Monday, February 09, 2015

Writing Music: Beck's Sea Change

Los Angeles, CA

Depressed Beck, eh?

I always overlooked this album and follow up to one of my favorite Beck albums Midnite Vultures, but I recently found out the origins of this album... Beck wrote many of these songs after he was dumped by his long-time girlfriend.

And yeah, it's weird that Beck won a Grammy last night for best rock album. I liken it to him winning a lifetime achievement award for his entire body of work. Kinda like when Steely Dan won a Grammy by beating out Radiohead's Kid A. The Grammy people handed over an award to Walter Becker/Donald Fagen not for the album they were nominated... but more for their entire body of work and the fact they overlooked Aja and their first two albums.

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