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    12. "The Golden Age"

    Album: Sea Change
    Year: 2002

    "The Golden Age" is one of those tracks that's made for a road trip, and Beck knows it. "Put your hands on the wheel/Let the golden age begin/Let the window down/Feel the moonlight on your skin," he sings. Strangely, it's both a lullaby and a push to move forward. Beck is versatile in that way. Sea Change can either be the saddest record you've ever heard, or a remarkable catharsis, and "Golden Age" is a prime example of that flexibility. Whether you're on the road, looking for some motivation to keep driving through the night, or in a search of slow-burner to send you to sleep, Beck is here to help.