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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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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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Watch Jack White Perform With The Kills And Cover Kanye, Beck, & Stooges In Dublin Last Night

The Kills opened for Jack White in Dublin last night ahead of White's stop at Glastonbury, which of course led to several collaborations between White…
Chris DeVille | June 27, 2014 - 12:58 pm
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Jenny Lewis – “Just One Of The Guys”

It's been six years since the former Rilo Kiley leader Jenny Lewis released Acid Tongue, her last solo album, and she returns this summer with…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2014 - 8:42 am
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Hear Natasha Khan & Beck’s “Under The Indigo Moon” In Her YMC Short Film

Four years ago, Beck and Bat For Lashes teamed up on "Let's Get Lost," a really great song that ended up on the Twilight: Eclipse
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2014 - 1:20 pm
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Jenny Lewis Details Insomnia-Inspired The Voyager, Prod. By Ryan Adams

The former Rilo Kiley leader Jenny Lewis hasn't released a solo album since 2008's Acid Tongue, but she'll make her big return this summer with…
Tom Breihan | May 19, 2014 - 9:56 am

Watch Beck Play Kimmel

Now that his lovely singer-songwriterly album Morning Phase is out and his two Coachella sets are done, the Beck comeback is officially in full swing.
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2014 - 11:57 am

Watch Beck Cover Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies)” At Coachella

At the end of this past weekend's Coachella, Beck joined headliners Arcade Fire onstage to cover Prince's "Controversy." But that wasn't the only time Beck…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2014 - 9:41 am
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Arcade Fire Close Out Coachella With Fake Daft Punk, Real Beck

Last night, Arcade Fire headlined the last night of this year's second Coachella weekend. The previous week, they'd brought Debbie Harry to the stage and…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2014 - 9:16 am
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Watch Beck Play Ellen

Beck has been making the rounds on TV to promote his new album, Morning Phase. In addition to stopping by Fallon and SNL, he's now…
Miles Bowe | April 1, 2014 - 1:17 pm
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The Week In Pop: It’s Time We All Agreed That Coldplay Are Great

We need to have a conversation about Coldplay. …
Chris DeVille | March 13, 2014 - 4:22 pm
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Watch Beck Play The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Beck brought his Morning Phase to Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show last night. Whereas he busted out "Blue Moon" and "Wave" on SNL, this time it…
Chris DeVille | March 13, 2014 - 9:56 am

Watch Neil Young’s PonoMusic Kickstarter Video With Arcade Fire, Beck, Jack White, & Many More

Yesterday we heard about the impending launch of Neil Young's PonoMusic through Kickstarter. Now the Kickstarter is live with a promo video featuring a dumbfounding…
Chris DeVille | March 11, 2014 - 5:07 pm
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Watch Beck Bring Morning Phase (And Father John Misty) To SNL

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 --…
Michael Nelson | March 2, 2014 - 12:55 am
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Watch Beck’s SNL Promos

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…
James Rettig | February 28, 2014 - 12:04 pm
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Mellow Gold Turns 20

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…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2014 - 11:35 am
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An Annotated Media Guide To Danger Mouse

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…
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2014 - 2:08 pm
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Watch Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Mash Up Beck’s “Golden Age” & “Debra” With “Gold Soundz”

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have history with Beck -- he produced their 2011 album Mirror Traffic -- so consider it no surprise that, with…
Chris DeVille | February 24, 2014 - 10:18 am
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Beck Turned Down Multiple Offers To Write The Mad Men Theme

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…
Chris DeVille | February 19, 2014 - 4:37 pm
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Premature Evaluation: Beck Morning Phase

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,…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2014 - 9:55 am
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
Stereogum | February 7, 2014 - 4:05 pm
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