Check out Beck's new album Morning Phase this week as a full album stream from NPR Music, a week ahead of its release. The word on the street is that this is Beck's answer to his classic album Sea Change, but NPR Music cites this as a simple comparison, not A realistic one: "This is useful, to a point, for placing Morning Phase in a general neighborhood. But, like so many descriptors flying around, it doesn't convey much about the work itself — especially since "sequel" is often shorthand for "copy," which this most certainly is not."
They go on to say that "Today, releasing an album containing mostly downtempo songs might seem like a quaint old-fashioned dare, or a gauntlet — until, that is, you hear the spellbinding way these particular songs are executed."
Check it out for yourself. What do you think?
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