Sound — 9
Well, it's Beck. If you're reading this article, you most likely already know his sophisticated sound. And this album is no exception. It is a mix of everything he has done in his career, in my opinion. No, it's not as groundbreaking as Odelay, but it's sound is very different and matured than ever before.
Lyrics — 9
Beck would never win American Idol, but then again who cares? Beck just does his own thing and "raps" into his microphone. No, it's not Beastie Boy like rap, but there are times where Beck will just bluntly talk into the microphone. It's so easy to just get caught up in the album and just start singing along, his voice compliments the music better than ever.
Overall Impression — 10
I am a Beck fan. I have four of his albums and they are all very different from each other. "E-Pro" is probably one of my favorite songs on this album, with a verse sounding like the Beastie Boy's single "Whatch'ya Want?" Other stand out tracks include "Girl," "Scarecrow," and "Go It Alone" (which has a guest appearance by Jack White on the bass). If you're a hardcore Beck fan, buy this album, if you're just starting to get into Beck, buy this album!