We're funny. If an artist takes too long to put out an album, we get all impatient and whine about it...but if they rush an album out and it's not up to our standards...we pummel them with criticism (at best; hate, at worst)
Beck decided to take his time with this new album, which creatively and artistically is a good thing.
He told Rolling Stone: "I suppose the record could have come out a year or two ago, but these are complex songs all trying to do two or three things at once. It's not retro and not modern. To get everything to sit together so it doesn't sound like a huge mess was quite an undertaking."
He also confirmed in that RS interview that the album, Colors, the followup to Morning Phase, WILL be out in October...look for it October 13th!