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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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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
Stereogum | January 24, 2014 - 2:41 pm
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Beck – “Blue Moon”

In just over a month, Beck will return with Morning Phase, his first new studio album since 2008. He's already posted an album trailer with…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2014 - 8:52 am
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Preview Beck’s “Blue Moon” In The Morning Phase Trailer

Although Beck debuted "Wave" in concert last year, we've heard no recorded music from Morning Phase thus far. That changes now: A new promotional video…
Chris DeVille | January 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm
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Beck – “Love” (John Lennon Cover)

Earlier this month we learned about Starbucks' forthcoming Sweetheart 2014, the coffee retailer's fifth compilation of indie-minded artists covering their favorite love songs. We've already…
Scott Lapatine | December 31, 2013 - 11:06 am
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The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am
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Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Hey Joe” (Prod. Beck)

Controversial director Lars von Trier and indie darling actress/singer Charlotte Gainsbourg have one of the creepier director/actress relationships; they teamed up for the apocalyptic Melancholia
Chris DeVille | December 13, 2013 - 10:24 am
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Beck Morning Phase Tracklist Revealed

Just before Halloween we learned about Morning Phase, the first Beck album since 2008's Modern Guilt that doesn't require the presence of someone who can…
Chris DeVille | December 2, 2013 - 4:47 pm
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Watch Beck Debut “Wave” And Jenny Lewis & Anne Hathaway Sing His Song Reader In L.A.

In a few weeks, Beck will release Morning Phase, his first proper new studio album since 2008. And over the weekend, he debuted the first…
Tom Breihan | November 25, 2013 - 4:26 pm
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Beck Joins The Anti-Spotify Club, Shares Spotify Playlist

Early next year, Beck will release the much-awaited Morning Phase, his first proper new album since 2008's Modern Guilt. He's stayed busy in that time,…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2013 - 9:23 am
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Beck Teams With Warby Parker On Glasses, L.A. Song Reader Event

On 11/24, Beck will perform his sheet music-only album Song Reader with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a grip of guests at L.A.'s Walt Disney…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 1, 2013 - 11:41 am

Stream Unknown Mortal Orchestra Blue Record EP

Portland/Kiwi combo Unknown Mortal Orchestra's follow up to January's sophomore set II is an acoustic EP called Blue Record. (Somebody tell Baroness!) It features spare…
Chris DeVille | October 29, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Beck Announces New Album Morning Phase, A Companion Piece To Sea Change

Beck has kept busy this year releasing singles "Defriended," "I Won't Be Long," and "Gimme"; partnering with Ford Motor Company and Levi's; and touring here…
Scott Lapatine | October 28, 2013 - 9:02 pm
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Watch Beck & Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss Perform “Let’s Get Lost” At Treasure Island

Both Beck and Sleigh Bells performed this past weekend at San Francisco's Treasure Island. Festival-goers were given a nice surprise when Sleigh Bells frontwoman Alexis…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 21, 2013 - 6:29 pm
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Photos: Treasure Island Festival 2013

People who live in the Bay Area are lucky. Not only did they get to enjoy the incredible Outside Lands lineup, a month later they…
Miles Bowe | October 21, 2013 - 5:10 pm
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Watch Beck Debut “Wake Up,” A Song He Wrote For Doug Aitken’s Station To Station

Beck debuted a brand new song last night in Barstow, CA. "Wake Up" was written especially for his appearance in Doug Aitken's Station To Station…
Miles Bowe | September 25, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Beck – “Gimme”

Lately, we've been seeing reports that Beck has a new acoustic album in the works, and he's also released a pair of standalone singles, "Defriended"
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2013 - 11:24 am
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JJ DOOM – “Banished (Beck Remix)”

Keys To The Kuff was last summer's full-length debut from (MF) DOOM and Willie Isz-producer Jneiro Jarel's duo JJ DOOM. Their collaborative LP has gotten…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 5, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Hear Wilco And Beck Do “Loser” & “California Stars” In Long Island

Right now, Wilco is on the huge AmericanaramA tour with Bob Dylan and My Morning Jacket, and a few nights ago, the big show came…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2013 - 9:19 am
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Beck – “I Won’t Be Long (Extended)” (Feat. Kim Gordon)

Earlier this month, Beck shared a soft, hazy, synthy new single called "I Won't Be Long." It didn't seem to be intended for Beck's forthcoming…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2013 - 9:29 am
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Jonathan Boulet – “I’m Down” (Beck Cover)

Beck Hansen's forward thinking experiment in sound transmission/throwback to Tin Pan Alley sound transmission Song Reader, the album available only as sheet music, has made…
Amrit Singh | July 10, 2013 - 1:23 pm
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