I like this album. But not too much.
A lot of the songs on this album are great, like Dear Life, Dreams and I’m so free. But one or two songs on this are garbage (Up all night and Colors). The rest of the tracks are pretty forgettable to be honest.
I also can see no difference between the normal and Colors mixes of Dreams besides the Colors mix is shorter, which makes no sense.
The album doesn’t really flow well, and it doesn’t really seem like a full album. There are 11 songs. Two of them are not new. One of them is basically a radio edit of a song featured on that album. That leaves you with eight songs. Eight normal length songs. That just feels a bit lazy. Well, it feels very lazy.
And it’s not as if it’s trying not to overstay it’s welcome because half of this album is just fairly forgettable, mediocre filler. That is not to say that it is bad. It is a fresh take on pop, and there are moments in the song when you expect the song to get terrible but it stays good.
But, when push comes to shove, this album is not trying to be the next Odelay, Morning Phase or Midnite Vultures. It’s just trying to be a dance record that’s just ok, which I’m not too happy with. But yes, with this record, Beck is pushing away experimental albums for a clean, well produced record that only has a couple good songs.