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Beck - Colors flac album
Title:
Colors
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Style:
Dance-pop, New Wave
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FLAC album size:
1961 mb
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DMF VOC RA MIDI VOX XM DTS
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Rating:
4.5 ✪

The album was recorded between 2013 and 2017, with Beck producing alongside Greg Kurstin. The album's earliest single, "Dreams", was released in June 2015, while three more singles ("Wow", "Dear Life" in Italy and "Up All Night" in the US) were released between June 2016 and September 2017. The title track was also released as a single in April 2018

Released October 13, 2017. Colors was awarded the GRAMMY for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards

The last time Beck truly cut loose was maybe 2006's The Information, which was lighter than either the coiled 2008 LP Modern Guilt or the slow, sepia-toned Morning Phase, which took home the Album of the Year Grammy in 2015.

Ostensibly, Beck’s 13th album, Colors, is a left turn-his most overtly pop record. He reunited with Greg Kurstin, who played in his live band before becoming a staple of Top 40 songwriting and production with Kelly Clarkson, Adele, and Sia. Together, they aimed to make an album that was uplifting, had a lot of energy, and made you want to sing along. Yet Colors is more like Beck’s downtempo records, Morning Phase and its spiritual predecessor Sea Change, in that it is largely bereft of color.

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Tracklist

Colors 4:21
Seventh Heaven 5:00
I'm So Free 4:08
Dear Life 3:44
No Distraction 4:32
Dreams 4:57
Wow 3:42
Up All Night 3:10
Square One 2:55
Fix Me 3:13

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
00602557176797 Beck Colors ‎(CD, Album) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records 00602557176797 Europe 2017
none Beck Colors ‎(10xFile, FLAC, Album, 24 ) Capitol Records none 2017
B002716101 Beck Colors ‎(10xFile, WAV, Album) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002716101 2017
none Beck Colors ‎(11xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records none 2017
B002716101 Beck Colors ‎(2x12", Album, Dlx, Ltd, Red) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002716101 US 2017
B002716101 Beck Colors ‎(2x12", Album, Dlx, Ltd, Red) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002716101 Europe 2017
00602557804270 Beck Colors ‎(2x12", Album, W/Lbl) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records 00602557804270 Europe 2017
B002748802 Beck Colors ‎(CD, Album) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002748802 US 2017
B002716202 Beck Colors ‎(CD, Album) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002716202 US 2017
5717679 Beck Colors ‎(CD, Album) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records 5717679 Australia 2017
HSE-6963 Beck Colors ‎(CD, Album) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited HSE-6963 Japan 2017
B002716202 Beck Colors ‎(CD, Album) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002716202 Canada 2017
B002716202 Beck Colors ‎(CD, Album, Ltd) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002716202 US 2017
00602557176797 Beck Colors ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Fonograf Records , Capitol Records 00602557176797 Russia 2017
B002716304 Beck Colors ‎(Cass, Album, Yel) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002716304 US 2017
B002724001 Beck Colors ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002724001 US 2017
00602557882209 Beck Colors ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Yel) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records 00602557882209 Europe 2017
B002724101 Beck Colors ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Yel) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002724101 US 2017
00602557176803 Beck Colors ‎(LP, Album, Red) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records 00602557176803 Europe 2017
B002678501 Beck Colors ‎(LP, Album, Red) Fonograf Records, Capitol Records B002678501 US 2017


