The album featured several successful singlesincluding " Where It's At ", " Devils Haircut ", and " The New Pollution ", and peaked at number sixteen on the Billboard As of Julythe album had sold 2. The sessions for what would become Odelay originally began as a subdued, acoustic affair. Hansen had recently experienced a number of personal tragedies including the death of his grandfather, Al Hansenand the tone of the songs as well as their production were considerably somber.
Only the tracks "Ramshackle", "Feather in Your Cap", and "Brother" from these sessions have been released, all of which are acoustic, sparse, and melancholic. He would eventually abandon work with Rothrock and Schnapf, opting to work with the Dust Brothers instead. Perhaps to counter the negative events in his life, Beck attempted to continue the savant-absurdist slant of Mellow Gold which contained the accidental smash hit " Loser " with more obviousness to create intentionally disposable pop songs on Odelay.
Many of these were embraced by radio and became the hit singles from the album. Like Mellow GoldReadymade - Beck - Odelay incorporates elements from various genres, including " folk and countrygrungy Readymade - Beck - Odelay rockstiff-boned electrolouche exoticaold-school rap and noise rock.
Following this recording Beck returned to the early sessions' downcast style albeit different than that shown in One Foot In The Gravewhich often was filled with gallows humor with his follow-up, Mutations and many efforts since. According to Stephen Malkmusthe title is a pun on Oh Delaysince the album took very long to record. Upon release, Odelay received almost unanimous critical acclaim. It was ranked 16 in Spin' s " Greatest Albums, —".
InQ magazine readers voted Odelay the 51st greatest album of all time. The album was ranked number on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest albums of all time and number 9 on its list of the best albums of the nineties. Voters in Channel 4 's " Greatest Albums" poll placed it at number The music website Pitchfork ranked it at 19 on their top albums of the s.
On January 29,Odelay — Deluxe Edition was released. The liner notes feature complete lyrics and artwork as well as an essay from Thurston Moore and the transcript of 15 high school students interviewed by Dave Eggers. The cover art was deliberately edited to appear as if it was a personalized copy of the album, with stickers carelessly half-ripped off and various doodles on it such as a face drawn on the dog and rainbows behind it and including the phrase "Property of Michael" written on the back.
The exclusion of "Diskobox" may have been done as a deliberate nod to the cover art having the 'strictly limited edition bonus track' sticker partly torn off. The Odelay sessions version of "Debra" later re-recorded for Midnite Vultures is also absent, despite initial statements to the contrary. Some of the bonus tracks on the Deluxe Edition specifically "Deadweight" and "Clock" appear to be from lossy e.
MP3 sources. Some of the tracks included have been altered beyond simple remastering. Some of these alterations are listed below:.
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