Wednesday, 16 December 2009

20 Best Albums of the Decade: #12

12. Beck, Sea Change (2005)

The music world was generally shocked when Beck, known previously for his sarcastic lyrics and complex melodies, released Sea Change, a stripped-down and emotionally honest record, in 2005. Sea Change’s inspiration— a difficult breakup— led to the album’s tracks, especially “Guess I’m Doing Fine” and “Paper Tiger”, possessing a simplicity that nevertheless seemed fresher and more inspired than the rest of Beck’s extensive catalogue.

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