Monday, November 23, 2009

10 Years Ago Today: Beck releases "Midnite Vultures"...

Midnite Vultures is the seventh (and fourth major-label) studio album by American artist Beck, released in November 1999 by Geffen Records. Though similar to most of Beck's previous albums in its exploration of widely varying musical styles, Midnite Vultures didn't achieve the same blockbuster success as his breakthrough, Odelay though it was well-received by his fans and critics and continues to receive wide acclaim.

Midnite Vultures reached #34 in the U.S., where it went gold, and also hit #19 in the UK. The album was praised by most critics. Some like Rolling Stone, NME and Pitchfork Media praised the album with 4-star reviews (8.5/10 on Pitchfork). It was awarded the status of 'Universal Acclaim' by MetaCritic with a score of 83/100. but in 2006 was named the 50th 'Worst Album Ever' by music magazine Q, despite the fact that they gave the album 4 stars.

Midnite Vultures was nominated in 2000 for Best Album at the 43rd Grammy Awards.

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