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Beck: Ogden Street Concert Hall, Buffalo, NY

Ben Edmonds, MOJO, October 1996

"Who are you?" a voice asks Beck not long into the goofball savant’s utterly delightful new album O-de-lay. "I’m the Enchanting Wizard of Rhythm," he answers matter-of-factly. "I came here to tell you about the rhythms of the universe." Duly enchanted by the 26-year-old wizard’s penchant for delivering a universe of blues, folk, country, and Latino information disguised as a style his audience accepts as nothing less than the latest in alternative/hip hop fusion, I eagerly shuffled off to the Buffalo stop on Beck’s first headlining US tour.

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