Monday, September 29, 2014

Beck: 'Morning Phase'

For myself and many others, Beck's 12th album 'Morning Phase' seemed to be a book-end to his 2002 acoustic release 'Sea Change' which is not surprising as he used many of the same studio musicians. I think it's more thoughtful than 'Sea Change', which was written over a few weeks after his break with his fiancee Leigh Limon. 'Morning Phase' seems more thoughtfully introspective, wiser, perhaps even a bit road weary. It has the same wonderful technical mastering that many of his albums possess and the vinyl version sounds superb, especially in the low registers. 'Morning' and 'Turn Away' are personal favourites. Highly recommended. (8.5 out of 10)

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