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Today, Beck's Mellow Gold turned 20 years old, and to celebrate, he's playing Saturday Night Live -- for the seventh time in his career -- with host Jim Parsons. (Well, to celebrate and maybe also to…   Read Story »
Beck will be the musical guest on SNL Saturday -- the exact 20th anniversary of Mellow Gold's release -- and he's recorded some promos for it with host Jim Parsons and cast member Cecily Strong.…   Read Story »
Has "Loser" aged well? I honestly have no idea because I can't hear "Loser" as a song anymore. Years ago, "Loser" entered that "Smells Like Teen Spirit"/"Hey Ya" rarefied air, the territory of…   Read Story »
On February 24, 2004, music fans worldwide participated in a coordinated act of civil disobedience. Dubbed Grey Tuesday, the digital demonstration was this simple: Hundreds of websites posted a free…   Read Story »
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have history with Beck -- he produced their 2011 album Mirror Traffic -- so consider it no surprise that, with the release of Morning Phase imminent, the jammy Portland…   Read Story »
You know the Mad Men theme; you love the Mad Men theme. Perhaps you know it's an RJD2 beat called "A Beautiful Mine" originally used on his collaborative album with Aceyalone, Magnificent City.…   Read Story »
Beck hasn't made an album under his own name in six years, but he's done plenty of thinking about albums -- about how they work, about what they can do. He's taken to producing albums for other…   Read Story »
In most weeks, any of the top 3, maybe top 4 songs on this list could have made a valid claim for the No. 1 spot. But the song that did take home the gold did so with authority: "Rap song of 2014…   Read Story »
After first sharing "Blue Moon," a lovely song from his new album Morning Phase, Beck is letting the world hear another one. "Waking Light" is a soulful, twinkling, beautifully orchestrated callback…   Read Story »
Heading into Grammy weekend, it's kind of fitting that this week's 5 Best Songs includes a couple artists with a dozen total Grammy awards under their collective belts, and another act that's up for…   Read Story »