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Low Down and Low Key: Taking the Road Less Travelled

Michael Goldberg, Neumu, September 2002

BECK SOUNDS like he's channelling the long-dead British folk-rock poet Nick Drake on his latest album, Sea Change (Geffen). For ‘Round the Bend’ the pace is languid; the dominant sounds are the faintest strums of an acoustic guitar, the otherworldly swirl of strings and Beck's voice.

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