USA, 2002, singer-songwriter / folk rock
Beck – Sea Change: Though more highly rated by many, this isn’t even in my top 3 favorite Beck albums. But it’s damn good. I’m trying to figure out why it’s not one of my favorites, and it might be because I’ve never had a world-weary heartbreaking depression. But though I’ve not shared his experience, even I am moved by the brutal resignation of the album’s centerpiece, “Lost Cause”. It’s a devastating meditation on what’s left behind when the love of your life has rejected you. I cannot imagine how subhuman one would feel in that situation.