Modern Guilt Review

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10. Jul. 2008, 5:02

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For the rest of the review and a download and stream of "Soul of a Man" and "Profanity Prayers from Modern Guilt please go to.

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As Beck approaches 40 it’s only natural that the ever changing musical chameleon reflects his advancing years in his work. The album’s monochrome, blue note imitating album art and weary title “Modern Guilt” is immediately evocative of a darker, more introspective tone.

After an initial listen it is clear that the album isn’t merely a stylistic front. The music within deals with the humourless subjects of global warming, nuclear warheads and suicide. Throughout the album Beck’s voice is full of a dreary longing as he croons wistfully over the albums many mid to slow tempo numbers. The cheerful, wise cracking Beck of old who could rap over a funk track as a white Californian male without a hint of irony seems long gone. Here the weight of the world is on his shoulders and we are constantly reminded by the album’s many intimate lyrics “Need a teleprompter for my life/Need a pipeline to the night/My body can’t get no relief”...

For the rest of the review and a download and stream of "Soul of a Man" and "Profanity Prayers from Modern Guilt please go to.

http://misspeakmusic.wordpress.com/2008/07/10/modern-guilt-review/

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