Fall Album Preview 2017: New Taylor Swift, U2, Beck, Sam Smith, Morrissey LPs

What to expect from 'Reputation,' 'Songs of Experience,' return of Mavis Staples, plus vintage re-releases from Metallica, Bob Dylan and more

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Beck, 'Colors'
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Beck, 'Colors'

Beck was working on Colors even before he released 2014's stripped-down Morning Phase. "I suppose the record could've come out a year or two ago," he says. "But I wanted to take the time to crystallize and distill everything." Produced by Greg Kurstin – who was Beck's touring keyboardist before he went on to produce hits for Adele and others – the result is relentlessly upbeat, full of glossy anthems like "Seventh Heaven" and the falsetto-steeped "Square One," where Beck sings about heartbreak as a chance to reset. "The best songs make you glad to be alive," he says. 

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