Beck

Odelay

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Release Notes
  • June marked the 20th anniversary of this double-platinum-certified album
  • Features fan faves “Where It’s At,” “Devils Haircut” and “The New Pollution”
  • Won 2 GRAMMY® Awards in 1997: Best Alternative Music Album and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for “Where It’s At” – this was Beck’s first album to be nominated for Album of the Year
  • Produced by Beck with collaborators the Dust Brothers, Mario Caldato Jr., Brian Paulson, Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf
  • Named Album of the Year by Rolling Stone

Originally released in June of 1996, Beck’s second major label album, Odelay, was his chance to prove that he was no one-hit wonder. His major label debut, Mellow Gold, had produced the hit single “Loser,” but there was a sense he hadn’t quite won over everyone and it was hard to tell exactly who Beck was. Was he joking? Was he serious? Was he simply some sort of beat-poet novelty act? With Odelay, he enlisted the Dust Brothers, most famous at this point for being behind the boards for the Beastie Boys’ 1989 sonic-collage opus Paul’s Boutique. Together they crafted a classic.