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Beck: Mellow Gold

Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 7 May 1994

WHETHER BY preference or rationalization, slacker victims trumpet their dropout status with dilapidated jeans, greasy hair and a sarcastic, defeatist posture. Enter 23-year-old Beck singing, "I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me?" on 'Loser', the ultracatchy opening track on this fascinating debut. Just to underline the point, a sampled George Bush whines, "I'm a driver. I'm a winner."

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