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Beck

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Loser Beck 03:55
Where It's At Beck 05:29
Morning Beck 05:19
Dreams Beck 05:14
Devils Haircut Beck 03:12
Old Man Beck 03:28
Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime Beck 05:54
Sexx Laws Beck 03:38
Say Goodbye Beck 03:29
Blue Moon Beck 04:02

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by Beck, Phoenix

21/07/2023

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Beck is recognised as one of the most innovative artists of his generation, ransacking every genre he can and collating them into his own unique style. Son of Bibbe Hansen - one of Andy Warhol's youngest film starlets - and composer/arranger David Campbell, he busked himself through Europe as a teenager before returning to the US to play coffee houses and punk clubs.

Championed by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, he finally realised his plan to play folk music over hip-hop beats on major label debut 'Mellow Gold' in 1994. His ragamuffin, post-modern take on pop culture arrived in the collision of samples, drum loops and slide guitars bearing breakthrough hit 'Loser'. That was followed by the landmark album 'Odelay' (1996) and hit singles 'Where It's At' and 'Devil's Haircut'. He experimented with 1960s psychedelia and Brazilian bossa nova on 'Mutations' (1998), funk and disco on 'Midnite Vultures' (1999) and alternative country on 'Sea Change' (2002). Reuniting with 'Odelay' producers Dust Brothers, 'Guero' (2005) - with a contribution from Jack White - was a US smash, before he teamed up with Danger Mouse and Cat Power on 'Modern Guilt' (2008).

In 2010 Beck wrote four songs that were featured in the film 'Scott Pilgrim Vs the World'. The same year saw him collaborate with the likes of Philip Glass, Seu Jorge and Childish Gambino. For eight years he had been working on a project he titled 'Song Reader' which, when released in 2012, became a book of sheet music of 20 of his unreleased songs. He began working on more new material and in 2013, along with the announcement of his move to Capitol Records came the release of 'Morning Phase'. The album won three Grammy Awards for Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical), Best Rock Album and Album of the Year. Shortly after his wins in 2015, he released the first single 'Dreams' from his next album which would be called 'Colors'. Almost a year later he released the second single 'Wow' and the album followed in 2017. In November 2019 Beck released his 14th studio album, 'Hyperspace'.