Length - 49:12
Conventional has never been in Beck's vocabulary, and I'm so glad it's not. You could talk about all the influences you want, but Mutations is a complete aberration. The idiosyncracies are abounding, and Beck is in as good of form on this album as on any other. Beck is like the Harry Houdini of the music world. Coming up with brilliant, other-worldly lyrics is one thing. Being able to match them with beautiful, unnerving melodies, that is truely magic. There are a few tracks I could take or leave, but overall, this is a really good record. My favorite tracks include the wistful Bottle of Blues, the intangible Tropicalia and the sweet country-inflected ballad, Sing It Again. I'd like to say for fans of ..(insert genre), get Mutations, but this album destroys the concept of genre, and in it's absence, a wonderful mutation is born.