12 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On Beck Hansen’s fifth album, you can feel the meticulous layers of his unique musical approach—the absurdist lyrics, the hyperactive audio collage, the wry post-modernism—falling away. Made amid the wreckage of his breakup with long-term partner Leigh Limon, Sea Change is just that: a directional shift to emotionally raw balladry. “The Golden Age” evokes dawn-lit desolation, while “Guess I’m Doing Fine” wrings an affecting acoustic miracle from an almost bottomless melancholy.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On Beck Hansen’s fifth album, you can feel the meticulous layers of his unique musical approach—the absurdist lyrics, the hyperactive audio collage, the wry post-modernism—falling away. Made amid the wreckage of his breakup with long-term partner Leigh Limon, Sea Change is just that: a directional shift to emotionally raw balladry. “The Golden Age” evokes dawn-lit desolation, while “Guess I’m Doing Fine” wrings an affecting acoustic miracle from an almost bottomless melancholy.

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