From The Guardian: The quest to decode Beck’s lyrics can finally come to a close. “Most of the vocals on [Odelay] were scratch vocals,” he has revealed to Rolling Stone. “We just grew attached to them.”
It’s still a great album, though. Definitely in the top ten albums of the 1990s, ranking up there with Nirvana’s Nevermind, Toad The Wet Sprocket’s Fear and Gin Blossoms’ New Miserable Experience.