This is Ten Quick Q’s with Chet Everton Jr., where every week we ask everyone’s favourite slacker millionaire doofus a series of questions and see what his valuable insights are.
Welcome to Millennial Masterpieces, where I’ll look back at a great album released within the past 17 years and see what its legacy is. Sixteenth in the series is The Killers‘ triumphant U-turn back into synth-pop, 2008’s Day & Age.
Released: November 18, 2008
Welcome to the Weekly Fiver, where I’ll pick five recently released songs of varying degrees of quality and thoroughly break them down for you. No two songs will be on the same tier, and they’ll be listed from best to worst. The top song will be an excellent must-hear tune, while the bottom song will be one you ought to stay away from or else you will make your ears sad. It’s all very scientific.
Beck, to the layperson, is one of two things: the guy who did “Loser” and the guy who stole Beyonce‘s Album of the Year Grammy. To the average fan of alternative music he’s got a bit more sway; a fair bit of people are familiar with hits like “Devil’s Haircut” and “Where It’s At”. Beck Hansen is so much more than that though, and even moderate fans can forget just how much music he’s written and how varied his catalogue is. He’s not just the slacker art-pop pastiche sculptor relegated to Best Of the 90s countdowns. In fact, a substantial amount of his post-2000 songs can arguably vie for spots on lists of his best work (spoiler alert).
Ok, here are Beck’s best tunes:
Welcome to a special all-Canadian Weekly Fiver, where I’ve picked five recently released Canadian songs of varying degrees of quality and thoroughly break them down for you.