Sound — 10
Beck Hansen creates a style all his own with this unique album from a very unique artist. Songs like "Devil's Haircut", "Where It's At", and "The New Pollution" display Beck's talent for creating hooks in his songs necessary to sell records. Beck constructs his sound by combining turntables, synths, and his unorthodox guitar playing into one album filled with a new twist on music.
Lyrics — 10
Beck's lyrics are very important to his songs, as he illustrated in his first hit from 1994, "Loser". He continues his lyrical creativity on songs like "Devil's Haircut" and "Jack-Ass". Beck's ability to be different than everyone else amazing, as he separates himself from the mainstream in this instant classic.
Overall Impression — 10
Beck deservingly was awarded a Grammy for best album of the year with this effort, and it's not surprising to see why he got the award. A critic's favorite in everyway, Beck delivers a hit with this 1996 effort. Odelay is an undeniably cool and refreshing album that defines the '90s.