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Format: CD
Sku: 204064255
UPC: 602517203556
UPC 14: 00602517203556
Release Date: 2/27/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Elevator Music ~ Beck
2. Think I'm In Love ~ Beck
3. Cellphone's Dead ~ Beck
4. Strange Apparition ~ Beck
5. Soldier Jane ~ Beck
6. Nausea ~ Beck
7. New Round ~ Beck
8. Dark Star ~ Beck
9. We Dance Alone ~ Beck
10. No Complaints ~ Beck
11. 1000BPM ~ Beck
12. Motorcade ~ Beck
13. Information, The ~ Beck
14. Movie Theme ~ Beck
15. Horrible Fanfare / Landslide / Exoskeleton ~ Beck
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Cellphone's Dead - (Ellen Allien remix) ~ Beck
2. Nausea - (Pirates remix) ~ Beck
3. Dark Star - (David Andrew Sitek remix) ~ Beck
4. Nausea - (The Chap remix) ~ Beck
5. Cellphone's Dead - (Jamie Lidell Limited Minutes remix) ~ Beck
6. Cellphone's Dead - (Vallalobos remix) ~ Beck
 
Over a decade of criss-crossing genres makes it easy to forget that Beck's first big hit was, essentially, a rap song. It's not surprising, then, that about half of the songs on 2006's THE INFORMATION are some shade of hip-hop dance-floor funk. And while no one's going to mistake Beck for Young Buck, he brings his own brand of intelligent, laid-back confidence to every track, from the stuttering brilliance of "1000 BPM" to the lolling funk of "Elevator Music" to the lo-fi breakbeat grooves of "Cellphone's Dead" to the 10 minutes of atmospheric chill-out that close the album.


But the presence of Nigel Godrich--who produced both the most beloved (MUTATIONS) and underrated (SEA CHANGES) of Beck's albums--insures that this isn't going to be a one-note affair. Godrich shapes the more pop-leaning songs into low-gloss gems, exercising both imagination and restraint: the intensity of "New Round" comes not from big, fancy production but from multiple layers of the same insistent vocal line. "Think I'm in Love" is a sticky little garage-rocker with a hyper bass line, while "Strange Apparition" is a bit of Laurel Canyon folk-rock amidst all the funk & crunk. It's reassuring to know that on his seventh full-length album, neither Beck nor his best collaborator have run out of fresh ideas.


Track Listing
1. Elevator Music
2. Think I'm In Love
3. Cellphone's Dead
4. Strange Apparition
5. Soldier Jane
6. Nausea
7. New Round
8. Dark Star
9. We Dance Alone
10. No Complaints
11. 1000BPM
12. Motorcade
13. The Information
14. Movie Theme
15. Horrible Fanfare / Landslide / Exoskeleton

""[T]here is a moving clarity to Beck's cleverness..."  Rolling Stone (p.105) - Ranked #24 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006"
"3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Beck's twitchy pop-funk has rarely come across as this confident. Consider THE INFORMATION his reanimation."  Spin (p.97)
""[A] swarming, psychedelic set...It's a sonic tour de force, and Beck seems comfortable in the info-storm..." -- Grade: A-  Entertainment Weekly (p.68)
"3 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n other-worldly, psychedelic hip hop mix..."  Q (p.138)
"3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's nice to hear the first half of this album continues in na earthy, upbeat and funk vein..."  Mojo (p.100)
""[T]his collision of dirty loops and polished pop is INFORMATION you need."  Alternative Press (p.198)

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This deluxe edition of THE INFORMATION includes 3 bonus tracks, 6 remixes, a lyric book, and a sticker sheet.
Muze PNote Personnel: David Campbell , DJ Z-Trip, Greg Kurstin, Harvey Mason, Sr. , James Gadson, Jason Falkner, Joey Waronker, Justin Stanley, Alex Acu¤a, Nigel Godrich, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr., Sean Davis, Smokey Hormel, Steve Black, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Brian LeBarton.
Muze PNote Over a decade of criss-crossing genres makes it easy to forget that Beck's first big hit was, essentially, a rap song. It's not surprising, then, that about half of the songs on 2006's THE INFORMATION are some shade of hip-hop dance-floor funk. And while no one's going to mistake Beck for Young Buck, he brings his own brand of intelligent, laid-back confidence to every track, from the stuttering brilliance of "1000 BPM" to the lolling funk of "Elevator Music" to the lo-fi breakbeat grooves of "Cellphone's Dead" to the 10 minutes of atmospheric chill-out that close the album.
Muze PNote But the presence of Nigel Godrich--who produced both the most beloved (MUTATIONS) and underrated (SEA CHANGES) of Beck's albums--insures that this isn't going to be a one-note affair. Godrich shapes the more pop-leaning songs into low-gloss gems, exercising both imagination and restraint: the intensity of "New Round" comes not from big, fancy production but from multiple layers of the same insistent vocal line. "Think I'm in Love" is a sticky little garage-rocker with a hyper bass line, while "Strange Apparition" is a bit of Laurel Canyon folk-rock amidst all the funk & crunk. It's reassuring to know that on his seventh full-length album, neither Beck nor his best collaborator have run out of fresh ideas.

Producer: Nigel Godrich
Features
Video Features This deluxe edition of THE INFORMATION includes 3 bonus tracks, 6 remixes, a lyric book, and a sticker sheet.

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Muze Music Compilations Project-Anthology of American Folk Music
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Muze Music Compilations Turtleneck Chain
Muze Music Compilations Turtleneck Chain(Explicit Version)

Associated Artists and Works

Clapton, Eric
Leonhart, Jay
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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/03/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 0008341
Music Label Name Label : Interscope (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602517203556

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.126)
- 4 stars out of 4 -- "[O]ne of the best albums Beck has ever made....Dense in its rhyme games, rhythmic details and overdub antics."

Rolling Stone (p.105)
- Ranked #24 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "[T]here is a moving clarity to Beck's cleverness..."

Spin (p.97)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Beck's twitchy pop-funk has rarely come across as this confident. Consider THE INFORMATION his reanimation."

Spin (p.61)
- Ranked #10 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "[A] talking-points primer on just about every phase of his career..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.68)
- "[A] swarming, psychedelic set...It's a sonic tour de force, and Beck seems comfortable in the info-storm..." -- Grade: A-

Q (p.138)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n other-worldly, psychedelic hip hop mix..."

Alternative Press (p.198)
- "[T]his collision of dirty loops and polished pop is INFORMATION you need."

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.100)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's nice to hear the first half of this album continues in na earthy, upbeat and funk vein..."

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Beck
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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