Beck - Mellow Gold
NME.COM feature on Beck - Mellow Gold album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 14 July 2009
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- Pay No Mind (Snoozer)
- %*!@?# With My Head (Mountain Dew Rock)
- Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997
- Soul Suckin' Jerk
- Truckdrivin Neighbors Downstairs (Yellow Sweat)
- Sweet Sunshine
- Steal My Body Home
- Nitemare Hippy Girl
Calmer chameleon. Manchester Apollo (June 2)
- Jul 18, 2008
- Jul 3, 2008
- Jun 5, 2008
Singer/producer reveals he could 'just end up putting the songs on my website'
Former members of The Verve, David Gray and Lisa Hannigan also contribute
Record Club is back for a new covers album
Beck - Mellow Gold: Wikipedia Album Entry
Mellow Gold is the third studio album by American alternative rock musician Beck, as well as his major label debut. Mellow Gold was released on March 1, 1994 (see 1994 in music) on the strength of the surprise hit "Loser" (U.S. #10). Informed by the irreverent Gen X slacker and punk-influenced anti-folk styles of his earlier independent work, critics noted its hybrid of styles and ironic, witty lyrics. The decidedly anti-commercial attitude of Mellow Gold unexpectedly became a commercial success, and the album went platinum. Because of the novelty style of "Loser," Beck was initially perceived by some as a flash in the pan, but the subsequent release of critically-acclaimed album Odelay has silenced these claims.
In an effort to get the album into stores such as Wal-Mart and Kmart, which do not stock albums with a "parental advisory sticker", a "clean" version of the album was released.
Mellow Gold reached #13 in the U.S., and #41 in the UK. As of July 2008, Mellow Gold has sold 1.2 million copies in the United States.
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