The Information (Polydor; October 2006)


Pop culture’s favorite noisemaker Beck has returned with his new
album, The Information, taking us on a slightly odd but
charming trip redolent of his Mellow Gold days. From the
frustratingly catchy stream-of-consciousness rap of “Elevator
Music,” to the jamboree beats of “Strange Apparition,” to the
percussive beeps and clicks of “Movie Theme,” The
sounds more like B-sides from 1994. Strangely,
this isn’t a bad thing, as Beck has worked his strange post-modern
voodoo to give this album a contemporary presence. Thinking about
it too hard might give you a headache, so just listen to the album
and enjoy the pretty stickers inside.


Please note this login is to submit events or press releases. Use this page here to login for your Independent subscription

Not a member? Sign up here.