September 19, 2002

The Village Voice's streak of regrettable/embarrassing music writing continues with its review of Beck's Sea Change.

In lieu of a lengthier quote, I'll just say that the piece uses the phrases "zero to hero" and "he could see the stars from the gutter" and "Beck clothes his dark side in black" and spends several paragraphs speaking about (guhhhhhhhhhhhhh) 9/11 and (gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh) Kurt Cobain. There's no mention of Beck's recent flirtations with Scientology, but there is a terribly cute Geffen/Interscope-supplied headshot at the top of the review.