Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002

Sea Change by Beck

If Hank Williams lived in Silver Lake and took midnight drives in the desert, he still might not have come up with a bunch of bluesy, falling-out-of-love songs as desolate as these. Lyrically, he's a loser baby, but Beck's famed irony is as gone as the girl who inspired these songs, while his fusion tendencies (rock, country, string sections) bloom under the restraint of producer Nigel Goodrich.

Top Tracks: The Golden Age, Lost Cause, All in Your Mind