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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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Farewell Ride
Two white horses in a line, two white horses in a line, Two white horses in a line carrying me to my burying ground. Some need diamonds, some need... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    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. Alternative Press
    80
    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. New Musical Express (NME)
    70
    Will... have you oiling your joints and gearing up for a bit of robobooty gyration. [21 Jan 2006, p.33]
  5. Even for an artist this venerable, a remix record is still a remix record-- generally uneven, part enlightening, and part skippable.
  6. By letting inferior guests share his stage, Beck only reminds us what a unique and gifted individual he is.
  7. Q Magazine
    40
    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: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. dancem
    Dec 26, 2005
    10
    one of the greatest ever
  2. timm
    Jan 13, 2006
    10
    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 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
    10
    I think it´s a really great album, the music and the lyrics are just perfect.
  4. NickH.
    Jan 7, 2006
    8
    8/10 = Excellent. There
  5. Nov 26, 2017
    6
    Guerolito is a strange album. Sometimes it feels like an great addition to Guero. Ghost Range by homelife feels like an trippy western withGuerolito is a strange album. Sometimes it feels like an great addition to Guero. Ghost Range by homelife feels like an trippy western with some awesome violins. Heaven Hammer feels like an eighties drama in itself. Ghettoship malfunction is more of an game intro and it is good. A lot of other mixes are fine and feels like some nice views on these songs. However, the album can't escape a sense of pointlessness. Guero is an great album, but didn't feel like it should be remixed. I think the Information and Color would have been a better pick, because these albums are more beat-driven. There are some terrible mixes on this album. Girl was an awesome darkly comic song, but this version feels like an emo kid not having his eye-liner. The Scarecrow mix just sucks.
    Overall consensus: Guerolito is a fun, breezy album with new and weird mixes on the album, for better and worse
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  6. GabeC
    Oct 10, 2006
    6
    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 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
  7. km
    Jan 24, 2006
    2
    Boring. Really boring. And unnecessary.

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