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  • Summary: Beck's latest LP, 'Guero,' is remixed track-for-track by the likes of Air, Boards Of Canada, El-P and Subtle.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. It's a studio-geek jam session that, in terms of sonic inventiveness, nearly beats the DJ-savvy original. [16 Dec 2005, p.82]
  2. Most of [the remixers] subtly tweak the originals into charming facsimiles of Beck's clap-happy, orchestral folk-blues funk ditties. [Mar 2006, p.138]
  3. A surprisingly cohesive rethink that manages several times to outshine its source material.
  4. Over the course of the LP... the toe-tapping comfortably outweighs the head-scratching.
  5. Even for an artist this venerable, a remix record is still a remix record-- generally uneven, part enlightening, and part skippable.
  6. What becomes clear quickly is that... Beck still makes a better Beck album than anybody else. [#12, p.94]
  7. Guerolito's songs dissolve in an anonymous stream of chugging electro and dub effects. [Feb 2006, p.101]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. dancem
    Dec 26, 2005
    one of the greatest ever
  2. timm
    Jan 13, 2006
    freakin sweet. only gets better through replay. take a bite outta this one, chew it up, swallow it, then regurgitate so you can re-swallow cuz its freakin sweet. Expand
  3. danielar
    Feb 28, 2006
    I think it´s a really great album, the music and the lyrics are just perfect.
  4. NickH.
    Jan 7, 2006
    8/10 = Excellent. There
  5. GabeC
    Oct 10, 2006
    I'm giving an OK rating because; as far as remix albums go; this at least has some individual tracks that are really good. The mixes of Girl, Missing and Hell Yes (almost like it better than the original) are fantastic. Most of the others are quite forgettable, but thankfully its only the Black Tambourine mix (which in advance I thought would be a really good track to remix) that truly makes my ears bleed and make me want to shoot Adrock. Expand
  6. km
    Jan 24, 2006
    Boring. Really boring. And unnecessary.
  7. BillBob
    Jan 28, 2006
    Guero: Loved It. Guerolito: Pointless! I mean seriously, Beck had it good enough before the remixes. Some say it would make a nice companion to Guero, but it doesn't. Especially the Hell Yes remix. It's all very boring and stupid. Way to f*** up another great album, Beck. Expand

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