This album fills me with a type of melancholy that I can't really describe. Written after his break up with his longtime girlfriend, the album is full of songs of heartache and loneliness. But somehow he does put a positive, hopeful spin on things as the album progresses. I love it when personal happenings in artists lives inspire them to such a degree to make amazing music like this.
Beck is a great artist. He fully deserved his Grammy that he won for his next album, Morning Phase.
Listen to it here.