First Impression Review
Beck - One Foot in the Grave (Deluxe Reissue) A-
One Foot in the Grave was originally released during the summer of 1994 and earlier this year an expanded version was reissued with an additional 16 unreleased tracks.
This album is a brilliant mess peppered with strokes of genius. It's odd, scatterbrained and experimental; In many ways it's the album I always dreamt of making.
Very low-fi and mostly acoustic, the album is essentially a traditional blues and folk recording. Not the bouncy, catchy, radio friendly Beck that we've come to know and love.
Perhaps most impressive here are the lyrics- funny, witty, offbeat and heartbreaking. These are some of the most memorable songs you will ever hear. The album is not for everyone, but it's definitely organic and completely original.
"The world is your oyster and the trashbags are your kids."
Beck - Painted Eyelids