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  Guero by Maria Elena
Guero had trained himself to point out alacranes to us as they were transparent, the worst kind, and he had sense enough to realize that we couldn't see them.
Guero's siblings and cousins ranged freely over Las Palmas and Palmira and as far away as Temixco, and not one of them, in all the generations, had ever been known to be white or long-haired.
Guero brought up all of our animals, even Alicia, the Easter present duckling, who grew into a huge amiable white duck who lived in our pool and thought she was a cat.
mariaelena-art.hypermart.net /memoirs/guero.html   (699 words)

 Beck: Guero (2005): Reviews
Guero is Beck’s most enjoyable long-player because it doesn’t pretend to be more than what it is: a fun collection of disparate, delicious songs.
Guero's easy, confident flow makes it easy to underrate but, despite his reputation as a slacker, Beck's biggest weakness has always been trying too hard.
Guero is all over the map but the majority of its detours simply aren’t worth the trip.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/beck/guero   (1013 words)

"Guero" in Spanish means "white boy," something Beck says he got called a lot growing up in his multicultural Los Angeles neighborhood, and Guero plays like a proud acceptance of his outsider status.
Rather than the flippant theft of the past, "Qué Onda Guero" is a lovefest dedicated to his Southern California roots; languages and cultures intermixing without prejudice.
Importantly, like a lot of Guero, it feels less hyperactive than assured, cruising its sidewalk-bazaar milieu with the casual knowledge of a lifelong resident who's comfortable in his niche.
www.blacktable.com /grierson050418.htm   (1079 words)

 Crutch Music Review: Beck - Guero
To tout Guero as Beck’s return to form is absurd, for an artist as nebulous and elusive as Beck defies traditional musical definition.
That is not to say that it is a mere rehash of past albums, though “E-Pro” is a paler yet catchier version of “Devil’s Haircut,” as much as it is a tardy continuation of an idea first posed nearly a decade ago.
The fact is that while Guero is an entertaining record, it is not as progressive and as seamlessly assembled as its predecessors.
www.thecrutch.net /musicreview/beck-guero.html   (371 words)

 The Daily Vault Album Reviews : Guero
First off, Guero is not the "return to form, comeback" album that fair-weather Beck fans and ignorant critics claim.
Guero started a stream of releases from some of the top commercial and critical defining artists of the '90s within a two-month of time (followed by Garbage, Weezer, Nine Inch Nails and the Dave Matthews Band).
Guero starts and ends weakly, making it one of the few albums where the middle section is its strongest element.
www.dailyvault.com /2005_05_12-sm.html   (530 words)

 Guero's Taco Bar - Restaurant Review - Dining Out with Rob Balon - Roving Gourmet
Guero's restaurant is on South Congress, in the heart of that revitalized, regentrified, and refried area lovingly known as SOCO.
Guero's fairly hums with the frantic energy of loyal lunch fans queuing up for the day's tex-mex fare, but it's laid back too, if you can visualize that contrast.
Guero's used to be in space on E. Oltorf now occupied by Curras.
www.diningoutwithrobbalon.com /review/gueros   (386 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Guero: Music: Beck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Guero marks Beck Hansen's highly anticipated return to his partnership with the Dust Brothers, and the sound captured distinguishes this as the spiritual follow-up to Odelay.
Guero is being heralded as one of Beck's finest albums and it sees a return to collaboration with producers The Dust Brothers (who last worked with Beck on Odelay).
Guero has enough catchy melodies and simple structures to be a great pop album, enough texture and beauty to be a work of art and just enough irony, dark lyrics and experimentation to set a standard in alernative music.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0007U1NTA   (2024 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Guero - Beck at Epinions.com
Guero (2005) is the sixth “official” release for Beck.
Consistently excellent, Guero may not be quite as intense or outrageous as Odelay but it still does an excellent job at capturing and keeping my attention.
Que Onda Guero may be a little more difficult to digest than E-Pro, but in the end it is an even more lovely song.
www.epinions.com /content_182891679364   (1096 words)

 BBC - Rock/Indie Review - Beck, Guero
Guero, then, is something of a coming together of Beck's various stylistic forays, making use of all the tricks he's picked up along the way.
Guero is a toe-tapper and an exercise in coolness/absurdity infusion.
Guero is an excellently produced album and the more you listen to it, the more you appreciate it's intricacies.
www.bbc.co.uk /music/release/g3rg   (6001 words)

 Urban Dictionary: guero
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www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=guero&r=f   (186 words)

