The Beta Band – The Beta Band

27 05 2010

Listened: Wednesday May 26

I haven’t listened to The Beta Band’s self-titled album in years. As I sat down to write this entry, I remembered that you could tell the total Brit-nerds in America by how they pronounced the band’s name. It should be pronounced the way British people say Beta. Beeeeeeta. The Americans who said it this way were the people who knew their stuff.

This album is a strange amalgam of songs – rapping, very Pink-Floydian soundscapes, and something Wikipedia calls “folktronica”, which is “a blend of folk, electronic, rock, trip hop, and experimental jamming.”

I liked being reminded of the songs, but I doubt I will listen to it much. It seems dated to me.