As an "experiment in what an album can be at the end of 2012", musician Beck has teamed up with McSweeney's Publishing to release his new album "Song Reader" in the form of twenty individual pieces of sheet music, all of which have never before been released or recorded.
Each piece of music comes complete with a "heyday-of-home-play-inspired" art and a lavishly produced hardcover carrying case. "The songs here are as unfailingly exciting as you’d expect from their author, but if you want to hear 'Do We? We Do,' or 'Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard,' bringing them to life depends on you."
What do you think about Beck's decision - boring and unnecessary, or genius?