 Stinkweeds Online Music: Your independent source for indie, rare, new, import CDs, LPs and reviews.
Beck Hansen's new album Guero is being hailed as a return to the Odelay sound, but that's selling it short.
Guero is more like Ween's White Pepper,The Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, and to a lesser extent, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Californication - that is to say that after years of coasting on image, attitude and strange sound combinations, Beck et al decided to grow up.
Guero's clever, bluesy melodies make Odelay sound primitive, and the whole thing is soaked in vocal harmony and handclaps.
www.stinkweeds.com /review_detail.cfm?rvID=604   (378 words)

 Cokemachineglow.com - Beck: Guero
Guero strikes me more than anything as the sound of Beck, one of the most versatile and least definable musicians of his generation, hitting the creative wall.
I’m not going to fault Guero for it’s sequencing—Beck albums have never been laid out well—but it’s the pure rehashing that is inexcusable.
The one song that doesn’t immediately make sense in the context of Beck’s back catalogue is “Girl.” It certainly does most clearly resemble Andre 3000’s “Hey Ya!” but the simple, fuzzed out background instrumental is Beck’s best use of his gameboy to date (read the CMG review of his recent Gameboy Variations EP here).
www.cokemachineglow.com /reviews/beck_guero2005.html   (581 words)

 Rolling Stone : Beck: Guero : Music Reviews
On Guero, his eighth album, he returns to what he does best, hopping from genre to genre, hustling for scraps of beat and rhyme.
Guero is the first record since Odelay where Beck mixes up the medicine the way he did in his Nineties prime -- we get stun-gun rock guitar ("E-Pro"), cracked country blues ("Farewell Ride"), psychedelic bossa nova ("Missing"), goth atmospherics ("Scarecrow") and laid-back fire-hydrant-Seventies R&B ("Earthquake Weather").
On Guero, he sounds like an extremely bummed-out dude who made it to the future and discovered he hates it there.
www.rollingstone.com /artists/beck/albums/album/7207917   (624 words)

 Album Review: Beck - Guero
But Guero is, by no means, a true return to his old style.
Guero is at once hectic to the listener, but surprisingly focused, confirming that Beck has found his niche and can be described as nothing else but himself.
In "Que Onda Guero," "Hell Yeah," and "Farewell Ride," Beck makes it clear to the listener just how important an influence hip-hop is to him.
www.explodingplastic.com /reviews/beckguero.html   (1273 words)

 DOA - Beck - Guero
Guero changes pace across most of its songs, but the track progression is never jarring.
Guero is an album of multiple appeals; it calms, invigorates, rhythmically guides a party, and serves as a warm aural backdrop for urban commutes and country drives.
Guero should earn Beck new fans and significantly impress even devoted listeners of the past dozen years.
www.adequacy.net /review.php?reviewID=5872   (329 words)

 Beck's Guero not just white noise
Guero marks a return to the sound we have come to expect from Beck, but it does not feel calculated (even if it is).
Sea Change and Guero are hardly Beck's most similar albums—one is built around ballads and the other around beats—but the influence of the former on the latter is unmistakable.
Returning to Odelay form, Guero is also more radio-friendly than any of the intervening albums, so don't be surprised if Beck joins fellow 90s rock vets Green Day in re-conquering MTV and the airwaves.
orient.bowdoin.edu /orient/article.php?date=2005-04-08§ion=4&id=4   (615 words)

 Beck's Guero is Fun but Not His Best - Associated Content
Guero (Spanish slang for “white boy”) is a beat-driven album that has a very cohesive sound from song to song.
However, with Guero you are constantly cruising down the road with your wrist draped over the steering wheel, bobbing your head to the beat.
The high points are “Que Honda Guero”, a fun and accurate depiction of the sights and sounds of a Latino neighborhood; “Hell Yes”, an electronica infused rap for the dance floor; and “Go It Alone”, a catchy, loose, funky vamp.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/2779/becks_guero_is_fun_but_not_his_best.html   (520 words)

 Nude as the News: Beck: Guero
And, yes, there's a band, and Beck sings, and at least one of Guero's three-minute musical segments is being played on the radio right now, wedged between things that should be called songs without a second thought.
Guero is Beck's slipperiest album, hard to concentrate on and to subdivide into memorable chunks -- no songs, remember -- but chock full of arresting sounds and beats.
Guero sounds too much like 1996's Odelay, also a collaboration with the Dust Brothers, to count as a breakthrough, but as a piece of music, it still stands on its own.
www.nudeasthenews.com /reviews/1193   (837 words)

