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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 A Mr. Bungle-California Beck-Midnight Vultures
    Seriously, it doesn't get much better than this.
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  2. Jan 22, 2012
    10
    This album is full of ..... awesomeness
  3. 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. Expand

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