I just got in Beck's new album Modern Guilt and the new-ish Nine Inch Nails album The Slip. I got a free copy of The Slip several months ago (back, you know, when it was first available) but I'm a dinosaur--I like to have something tangible. Besides, it's a numbered run, so I can definitely say that no one else has #19,361, and that's got to be worth something.
Okay, perhaps not, but I think it's cool.
I've heard it already--it's okay. Not great, not as good as Year Zero, but on par with With Teeth. I just need to brush up on it for the concert next month (yay!). Gots to love the Trent.
So I'm listening to Modern Guilt right now, and I gotta be honest, I'm just not that into it. Beck and Danger Mouse collaborating may be one of those arrangements that looks great on paper but doesn't play out in real life. Halfway into the third song, and I'm not that impressed--although I allow that it might just need to grow on me.
You can hear the seams where Beck's writing hems up against Danger Mouse's production style--they're sort of getting in each other's way. It's disconcerting. Although by now I'm on track 4 and it's starting to grow on me a little more. I reserve judgment for now.