Beck releases new album as sheet music, which is pointless

9 August 2012

beckBeck hasn't been as busy as he once was, so news of a new release from him is pretty exiting for fans of his, right? WRONG. The berk has gone and announced that he's releasing his newest work as sheet music.


The new album will be released as individual pieces of sheet music under the title of Beck Hansen’s Song Reader, coming in at 108 pages which is just brilliant if you can't read or play music.

The idea, of course, is that fans will be able to play the songs themselves and 'bring them to life', which is stupid because not all of us sound as good as Beck when we sing.

A statement from Beck’s representatives says: "Beck’s latest album comes in an almost-forgotten for… complete with full-color, heyday-of-home-play-inspired art for each song and a lavishly produced hardcover carrying case (and, when necessary, ukulele notation), the Song Reader is an experiment in what an album can be at the end of 2012."

You can presume that this is some kind of vague commentary about music piracy too, so the best thing to do is photocopy the shit out of this latest indulgent horsepiss.

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  • GrumpyOldKev
    Beck = Twat.
  • Eh?
    Pretentious twat.
  • The M.
    To be that angry about something which at worse is a bit kooky... I think you all need to get laid.
  • bob
    Is that an offer?
  • Chewbacca
    Sillies! It's not sheet music, it's shit music. Let's face it, it's Beck. Gay.
  • Tom
    But you used to be able to buy sheet music from virgin for some of the cart albums. You all must be too young/uncouth to understand some people might want to play a musical instrument.
  • captain c.
    I am betting a disagreement with his publishing company, he HAS to produce an album due to a contract, but he doesnt want the shits to make any money off of it.
  • Chlamydia P.
    "Exciting" not "exiting". I blame Thatcher for destroying our education system.
  • Rolf
    I'm going to play it on my Stylophone...
  • Zleet
    As long as the publishers aren't arses on Youtube and ban people from uploading versions it could be interesting to see what amateur musicians come up with.
  • Dick
    I phoned him up and left a message asking if he will call me back to discuss this. But my phone number has a 7 in it and his shit phone only has six digits.
  • Rock L.
    When he says 'sheet' that a soft, strong and very very long type sheet? Sounds like that's all it would be good for...
  • Dr Z.
    Beck just hasn't been the same since he lost Bender as his washboard player. Also, he is a c*nt.

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