Reviews:
  • Tekasa
Another recommendation is this entire album! Every song is great!! Sounds even better when you play it "LOUD". This vinyl version is fantastic, - so give it a spin and enjoy! ✩✩✩✩✩
  • Arryar
My copy suffers from constant loud crackling surface noise distortion. It's present on all sides and is clearly heard on all quiet passages. I tried to clean it several time in my Hannl RCM but it made zero difference. I'll try another copy but I have my doubts about the pressing quality-- despite being pressed at Pallas! As a Beck album I find the music pretty subpar for an artist of this stature-- kind of like a check the boxes to fulfill my record contract obligations kind of an effort. I never find myself wanting to listen to the whole thing as an album-- there are just too many throwaway tracks IMO.
  • Malogamand
Spotify played Up All Night one time when I was shuffling, I was instantly in love. I was about to get the deluxe 2xLP but the standard version was only 12 bucks on Amazon, I had to grab it. Kept myself without listening to the whole album until the vinyl came to me. I was blown away, what an album! Pop perfection as it's best. My only complaint is that plastic sticker with the album name on it, I wanted to keep it so bad but I messed up when I tried to unglue it.
  • Nikok
The sound quality of this pressing is excellent and a lot of care was put into the artwork and packaging. Moreover, the songs themselves are great.The records were a little dusty and needed some cleaning before playing (which I Always do anyways). It would have been nice if the records came in anti-static inner sleeves, because it was hard to get them out of the supplied sleeves without inducing a lot of static.My major complaint with my copy is that the inner sleeve of the first record came severely folded in one corner (up to the outer edge of the record). It seems that too much force was applied with insertion in the packaging process.
  • Iesha
Had both the yellow and now this, this blows the other pressing out of the water imo. This is hands down one of the best quality vinyl I have ever listened to! Crisp, clean, punchy with the bass.This album rocks too, great upbeat feel good album.
  • Runehammer
I love Beck's musical versatility, his ability to shift from different soundscapes and still manages to create surprising LPs.This record may be on of the best pressings I have ever owned, the levels, dynamics, tempo, everything just builds up to form this beautifully sounding LP.45RPM, Pop-red colored LPs, amazing packaging.... all for a good price. I'd say: grab this baby while it's still available.
  • SadLendy
Got this today - decided to check this out on the strength of the über-catchy "Dreams". Nice packaging - the sexy opaque cherry-red vinyl is housed in a poly-lined inner and the lyrics are in an artfully-designed 2-page booklet.The German Pallas-pressed wax is flat and fairly quiet, aside from some not-so-inconspicuous rumble audible in between tracks (and a quick pop-like burst of crackles every revolution at the very end of side 2, going into the runout). In fact, every new Pallas pressing I've gotten (the others would be Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin and Hot Rats by Frank Zappa) seems to be consistently rumbly in comparison to records from other plants, despite there not being any orange-peel texture on the record surfaces... perhaps it's a tracking anomaly of the 0.6 mil conical stylus of my AT-91?Sonically, this is a nice, punchy Chris Bellman master with clear, full bass definition and a strong emphasis on high frequencies - strong enough in fact to perhaps be considered excessive in some parts, but well-balanced enough not to detract from the overall sound quality.The production overall has a somewhat hot and compressed sound, and some of the songs on side 1 (most noticeably "Dear Life") become quite congested in the loudest/densest sections. Luckily, the mastering is well-done enough that the compression (a common feature of modern EDM) doesn't negatively affect the immediacy and intensity of the whole thing - AT ALL. Overall, I'd even say it trumps Humanz by Gorillaz in terms of 'jumping out of the speakers'.... despite being on only ONE record. (Some songs are mastered better than others, "Dreams" standing out in particular.)Simply put, despite those moments of sonic congestion, it doesn't sound repressed or blanketed, unlike some other audibly compressed records I own.It may not be as airy as some of Bellman's other vinyl masters, such as the amazing job he did on Arctic Monkeys' AM, but given how much of a 'dancefloor-ready' style Beck was going for on this record, I'd say the hot sound is rather well-suited to the overall flair of the music. It's probably more of... you know... a stylistic choice on Beck's part. Audiophiles, don't come here with the expectation of immaculate transparency and clarity of individual instruments - the production is what it is, and it works perfectly fine.Musically, while longtime Beck fans may be dismayed at the loss of his trademark weirdness with this album, I like this new direction he's going in.... and what can go wrong especially when "Dreams" caught the attention of so many of us when it first came on the radio a few years back? Recommended.
  • Yayrel
MEllODrOnE You nailed the sound quality of this record, spot on review...exactly what I was thinking. Thank you for the appreciation. That's what I like doing. ???? And I enjoy your reviews as well - I love how you concisely paint such an accurate picture of a record's sound quality that it makes me easily envision in my mind how EXACTLY it would sound to me.For one thing, I bought the 2016 Guero reissue solely based on your writeup and it hasn't let me down one bit!
  • Sironynyr
You nailed the sound quality of this record, spot on review...exactly what I was thinking.
  • Jerinovir
Nice review. Agree with all of it. This record seems to be getting a lot of flack, because he's "gone pop". So? It's Beck! He does whatever he feels. Just go with it, people, and enjoy!
