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This was such a weird week for music — more about gossip and rupture than the constant stream of new music that we all have to digest, though there was plenty of that too. As such, the best music-related video was clearly Ghostface Killah telling a TMZ cameraman that he’s break Martin Shrekli’s heart in… More »

Beefs! All hail beefs! Every year we start off with a blank slate, and every year our favorite (and least favorite!) artists bring all of their personal and professional drama and air it out on Twitter and through diss tracks and in snide interview quotes. The beefs vary in size and texture — some take… More »

One of music’s finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing consensus, in appreciating the work that resonates with a broad swath of humanity, so every year the Stereogum staff teams up to generate a list of the year’s best albums. More »

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Wayne Coyne Reviews 2014: The Flaming Lips Leader On U2, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, And What’s Next With Miley Cyrus

Wayne Coyne has never been shy about his opinions. Known in recent years for giving freewheeling, often hilarious interviews, he's also made some comments that…
Ryan Leas | December 4, 2014 - 2:12 pm
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Sia & Beck – “Moonquake Lake”

The giddy crossover-pop weirdo Sia helped arrange the songs for the new remake of the Annie musical, a movie my daughter is very excited about.
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Watch Umphrey’s McGee’s Straight-Faced Mash Up Of Radiohead, Beck, & Phil Collins

The terrifyingly popular Indiana jam-band Umphrey's McGee play an annual mash-up show every year on Halloween, combining covers live and wearing mash-up costumes. (This year,…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2014 - 11:47 am
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Watch A Slick-Looking Beck Croon “Waking Light” On Conan

Just a little more than a month ago, Beck was a musical guest on Conan; he'd come through to cover George Harrison's solo song "Wah-Wah"
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2014 - 9:15 am
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Watch Beck’s Full Austin City Limits Episode

Beck played the 40th season premiere of Austin City Limits, which aired last night on PBS. Now the full episode is streaming in full until…
Chris DeVille | October 6, 2014 - 9:27 am

Watch Beck Play “Blue Moon” On Austin City Limits’ 40th Season Premiere

The PBS live-performance TV show Austin City Limits is about to kick off its 40th season, incredibly enough. And the performer featured in the season…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2014 - 11:13 am

Bob Dylan To Be Honored By Beck, Jack White, The Black Keys, Eddie Vedder At 2015 MusiCares Gala

Bob Dylan has been named as the 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year by The National Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences, the same organization…
James Rettig | September 23, 2014 - 6:39 pm
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Watch Beck Kick Off Conan’s George Harrison Week

Conan's George Harrison tribute week kicked off tonight and the first musical guest was Beck, who performed "Wah-Wah" from Harrison's 1970 triple album All Things
James Rettig | September 22, 2014 - 10:03 pm
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Conan Plans George Harrison Tribute Week With Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison

It seems September has become the month of George Harrison. In the next couple weeks we'll witness the release of a massive retrospective box set…
Miles Bowe | September 15, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Watch Jack White Cover Beck’s “Devil’s Haircut” In San Francisco

Jack White did a short cover of Beck's "Devil's Haircut" during his show in San Francisco. The two artists have done a lot together recently:…
James Rettig | August 23, 2014 - 1:32 pm
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Watch Beck & Jenny Lewis Cover Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”

Last night, Beck played Marymoor Park in Seattle with opener Jenny Lewis. As part of the show's encore, Beck and Lewis took the stage together…
Michael Nelson | August 21, 2014 - 3:39 pm
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Watch Beck Do “Loser” On Austin City Limits’ 40th Season Premiere

Austin City Limits begins its 40th season 10/4 on PBS, and to kick off the milestone, Beck is doing a full-hour performance of his hits.
Sadaaf Mamoon | August 12, 2014 - 4:26 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There was a lot of nudity and violence and crisp, vivid black-and-white in this week's music videos, but most of the videos that leaned heavily…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2014 - 10:56 am
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Watch Stephen Colbert Ask “Why Beck Sad?” And Give Beck A Hug

Beck stopped by The Colbert Report last night, and in addition to performing "The Heart Is A Drum" and "Heaven's Ladder," he also sat down…
James Rettig | July 29, 2014 - 11:28 am
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Beck – “Heart Is A Drum” Video

Today, Beck releases the guest-heavy recorded version of Song Reader, his sheet-music album. That's the second LP Beck has dropped this year, following the elegantly…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2014 - 10:17 am
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Stream Beck’s Song Reader Album Feat. Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Tweedy, Fun., & More

Back in 2012, when he was taking a break from recording proper albums, Beck released Song Reader, an "album" made up of nothing but sheet…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2014 - 8:56 am
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Watch Jack White Join Beck On “Loser,” “Pay No Mind,” & “Where It’s At” In Providence

After headlining Newport Folk Festival on Saturday night, Jack White made his way over to Beck's concert in nearby Providence, Rhode Island to perform for…
James Rettig | July 27, 2014 - 3:08 pm
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Beck’s Song Reader CD Tracklist Revealed: Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Tweedy, Fun., & More

As previously speculated, Beck is finally releasing an official version of his 2012 sheet music album Song Reader at the end of the month. Beck…
James Rettig | July 8, 2014 - 9:20 pm
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Beck’s Sheet Music Album Song Reader To Get A CD Release This Month?

Morning Phase, the gorgeous bum-out of an album that Beck released earlier this year, was the first album he'd recorded in six years, but it's…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2014 - 10:05 am
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Watch Beck Cover Prince’s “1999” At Montreal International Jazz Fest

There was a time, circa Midnite Vultures, when every Beck song seemed to be aiming at Prince pastiche. That time was 1999, which is an…
Chris DeVille | July 1, 2014 - 9:32 am
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