Beck comes home to Hollywood for a strong Palladium show

With his next album still a work in progress it was anyone’s guess what Beck would pull out of his pocket for a hastily scheduled show at the Hollywood Palladium on Friday: The softly sublime sounds of 2014’s “Morning Phase,” his most recent release? The quirky eclecticism of 1996’s “Odelay,” his breakthrough album?

Turns out we got all of that and a gospel choir, too, in a terrific career-spanning set – 19 songs drawn from nine different album plus a few unreleased tracks – in a night that got swampy when Beck wanted swampy, went quiet when he wanted folks to listen close, but mostly offered up the fun ’n’ funky kind of oddball show for which the uniquely talented Beck is rightly celebrated.

This was the first show for Beck this year, and the first time he’d played a show in Hollywood, the grittier days of which in the early ’90s helped…

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