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  • Summary: Beck's "official" follow-up to 'Odelay' is an even more eclectic mix of soul, electro, funk, folk, rock, and hip-hop, including more than one song that sounds an awful lot like Prince.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
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  1. 100
    Beck's best when he's tweaking music he has a genuine interest in, giving new humor and affection to his nasty grooves.
  2. 90
    Think of this sultry record as the night to Odelay's day.
  3. His most consistent and playful album yet.
  4. An entertainingly excessive album, its libidinous funk mosaic finds Beck coming on like a master of ceremonies overseeing a sci-fi orgy.
  5. The startling musical variety amplifies the fact that no matter how aloof, how diffident, how cartoon Beck might be, he's so extravagantly talented that he's already lapped everyone else on that strength alone.
  6. From start to finish, "Midnite Vultures" is a total party romp of an album.
  7. He's got the beat rate up and lots of faux funk happening.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 5, 2010
    10
    the 3 modern albums that really do it for me: Radiohead-Kid Athe 3 modern albums that really do it for me: Radiohead-Kid A Mr. Bungle-California Beck-Midnight Vultures
    Seriously, it doesn't get much better than this.
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  2. beckrules
    Mar 21, 2006
    10
    genius
  3. ashleyb
    Dec 16, 2003
    10
    it was a long shot and i didnt think id like it but wow. its like a bomb.
  4. Jan 22, 2012
    10
    This album is full of ..... awesomeness
  5. [Anonymous]
    May 16, 2002
    9
    about as good a party record as you can find...the R&B community only wishs they could produce tracks like these.
  6. BeagenD
    Dec 30, 2004
    8
    Plenty of good listening here, but just below these twin towers of Beck's catlog to date: Odelay for its grab-bag funk and Mutations for Plenty of good listening here, but just below these twin towers of Beck's catlog to date: Odelay for its grab-bag funk and Mutations for its cerebral acoustic seduction. Expand
  7. j30
    Feb 19, 2012
    8
    Midnight Vultures is probably Beck's most diverse set to date, but sometimes diversity doesn't always feel rewarding. However, in this album'sMidnight Vultures is probably Beck's most diverse set to date, but sometimes diversity doesn't always feel rewarding. However, in this album's case the rewards come from repeated listens. Expand

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