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Mellow Gold

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Mellow Gold

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Beck
Producers:
Geffen
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B

Both dopey and insinuating, Beck’s full-length debut Mellow Gold is total novelty pop, a cheeky mix of Ray Stevens, Falco, and the Beastie Boys. His hit single, ”Loser” — with its acoustic slide hook, loping hip-hop beat, and antifolkie aura — might have been dreamed up by a cynical ex-hippie exec to play over the closing credits of Reality Bites. And ”Beercan,” a white-boy rap with bong loads of studio noodling, proves the winning formula isn’t just a fluke. B

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