Guerolito

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Guerolito
Remix album by Beck
Released December 13, 2005 (U.S.)
January 23, 2006 (UK)
Recorded September 2003 – August 2004
Genre Alternative rock
Length 54:10
Label Interscope
Producer Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers
Beck chronology
Guero
(2005)
Guerolito
(2005)
The Information
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (66/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B[3]
Entertainment.ie 2/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly B+[5]
musicOMH 3.5/5 stars[6][1]
Pitchfork Media (6.2/10)[7]
Playlouder 2.5/5 stars[8]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[9]
Stylus Magazine B−[10]
Yahoo Music UK 6/10 stars[11]

Guerolito is the first remix album by Beck, released in December 2005. It features all of the songs from regular edition of Guero in remixed forms by a variety of artists, with the addition of "Clap Hands", originally found on the special limited edition of Guero.

Guerolito reached #191 on the Billboard charts. As of July 2008, Guerolito has sold 76,000 copies in the United States.[12]

Background[edit]

In an interview with Wired magazine in September 2006, Beck challenged other artists to follow his lead—set by Guerolito—in abandoning the traditional concept of an album release:

There are so many dimensions to what a record can be these days. Artists can and should approach making an album as an opportunity to do a series of releases—one that's visual, one that has alternate versions, and one that's something the listener can participate in or arrange and change. It's time for the album to embrace the technology. For me it's more about giving the music legs, giving people new ways to experience it ... Even though the mashup sensibility has become something of a cliché, I'd love to put out an album that you could edit and mix and layer directly in iTunes.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Beck Hansen and The Dust Brothers, except where noted.

  1. "Ghost Range" (Hansen, Dust Brothers, Beastie Boys) – 4:24
    • "E-Pro" remix by Homelife
  2. "Qué Onda Guero" – 2:29
  3. "Girl" – 3:53
    • Octet remix
    • Originally released in the special edition CD/DVD package of Guero
  4. "Heaven Hammer" (Hansen, Dust Brothers, Vinicius de Moraes, Carlos Lyra) – 4:54
    • "Missing" remix by Air
  5. "Shake Shake Tambourine" (Hansen, Dust Brothers, Eugene Blacknell) – 3:37
    • "Black Tambourine" remix by Ad-Rock
  6. "Terremoto Tempo" (Hansen, Dust Brothers, Mark Adams, Steve Washington, Daniel Webster, Mark Hicks) – 3:47
    • "Earthquake Weather" remix by Mario C
  7. "Ghettochip Malfunction" – 2:39
    • "Hell Yes" remix by 8-Bit
    • Originally released on the Hell Yes EP.
  8. "Broken Drum" (Hansen) – 5:36
    • Boards of Canada remix
    • Originally released in the special edition CD/DVD package of Guero
  9. "Scarecrow" – 4:37
  10. "Wish Coin" (Hansen, Dust Brothers, Jack White) – 3:44
    • "Go It Alone" remix by Diplo
  11. "Farewell Ride" (Hansen) – 4:51
  12. "Rental Car" – 2:59
  13. "Emergency Exit" – 3:18
  14. "Clap Hands" – 3:19
    • Originally released in the special edition CD/DVD package of Guero

Bonus tracks on UK release[edit]

  1. "Fax Machine Anthem (Hell Yes)" – 3:07
    • Dizzee Rascal remix
    • Originally released in the special edition CD/DVD package of Guero
  2. "Qué Onda Guero" – 4:44

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