a mood that melts into quiet wonderment as we look up to the nascent starlight and, despite our tragedy-honed suspicions, imagine better days to come.

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Mon Nov 28 2022
4

Sounds like if Bono made good music

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Mon Nov 28 2022
4

A stunning album. One that holds deep power for me. "The poster boy of irony looking straight into the camera and confessing his bitterness and desolation following a breakup," as one reviewer put it. I don't have a strong connection to Beck save for this record. I appreciate its honesty and simplicity. I am enchanted by its melodies, arrangements, and (mostly live) production and recording at the hands of Nigel Godrich. I listen to it frequently. His voice here sounds so aged and weary. Nothing like the voice on his albums that came before it. Hard to believe that this is the same artist who launched his career with "Loser," and harder still to believe that he went from that to this, his eighth studio album, by the time he was 30.

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Mon Nov 28 2022
4

This album kinda had me torn and I was going to give it a 3, but decided to give it a 4 simply because it was recorded so well. This album made me feel the same way I feel about Jacob Collier sometimes. When the music is TOO musical I feel it takes away from the songs. And I think this album was walking on that line just a little much for me. The only one I felt like I could fully breathe and appreciate was Lost Cause. Lyrically I thought was one of the more sound ones, and the parts weren’t too too intricate. Really enjoyed that song. The sonics overall on the album were really great. There were a few times throughout the album where some bell lead lines were a little harsh when i feel they needed to be pleasant. And I thought it was a strange mix choice to have the strings be the loudest thing in Paper Tiger (I think it was that one). Lyrically and melodically I didn’t enjoy a ton of his vocal performances with the exception of a few. Overall it is a well thought out and recorded album. For me I think just a little tooo thought out that it felt unnatural some songs. Anyways overall good album

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Mon Nov 09 2020
3

3

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Mon Jan 18 2021
3

closer to a 3.5

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Mon Sep 14 2020
3

Love it

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Fri Apr 30 2021
3

It's alright but I guess the lyrics are what's making it as the music isn't too special for me and the singing is kind of mumbly

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