Having tested the waters with a handful of self-released singles in 2013 ("I Won't Be Long," "Defriended," "Gimme"), Beck hit the ground running the following year with Morning Phase. Conceived as a companion piece to 2002's Sea Change, the recent GRAMMY® winner — for Best Rock Album and Album of the Year — is a bittersweet listen driven by glazed acoustic guitars, heartbroken hooks, and the orchestral flourishes of Beck's father/recurring collaborator, David Campbell. Kanye West might still be stewing about the fact that Morning Phase beat out Beyoncé for the Recording Academy's top prize, but one thing's for certain: This is Beck's finest work in what feels like forever. (Or six years, if you're counting.)
Full track list:
Beck - Morning Phase Album Sampler | "Heart Is A Drum" | "Wave" | "Blue Moon" | "Waking Light" (Live on The Tonight Show) | "Say Goodbye" (Live on The Tonight Show) | "Gimme" | "Defriended" | "It Won't Be Long"