In March, 2005, Beck issued "Guero", his best album since "Odelay" and the album that returned Beck to commercial success after the ambitious but disappointing 2002 "Sea Change" album. Then, without much hoopla or fanfare, Beck issued "Guerolito" (literally, Guero-lite) in December, 2005.
"Guerolito" (14 tracks, 54 min.) brings the 13 tracks of the original album, plus 1 new song. The tracks are presented in the same order as on "Geuro", and that helps a lot for the flow of the album. The amount of reworking of the tracks varies but generally speaking is never so dramatic that you wouldn't recognize the tune, which is definitely a plus. Best of the bunch for me are "Ghost Range (E-Pro)", "Terremoto Tempo (Earthquake Weather)" and "Ghettochip Malfunction (Hell Yes)". The new track "Clap Hands" is a great collaboration between Beck and the Dust Brothers, with lots of scratches and, well, handclapping.
While I'm generally not a great fan of remix album, I must say that this one was pleasant from beginning to end. This is not art with a capital A, and it never intended that. Just some fun remixes of fun songs. Perfect for the summertime.