Review Summary: Beck's shining spot in his career.1 of 1 thought this review was well written
Beck is one of those artists that can first establish one genre, then moments later going to something completely dynamic, new, and drawn out. Much of Beck's Mellow Gold offers this. Take as the genres Alternative Country, and Lo- Fi for instance. Loser offers the rapping and witty Alternative Country, while Steal my Body Home holds in medieval sounding Lo- Fi. He is one of the few in the Music business even as of today to remain consistent. Compared to Odelay, honestly they both shine, and are a highlight to Beck's work he has accomplished over the last two decades. Beck still maintains the diversity of his works, and shines golden throughout the release of Mellow Gold.
Beck's Loser, the all time hit by Beck probably is the most well known track on here. It features a Spanish spoken half march through the chorus, then leads into the real saying. If you were to ask a fellow fan his favorite Beck song, chances are he/she could possibly end up giving you, Loser. Loser, sound wise, is very similar to the melody in Hotwax, a tune on Odelay. They both feature that foot tapping harmony, deeply compressed into Beck's fun, and wacky sense of lyricism. Pay No Mind fulfills you with a laid-back guitar, while others like Steal My Body Home, let you meditate as if you were in the middle of the forest. F***** With My Head is a downtempo, heavy Beck song, with a light heading chorus, ready to stick that bulb in your ear with the "When you want to be with me, then we will see who's f***** with my head." Some short ones, like Mutherf*****, with the heavily deranged vocals, dug in the eccentric melody. Blackhole is down with all the melodic humming, and sinister like dark beat to overlap it. Truck-driving Neighbors Downstairs plays perfectly for cruising down a highway at night, and Nitemare Hippy Girl smoothly sets in Beck's great voice, harmonizing great lyrics about his first love supposedly. A song with African influences includes Sweet Sunshine, with the humming driven lyrics, and the congo's and bongo's.
Working as an Independent producer, back in the day, Beck knew how to write something good. He imagined a piece to make your mind bulge. Mellow Gold was an equal success. It went Platinum. Beck always had something to be waited on at the round table. A spark was carried out through each song, getting you hooked, while you sit there engulfed by Beck's one of a kind mind. A weird mind. A mind that not many artists have in the music industry. It was corny, yet advanced mind. Very mature in writing, Beck excelled in getting the words down pat.
What is there to say about this excellent piece of work? A classic. Not one smidgen is poor when looking at Mellow Gold. Such one of a kind masterful, crazy play of style set Beck Hanson back from one another during the time, and to this day, still remains in tact. Mellow Gold has sold billions, along with many of releases. Lets just hope Beck still keeps on maintaining his artwork he has in his blood to have for a lifetime.