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RE: Beck - Morning Phase

radiorog wrote:

Cheers mate (is it Mac?) I shall check it out.

Heard the new beck one now in entirity,and good,but I'm currently listening to sea change,and don't think it has lost Its crown.

Yes it's Mac and no probs... you do need to register to access full music content and comment if you wish, but don't worry it's totally free... just trying to spread the word of real music!

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RE: Beck - Morning Phase

radiorog wrote:

Cheers mate (is it Mac?) I shall check it out.

Heard the new beck one now in entirity,and good,but I'm currently listening to sea change,and don't think it has lost Its crown.

Agree, but the production seems to be better on the new album.

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These are good recommendations keep them coming!

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Morning Phase is wonderful and on a par with Seachange . You can really here Beck has had a bit of Nick Drake on recently.  Whilst we are on about good stuff. Toy, Join the dots is bloody marvellous as well.

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You've got a turntable in your car... That's great :grin:

Doesn't everyone? Smile

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Pedro2 wrote:

Think the music thread is : 'this week, I've mostly been listening to / watching' but may be wrong. If it is, then it's buried low down the list and mixes music with film/tv. Personally, think that music should stand alone and have a higher priority but that's just an opinion  Smile

Well I did not even know it existed so I agree 

I don't  know if you have already found it but if not it is below . Smile

 

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/this-week-i-have-mostly-been-listening-to-watching/what-are-you-listening-to?page=835#comment-2934408

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RE: Beck - Morning Phase

From another place:

http://www.stereophile.com/content/becks-imorning-phasei-and-vinyl-experience

Some interesting comments re: Dynamic range and HD tracks (ahem) Hi Res.

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Pedro2 wrote:

Point taken, Alears.

Forgot about the music thread. However, just a quick mention of Midlake's new album - Antiphon. Another one worth a listen with a hint of 70s/80s prog for good measure! Enjoy.  Smile

Agreed.  Antiphon is a good album, though for me it isn't as good as The Courage of Others which I still play very regularly.

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Had a few listens to Morning Phase. I've been a long-time fan of Sea Change; the epic earlier tracks somewhat made up for it tailing off towards the end. But IMO, Morning Phase is a stronger album. Wave & Heart is a drum particular favourites, the latter's choral effect sounding mesmerising when I unleash it through all speakers.

Beck does seem open to & usefully conscious of hi-res, having released Sea Change on SACD & more recently Bluray Audio. Watch this space! And jolly well done Beck for such a good effort. Bravo.

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Leeps wrote:

Beck does seem open to & usefully conscious of hi-res, having released Sea Change on SACD & more recently Bluray Audio. Watch this space! And jolly well done Beck for such a good effort. Bravo.

 

The vinyl release is meant to be the best.

Unfortunately it looks as though the hi def downloeads are upsampled from the CD, worse still some tracks are from MP3's.

http://www.audiostream.com/content/becks-imorning-phasei-2496-download-worth-it

Great album all the same.

 

 

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I found the album ok but a tad bland, especially compared to the mighty Cellphone's Dead and of course Sea Change.

 

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Bland? You obviously don't listen to music discussed on this site. Bon Jovi, genesis, biffy cliro, nickel back, Coldplay etc they are bland! Beck bland I don't think so.

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Marsbardark wrote:

Bland? You obviously don't listen to music discussed on this site. Bon Jovi, genesis, biffy cliro, nickel back, Coldplay etc they are bland! Beck bland I don't think so.

I don't think Beck is bland just his new album and it's just my opinion, if i thought he was bland i wouldnt have endorsed Sea Change and Cellphone in my post!!!!

Not sure what Bon Jovi has to do with it......

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I rarely buy music 'unheard' but took a punt with the BluRay Audio Seachange. The DTS HD24/192 2 channel = superb SQ - obviously very well produced and recorded. The jury is out on Mr Beck, my wife enquiring if Prozac is included in the box. I will persevere, as I didn't like King Crimson or Pink Floyd on first listen in 1969. My other recent purchase is the hybrid SACD of Shangri La by Mr Knopfler which is excellent IMHO - the CD layer losing little to the 2 channel SACD, admittedly played on different systems.

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RE: Beck - Morning Phase

I agree it is rather bland, pleasant  but bland, where is the passion? production may not help, cd is rather compressed.

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