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This is so beautiful - Beck you are incredible. I love the melodies, the feel. Uneventful Days is my personal favorite. If Janet Jackson’s “Come Back to Me” and the water level theme from Super Mario 64 had a baby it would be this album. And that’s not a bad thing.
I love the new foray into new territory, I like that there is an element of experimentation even though it presents super polished. I met Beck in Ventura, CA back in the days of Sukia, Money Mark & DJ Shadow. This album excites me as much as Odelay & Guero. Favorite track is See Through. Run a bath, light some incense and hit the Jack (Herer that is) and turn this album up. You need to crawl inside this one a bit.
While I didn't like this album in it's entirety, Everlasting nothing and Uneventful days are some of the best songs I have heard in a while. His voice is absolutely sexy in these songs. Saw lightining and Die waiting are worth a listen as well.
————We are lost in a world 🌍 inside our minds without recognition——-where we can’t recognize ourselves or that from which we came ————anymore? CLOWN 🎪 CIRCUS. ———————- THE NEW BECK ALBUM IS A MASTERPIECE OF TEXTURE,PRODUCTION,SUBSTANCE AND FORM.WITH “HYPER,CHEMICAL”AND THE OTHER SONGS SEEMINGLY ATTEMPTING TO MAKE SOME SENSE OUT OF THESE THOROUGHLY UN-SENSICAL TIMES,IN HYPER-BOLIC MOTION OF SPACE,ZONE AND RADIANCE!THIS IS “CLASSIC BECK,”FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION—-TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OUT OF THIS ONE!YET,ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS DEFINED BY A SUB-REALITY THAT IS EVER SEEKING TO “EXORCIZE OUT” THE “GREAT AMERICAN DEMON-OID MONSTER”FROM WITHIN.... BEQUEATHED UNTO A SHATTERED GENERATION A “SILENT ORACLE,”IN A CROSSFADE TO THE RESURRECTED POSSIBILITY AND SOON TO BE EMERGENCE OF A “NEW MAN/WOMAN”RISING,”IN THE MIDST OF A “DARKNESS EVER REACHING OUT AND TOUCHING THE DARKNESS”THAT IS OURS——IF ONLY WE WOULD STOP,LOOK AND RECOGNIZE THIS FESTERING TRUTH?HEAVY ALBUM BECK HANSON! M.NOEL AKA;”REVOLUTION ROCK.”
I can’t understand the bad reviews for this album. Beck has written an album full of authenticity: in a way a soundscape to midlife crisis, in other way an eulogy to broken relationships, finally a sound design for an utopia founded in the sounds created thirty years ago (created by Pharrell Williams). It is a bittersweet hymn for all the men and women who grew up in the naïve dreamland built in the core of the eighties: the blind believe in progress and the tricky certainty that everything would be better when were grown-ups. How wrong we were! Thank you for the feeling, Beck & Pharrell.
Pros: The album’s production is amazing, except for Saw Lightning and See Through. The production is honestly just average on those songs. It goes for a futuristic sound and all the songs blend well together, and HYPERLIFE is one of the best intros I’ve ever heard for an album. All the songs are well produced and Pharrell Williams working with Beck to create a great album is great. Cons: However, as you move to the second half of the album Beck’s vocals become kind of bland and boring and keep me from replaying the other songs on the second half. Also 11 songs is good but because it’s not hip hop, where a lot of words are said fast which makes time pass slowly, songs go by really fast and I’d want some more music. I feel a light 9/10 or 4.5/5 but iTunes doesn’t let you do that so it’ll say 4/5 stars.
This guy can chameleon better than anyone while still adding his own personal style and touch to an album. People that fell in love with Beck’s earlier work like myself could see this evolution as an eventual “no brainer”.
