Beck Is Trapped In The Sixties, Himself

I’ll acknowledge Maura’s point (over IM) that it’s better he do this kind of second-rate Unrest than something grandly glum. But watching “Gamma Ray,” now complete with unmemorable, psychedelic video, I can’t help but feel that his collaboration with Danger Mouse is the latest sign of the stagnancy and self-marginalization he’s been suffering from ever since his 2002 Gordon Lightfoot album did better than his 1999 pop album. Even as he hops from name producer to name producer, I can’t imagine we’ll see a big change in Beck’s work any time soon. [YouTube]