We called this one our most anticipated album of February and after spinning it for a couple of weeks, we're psyched to finally share it.
Beck's latest album, Morning Phase, is a languid, beautiful counterpart to 2002's heart-wrenching Sea Change. It's actually surprising how well these two albums fit together, two halves of a whole. It's enough to make me think these albums were recorded together, not unlike Kid A and Amnesiac. Like on Sea Change, Beck is taking his heartbreak and turning it into an album of catharsis and rich splendor, only it hurts less this time. Maybe it's even a little hopeful?
Listen to it below, via NPR. It hits your local record store February 25th.