 Mediajonez.com: MUSIC: Reviews: Beck - Guero   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The difference here is that where Odelay was concocted in a petri dish, this new set shows his ever-expanding pallet has had a snowball effect, and he brought all the debris from Mutations, Midnite Vultures and Sea Change with him.
The second punch, "Que Onda Guero" is a surrealist cruise through the barrio on a hot summer day.
Guero feels like Beck cleaning out his studio, giving a taste of everything he's done so far, but all fused together.
www.mediajonez.com /music/reviews-beck_guero0405.html   (604 words)

 Beck Album Reviews
Guero (Geffen '05) Rating: B- With a new wife and child, Beck was unlikely to repeat the mournful mood of Sea Change, and indeed this is a lighter, brighter creation that reunited Beck with the Dust Brothers production team.
I guess you could say that an artist who constantly pushed himself in the past has earned the right to coast for once, but this album's lack of innovation and "been there, done that" sense of ennui is disappointing.
Now comes The Information, which Beck started before Guero three years ago but which only now has been finalized, and in all honesty the album’s mishmash of styles again seem overly familiar, as if Beck is merely content to repeat himself now, his trailblazing days long gone.
www.geocities.com /sfloman/beck.html   (2216 words)

 Beck Guero CD
Standing in sharp contrast to its predecessor--the quiet, somber SEA CHANGE--2005's GUERO is the sound of the Los Angeles singer/songwriter cutting loose and getting back to the slacker funk that won him legions of fans in the 1990s.
An album that features Beck energetically jumping back into his renowned cut-and-paste aesthetic, GUERO is sure to please longtime fans, and may win over young listeners who thought that he was primarily a sad-sack folkie.
Guero is, by no means, a true return to his old style.Guero is at once hectic to the listener, but surprisingly focused, confirming that Beck has found his niche and can be described as nothing else but himself.After 10 "albums," Beck seems to have lost nothing.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/6839934/a/Guero.htm   (599 words)

 Musical Prospects: Beck and the Crystal Skulls
The problem with Guero, Beck's latest album, is that it represents a calculated decision to return to the glory days of his youth.
To claim that Guero is bad hardly does it any justice: it's a very decent album with several strong tracks.
The very first track on Guero is "E-Pro," and as soon as the immense, fuzzed guitar riff kicks in, you sense the problem: this track will never be thought of as anything but a skewed mirror of "Devil's Haircut," which opened Odelay in an almost-identical-yet-highly-superior fashion.
www.nassauweekly.com /view_article.php?id=327   (1068 words)

 Amazon.com: Guero: Music: Beck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Guero is like every Beck album condensed into one, a no-holds-barred collision of two-turntables and a microphone with the added bonus of guitars, bossa-nova beats, Jack White, lyrics about spaceships, and dumptrucks full of ideas all fighting to be heard above the ruckus.
However, to my ears, there is nothing on "Guero" as indelible as "Loser" or "Where It's At" or "Sexxx Laws." There's no reason to come back to "Guero" time and time again, to discern its intricate flavors, because there's nothing hooking me in the first place.
Beck is still in fine form in "Guero," utilizing plenty of musical styles to create one of the best indierock albums of the year so far.
www.amazon.com /Guero-Beck/dp/B0007SL1LW   (1663 words)

 Beck: Guero [2005] Shaking Through.net: Music: Review
The preceding, elegant “Broken Drum” (co-produced by Tony Hoffer) is another strong cut that arrives too late in the mix to counterbalance the comparatively weak material populating the first half.
Guero (which apparently is Spanish slang for “white boy”) is the first Beck album that doesn’t surprise you.
With seven additional tracks (four of which are so-so remixes), Guero Deluxe is the easy candidate for those so inclined to rip and re-sequence the ingredients into a more appealing mix.
www.shakingthrough.net /music/reviews/2005/beck_guero_2005.html   (534 words)

 Amazon.ca: Beck:Guero: Music: Beck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Guero is like every Beck album condensed into one, a no-holds-barred collision of two-turntables and a microphone with the added bonus of guitars, bossa nova beats, Jack White, lyrics about spaceships and dump truck full of ideas all fighting to get heard about the ruckus.
However, on Guero, Beck manages to "mature" (such a dirty work in young pop music) gracefully, melding great melodies to shades (instead of globs) of musical inventiveness.
Guero has a wonderful mix of sounds that keeps the listener interested.
www.amazon.ca /Beck-Guero/dp/B0007SL1LW   (1023 words)

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