You Had It Coming

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
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  1. You Had It Coming stands as his best work since 1989's Guitar Shop.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    ...this forawrd-thinking veteran now sounds comfortable melding his adventurous fret work with studio wizardry. [2/9/01, p.78]
  3. 80
    Guitar-heads will automatically buy this, but it also deserves to reach any audiences excited by imaginative music working outside commercial boundaries.
  4. Most of the new disc sounds like noisy grooves in search of songs, and the mechanical accompaniment makes the accomplished jazz-rock fusion of such mid-1970s Beck classics as Blow by Blow and Wired sound downright earthy.
  5. There's no doubt that his fingers still know their way around the fretboard.
  6. What's missing is the modern edge that would give Beck's fiery playing a better context. Too often, the techno-funk rhythm driving the action here sounds stiffly electronic, like a Chemical Brothers castoff from the Nineties.
  7. Length considerations aside, only die-hard Beck devotees and studio nerds are likely to be dazzled by the dithering, technoed-out proceedings here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. imnotroger
    Nov 1, 2004
    10
    11 stars is not enough
  2. BillF
    Sep 5, 2006
    10
    This album rocks harder than anything I've heard in 10 years. Best listened to at maximum volume in a large block V8 Chevy whilst This album rocks harder than anything I've heard in 10 years. Best listened to at maximum volume in a large block V8 Chevy whilst cruising at a high rate of speed. Or after drinkin' a few beers with your mates out in the garage on a Friday night. Expand
  3. DrewK
    Mar 4, 2005
    10
    Unbelievable album...forget Hendrix, Clapton, Satriani...Beck is in his own class.
  4. StuccoH
    Jul 7, 2006
    10
    The only guitarist still striving to go beyond the guitars limitations. Bravo Mr. Beck.
  5. DarelG
    Dec 19, 2003
    9
    Ignore all the blathering. Beck tears it up on this CD. Turn it up and go for a ride. He is about the only guitar player who sounds like a Ignore all the blathering. Beck tears it up on this CD. Turn it up and go for a ride. He is about the only guitar player who sounds like a voice. This CD burns new synapses in to you head. Expand