Hippy, Happy, Soulful
Diane Mcgough | Lake Oswego, OR | 04/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Beck for over a decade has made great, interesting alternative/rock albums. "Guero" is his sixth release and while you hear his maturity throughout it still has Beck's signature imagination. It has happy, hippy, soulful rock tunes that you'd expect from Beck. He has always been folk at times to pop to electronic to funk & disco to country and rap you would always get a wide range of styles in his music. So "Guero" isn't as outrageous as his previous release, but I think it's due to him just growing up and maturing. You can't be so juvenile forever can you?
The album opens with "E-Pro" a catchy and groovin' song with it's electronic vibe and Beck's patented rap/sing vocal style. It also contains "Girl", which has sloppy keyboards and breaks into a upper-paced folky sorta pop rock tune that you can dance to. "Rental Car" is one of my faves on "Guero" with it's upbeat/hip hop style with Beck's goofiness mixed in of course. Beck is an extremely talented and creative artist with the imagination to the sky so any music he puts out I always enjoy."