  • Waiso
Beck is Back and not in Black. I'm on my first listen so just an observation in time.Funny how the dude has made so many transitions through the years musicwise even if his hallmark songwriting always shine through. I'm not fond of Rock music but found the Beck - Morning Phase 60s/70s pastiche somber and soothing but this album sees Beck back on a bounce. Unduly happy? Nice package/art as well. My favourite era (and I'm not familiar with his entire output, true) is the Guero/Guerolito/Information tracks. I for one am happy that he just goes wherever it pleases him even if Bob Dylan huggers and hipsters don't embrace his every move, like this jerky pop. These days it seems like a lot of major artists construct pricey objects so my only constant gripe with Beck is the Information vinyl box. I just can't see myself shell out that kind of money for any album.Ps. I find the album a little short, so I guess you could say that I want more Colors. Thanks Beck!
  • Ishnjurus
I played mine once, it sounded absolutely perfect from start to end, I mean in terms of pressing quality anyway because the music, at times, made me close to uncomfortable, like watching a dad jiggling about to his teenage son's music library, or an old friend's regress to childish state, or, I dunno, seriously, almost as bad as a late 90's dance pop Tom Jones made me cringe too. The production is heavily compressed and the songs are my idea of what makes cheerleaders jump up and down NFL fields (I'm French so I wouldn't know). I'd swap this diabolically overpriced package if I could without hesitations.
  • Cordabor
This thing is super loud. I was surprised. Very fun, danceable, catchy tunes. I recommend the title track, Wow, Dear Life, and Fix Me.
  • Ferne
Brilliant pressing. Nice color vinyl. Good fun album this time around. The more I listen the more I like this. Great sounds
  • Modar
Flawless pressing! Flat translucent (eyecandy) yellow vinyl, no srface noise, no pops, no crackle, no non-fills. the included download card let you download the digital album in wave format (in additiion to standard mp3 format) which i really appreaciate. Quality wise, it would be grat if every modern day vinyl could be pressed like this one...The mix is quite compressed (it's a modern day pop record after all) but i found the vinyl a way more dynamic and enjoyable than the digital.
  • Deeroman
Yet to purchase this album so the following question is very important. Is the 2 LP 45 rpm pressing superior enough to the single yellow LP pressing to justify the big price difference?
  • Nejind
Did you ever compare the two? The 45 RPM is pretty cheap now and I'm wondering if it's worth getting.
  • Flamehammer
audibility I did buy both! ...but now that I was gonna make a head to head comparison I just can't find the yellow one (that came w a slipmat!). I have to stick w the red 45 rpm for another while. :P
  • Hallolan
I’m listening to the 45 RPM version right now. I don’t own the yellow. It’s hard to imagine it sounding better than this.
  • Realistic
I want to know this too but I highly doubt anyone has bought both versions. I was tempted to pull the trigger but I'm not sure how much depth there is to reveal with this album.
  • Pringles
Great and nice yellow limited pressing edition !!! Sound is very good.
  • Dusho
Did not get any slipmats :( :( ok album
  • Watikalate
Sounds and looks pretty damn good for a $20 record. Vinyl is flat, pristine and clean right out of the sleeve. The yellow is translucent, not opaque. Looks gorgeous.
  • Rich Vulture
I agree. After all those setbacks and constant delays this album feels rather anticlimactic. There are a few highlights here and there, but overall this set of songs is hardly the best example of his songwriting, isn't it? Nevertheless, great package! This is a deluxe version indeed! Good sound as well. Certainly livelier than the digital version that comes across as weirdly sterile.
  • Murn
Kinda feel like the highs are a bit distorted and certain songs lack clarity and definition. I feel like the mastering isn't as clean as it could be. Some songs sound exceptional like "Dreams" and "wow" which carry more warmth and have a nicer low end. I know this an electronic record, so I'm curious to know how it was mastered but some parts sound muddied. There are parts where vocals, drums, bass and whatever electronic instruments swirl together and kind of get distorted. I have a decent set up but I wonder if it's my speakers that cannot produce some of the odd frequencies used in production. Either way, It's a $20 record, can't go wrong, the sound is decent enough to enjoy the spin.
  • Brick my own
Can't really say. The white version really isn't all that bad, the muddiness occurs only on a couple of songs on side A and doesn't take away too badly from the overall quality. I think it has to do with some very low electronic bass tones that my speakers can't handle easily. Other than that the album sounds great. Never hurts going with the 2LP version but you won't really notice an improvement on sonics unless your system is on the high end side and can handle the frequency and range of some of the sounds on this record. Curious to know myself how the 2LP compares.
  • Asyasya
Thanks for the review. Looking into buying this one or the 2xLP more expensive version. You reckon that has better sound quality? Anyone?
  • iSlate
Great album. I enjoy most of the tracks, except Seventh Heaven. I like the new mix of Dreams, though I don't understand the chop at the break at 3:42, where they edited out a big piece out of the bridge. It sounds a bit sloppy, but well. The album is great for the weekends. :)
  • Hanelynai
Sound is incredible. Totally caught me off guard. Loud and dynamic!
  • Alsantrius
Local record shop gave me a slipmat and poster with my purchase. I hope yours did too!
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