• Record Label: DGC
  • Release Date: Nov 16, 1999
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 62
  2. Negative: 4 out of 62

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  1. JonathanH
    Apr 20, 2004
    10
    My second favorite Beck album, just barely below Odelay, amazingly fun album to listen to.
  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. Sep 5, 2010
    10
    the 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.
  5. Jan 22, 2012
    10
    This album is full of ..... awesomeness
  6. [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.
  7. Jun 17, 2015
    9
    This album demands to be listened to because of its sheer vitality, raw energy, and inventiveness. Beck was in top form when he recorded Midnite Vultures, and it's a thrilling spectacle to behold. Music doesn't get much more entertaining than this!
  8. 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 its cerebral acoustic seduction.
  9. 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's case the rewards come from repeated listens.
  10. Nov 24, 2017
    7
    Beck se aventura em todos os estilos e rende trabalhos ótimos e... engraçados e irônicos. Ele consegue entrar na lista de piores álbuns e melhores ao mesmo tempo, ele causa pânico na indústria musical e ainda ganha álbum do ano no Grammy.
  11. Nov 26, 2017
    7
    Midnite Vultures is probably Beck's most risky album, say for the Information. Sometimes this really pays of. The opening three tracks are amazing. They all feel like an adventurous opening that sets the tone for the album. There are some songs on the later half on the album that also sound cool and weird. Milk and Honey feels like a strange mix of techno and funk. Debra of course is aMidnite Vultures is probably Beck's most risky album, say for the Information. Sometimes this really pays of. The opening three tracks are amazing. They all feel like an adventurous opening that sets the tone for the album. There are some songs on the later half on the album that also sound cool and weird. Milk and Honey feels like a strange mix of techno and funk. Debra of course is a great spoof of the modern love songs. But sometimes Beck's ideas get lost in translation. Peaches and Cream feels kinda awkward song about...... i actually don't know. Get real paid also feels awkward. Some other songs, while good, are pretty forgetable. Tonally it is all over the place. The tones don't really mix.
    Overall consensus: A very experimental album, Midnite Vultures is an fun diversion of Beck, even though it gets lost in its mix of genres
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83

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. As musically dazzling as Midnite Vultures often is, the one criticism that can be still levelled at Beck is that his songs remain strangely soulless, failing to ever really grip the emotions or stir the soul.
  2. He's given us the year's most relentless gas--laughing or otherwise--of a party album.
  3. It's pretty much just a silly, goofy, fun record.