To me, Beck has two styles: the R&B, hip-hop mix that has gained him commercial success (ie tracks off Odelay or that sad excuse of Music that is Midnight Vultures) and the more subtle indie/alt rock that not many aknowledge him for (One Foot in the Grave, Mutations.) The Loser single incorporates both styles for both casual listeners and Beck completists alike.
The title track speaks for itself.
CORVETTE BUMMER is another rappy entry, but it is fair in comparison to its cousin tracks on Mellow Gold.
ALCOHOL is a beautifully slow, mellow song along the lines of Black Hole and Nobody's Fault But My Own. Some compare it to Steal My Body Home with its wonderful percussion coda.
SOUL SUCKING JERK is an alternative version of the Mellow Gold track of the same name that, while interesting, is inferior to that on the album.
Lastly, there is FUME. To be honest, this track is the reason as to why I purchased the single. It reflects the indie rock humor, sound, and lyrics of other Beck classics such as Satan Gave Me a Taco and Bogusflow, and, in the Beck tradition that he does at the end of his LPs, gets noisy in the end.
All in all, this is highly recommended to all Beck fans who appreciate all of Beck's sounds, old, new, and just plain obscure. You'd better order it online or find it in a good shop in the city, however, because this disc is rather hard to locate otherwise.