The first murals known to man go back to Paleolithic times as cave paintings. Then, around 1300, in Italy, with new methods of muraling, “frescos” like Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel work advanced the process.
Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker magazine makes no bones about Beck’s latest musical offering: “ . . . only the artist knows exactly how such an album is made, but only the audience can verify that it is perfect.” Perfect. Yeah, it’s pretty good, but there’s nothing really original about its sound(s). You can’t