This is a really good dream pop album...if you come in expecting something else you will be disappointed! This is about dreamy atmospheric moods, emotions and experiences. It is pop, not his typical alternative rock folk music. There are many layers of complex emotions and artistic creative techniques put into this album. How deep you want to perceive this album depends on you. It is accessible but holds deeper layers of creativity not seen at first. How emotional complex it is depends on how you vibe with the album. The energy is not as hyper or as fun as his more popular albums and not as sad as his folk albums. It is a new side of Beck we’ve haven’t seen as much. It has some 80s vibes to it...it can hold your attention at times and at other times lets you go. Overall I really liked it
It is a great album with plenty of surprises, and plenty of interesting ideas. Though it is a more minimalistic production, it works so well. This is Beck’s newest folk album. I call it ‘space folk’ because it is principally folk in philosophy, which is furnished with all the glorious sentiments of vaporwave pop. There are the marks of many years labor and power and creativity here. This is Beck doing what he loves, and it is a fan album for sure. Plenty here for everyone.
I’m a huge fan of Beck, (I ignore a musician’s personal life and all of you music listeners would be wise to do the same) and I greatly respect his decision to not repeat himself. However, this just doesn’t work for me. There’s no dynamism. It’s plodding and dull. I’m starting to wonder if he is just starting to go through the motions.
'Hyperspace', like Colors, doesn't have that gritty, organic feel to the music I look for in Beck songs. These tracks sound a little morose but that's always been, to me, the sound of Beck either falling in or out of love. I think that's just how Beck expresses his romanitc side and self-reflection. I've always loved that about his stuff going back to Morning Phase and Sea Change. Just as brilliant are 'Mutations' and 'Guero'. Go back and listen to 'Nobody's Fault but My Own' then 'Bottle of Blues', both from Mutations. You hear an incredible range between those two tracks. Both are "blues" songs but 'Nobody's Fault' chugs along with remorse and regret, 'Bottle of Blues' jangles along much more upbeat but is still about how challenging relationships can be; "ain't it hard ain't it hard to want somebody who doesn't want you". Nothing on 'Hyperspace' comes close. I won't even delve into the brilliance of 'Morning Phase'. I can barely comprehend the depth of 'Heart is Drum'. That song just kills me. I'm thinking of this album as more of a way to celebrate older material which is the only silver lining I can find here. I'm renaming this 'Hyprelapse'.
Beck has done it again! I love 10 of the songs on this album. Not fond of See Through, but all the rest are excellent. Gorgeous, haunting, addictive music. I especially like Uneventful Days, Saw Lightning, Chemical, Stratosphere, and Everlasting Nothing. By the way, I'm American and I believe in Freedom of Religion, therefore I would never diss someone's music just because their religious beliefs differ from my own.
let me just say that people need to listen to the WHOLE album BEFORE reviewing. all the reviews that saying the album isn’t that great are from when there were only a few songs released. it’s actually a good album 👌
Happy about this - love the Information album, and (so far) this sounds like what you would expect a progressive follow-up to that album to sound like. Love it, Beck continues to put out great music
I pretty much love everything Beck has done up to, and including, Morning Phase, but I didn’t like Colors and I am not loving Hyperspace either. Beck’s music used to be unique, interesting, and alternative; now he just sounds generic. I’m hoping that after this album he’ll have gotten all the top 40/pop stuff out of his system and go back to making more original sounding music.
It’s honestly not a bad album I think it has a very kind of mellow or soft feeling to it a bit, colors was my favorite album he put out though I would love to see more music like that. But overall still a good album that I don’t mind listening to.
This is not Cowboy Beck album, it's a Hollywood Beck album, so set your expecatations in advance. Here he teams with Pharrell Williams to make a batch of spacey, synth-soaked pop songs to drift off or get blazed to. It's nothing like Odelay or Sea Change or The Information, but it's unmistakeably a Beck album. Like the car Beck poses before on the album cover, he is driving on a new road of soulful R&B and pop, so enjoy the ride.
So glad for a new album. Thank you Beck! So far I am hearing soul/vocal strength from Beck. As of 10/18, it’s pretty good! I hope Beck will slam down some of his wild side too! L O V E BECK ALWAYS 11/22 updated- it’s GORGEOUS
Truthfully I have not like the last several Beck albums but this album has me floored. Beck goes deep with his music ability and comes up with a masterpiece. Favorite songs of mine are Dark Placed & Everlasting Nothing.