Mellow Gold

Label
Geffen
Release date
10 Aug 2004
Running length
13 tracks
Running time
47:00

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Loser 3:55 744,420
2 Pay No Mind (Snoozer) 3:15 152,080
3 Fuckin With My Head (Mountain Dew Rock) (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:41 816
4 Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997 3:28 121,801
5 Soul Suckin' Jerk 3:57 66,764
6 Truckdrivin Neighbors Downstairs (Yellow Sweat) 2:55 47,201
7 Sweet Sunshine 4:13 106,728
8 Beercan 4:00 138,213
9 Steal My Body Home 5:34 103,194
10 Nitemare Hippy Girl 2:55 113,409
11 Mutherfucker (Album Version (Explicit)) 2:05 487
12 Blackhole 5:18 91,761
13 Analog Odyssey 1:44 3,728

About this album

Mellow Gold is the third studio album by American alternative rock musician Beck, as well as his major label debut. Mellow Gold was released on March 1, 1994 (see 1994 in music) on the strength of the surprise hit “Loser” (U.S. #10). Informed by the irreverent Gen X slacker and punk-influenced anti-folk styles of his earlier independent work, critics noted its hybrid of styles and ironic, witty lyrics. The decidedly anti-commercial attitude of Mellow Gold unexpectedly became a commercial success, and the album went platinum. Because of the novelty style of “Loser,” Beck was initially perceived by some as a flash in the pan, but the subsequent release of critically-acclaimed album Odelay has silenced these claims.

In an effort to get the album into stores such as Wal-Mart and Kmart, which do not stock albums with a “parental advisory sticker”, a “clean” version of the album was released.

Mellow Gold reached #13 in the U.S., and #41 in the UK. As of July 2008, Mellow Gold has sold 1.2 million copies in the United States.

“The whole concept of Mellow Gold is that it’s like a satanic K-Tel record that’s been found in a trash dumpster. A few people have molested it and slept with it and half-swallowed it before spitting it out. Someone played poker with it, someone tried to smoke it. Then the record was taken to Morocco and covered with hummus and tabouli. Then it was flown back to a convention of water-skiers, who skied on it and played Frisbee with it.

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  • WickedProphet

    Dopeness.

    27 Mar 3:43pm Reply
  • Frazerman

    The album cover accurately describes this album. A twisted, beautiful mess

    26 Mar 12:02pm Reply
  • TamaTheOriginal

    Love this album, a kind of "We're Only In It For The Money" adapted to the '90s era.

    15 Mar 10:28am Reply
  • weinglass

    "artwork is awesome shut up faggots!" So lol.

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Volnutt_

    soul suckin jerk is the best song ever written

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • atticus_B

    MUH LOSER

    18 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Horse_Deceased

    Loser is one of the weaker songs on this album, you wankers.

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Sounds like Ween but crapper.

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Dear_Boss

    >3

    20 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Bladrin

    Loser with a long b-side, LOSER WITH A LONG MOTHERFUCKIN'....The nerve of some people, seriously, I think it's a real shame people think this when this album contains so much glory, loser just unfortunately overshadows the rest of it.

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Count_Blah

    bullshit.

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Wonaldo

    Play a game about the albums of Beck ! http://www.purposegames.com/game/albums-beck-game

    19 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Horice

    Have to agree with Nakkinak on this one, and what a very long b-side it is.

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • lilcia14

    perfect.

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • iron345

    Truckdriving Neighbours makes me laugh every time I hear it - the 2 guys arguing at the start was actually his real neighbours he recorded on a tape recorder wasn't it ?

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • leisuresuite

    I've always loved the artwork. [2]

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Dustache

    It's just the right form of disgusting. "fits perfectly with the feel and sound of album." YES.

    18 May 2012 Reply
  • Gageaz

    artwork is awesome shut up faggots! fits perfectly with the feel and sound of album. [2]

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • SkinCrawl

    Still one of his best. If the artwork prevents you from enjoying it then you should probably lighten the fuck up :)

    14 Apr 2012 Reply
  • whiteclef1

    artwork is awesome shut up faggots! fits perfectly with the feel and sound of album.

    8 Feb 2012 Reply
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