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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 Mash Up Michael Jackson & T. Rex Live In Paris

Days Off Festival is happening right now in Paris. Earlier this week, Beck played the fest. Check out a highlight from his set below --…
Liz Pelly | July 6, 2013 - 3:21 pm
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Watch Beck, Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand Perform At London Song Reader Event

In 2012 Beck released an album of sheet music, Song Reader. Earlier this week, on July 4, Beck played songs from this album with a…
Liz Pelly | July 6, 2013 - 9:19 am

Beck – “I Won’t Be Long”

Beck has lately been working on a new acoustic album, the follow-up to his 2012 sheet music affair Song Reader. But lately, he's debuted a…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2013 - 8:44 am
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Beck – “Defriended”

In 2009, "unfriend" was named the Oxford Word Of The Year (unfriend – verb – To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking
Michael Nelson | June 4, 2013 - 3:27 pm
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Watch Beck Play Song Reader Songs Live In Santa Cruz

Last year, Beck released Song Reader, an album that consisted only of sheet music. He then spent months declining all requests to play the songs…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2013 - 10:31 am

Beck To Perform Song Reader In London With Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand

Last year, Beck released Song Reader, an album that was only available as sheet music; it's still the closest thing to a proper album he's…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2013 - 10:53 am
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Beck To Preview New Acoustic LP On Tour

Beck Hansen hasn't released a proper album since 2008's less-than-inspiring Modern Guilt, and he's spent the intervening years keeping himself busy with endearingly loony projects:…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2013 - 9:17 am
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Beck – “Sound And Vision” 360-Degree Interactive Video

Well, Beck wins music videos for the day, probably for the week provided Kanye doesn't release "Runaway II" or something. While last week it didn't…
Miles Bowe | February 19, 2013 - 3:50 pm
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Watch Beck Cover Bowie’s “Sound And Vision” With A 167-Piece Orchestra

There is so much going on here, I can hardly wrap my head around the whole thing. Beck and 160+ musicians have recorded a new,…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 11, 2013 - 12:24 pm
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Preview Beck’s Cover Of David Bowie’s “Sound & Vision”

Apparently, the American automotive industry isn't doing that badly, since Lincoln appears to be spending a whole ton of money on a new series of…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2013 - 11:15 am
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The 10 Best Beck Songs

Beck boasts one of the most interesting, most schizophrenic discographies of any contemporary artist this side of David Bowie. Like Bowie, Beck has built a…
James Jackson Toth | January 17, 2013 - 3:35 pm
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Beck Models For Yves Saint Laurent

Following a GQ photo spread featuring Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors flaunting their suit game -- not to mention Lana Del Rey's occasionally bizarre gig…
Michael Nelson | January 9, 2013 - 1:26 pm
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Hear Stephin Merritt Cover Beck’s “Old Shanghai” From Song Reader

As James Jackson Toth noted in our Premature Evaluation of Beck's new Song Reader, lots of musicians (as well as some of us for whom…
Michael Nelson | December 14, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Premature Evaluation: Beck Song Reader

This is a first. I'm reviewing an album having only actually heard about a third of it. Of this third, the songs I've actually listened…
James Jackson Toth | December 7, 2012 - 12:13 pm
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Beck – “NYC: 73-78″

The new double-CD compilation Rework: Philip Glass Remixed, put together by Glass and Beck, has a ton of indie stars remixing pieces from the experimental…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2012 - 10:53 am
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Sea Change Turns 10

In 2012, the very idea of a breakup record has been rendered something of an anachronism. The divorce-album-as-discographical-inevitability is a phenomenon that historically occurs deep…
James Jackson Toth | September 25, 2012 - 12:15 pm
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Beck – “Michelangelo Antonioni” (Caetano Veloso Cover)

Next month, Universal will release A Tribute To Caetano Veloso, on which artists like Chrissy Hynde and Devendra Banhart will cover songs from the tropicalia…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2012 - 10:38 am
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Beck – “Cities,” “Spiral Staircase,” & “Touch The People”

As previously reported, Beck has contributed three songs to the new Playstation 3 game Sound Shapes. And we've already heard a preview of "Cities." But…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2012 - 8:56 am
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Outside Lands 2012 In Photos

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year's Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire…
Andrew Youssef | August 13, 2012 - 6:19 pm
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New Beck Album Song Reader Only Available As Sheet Music

Yeah, the Flaming Lips have found some unusual ways to present their music -- headphone concerts, Zaireeka -- but man, they've got nothing on Beck.
Michael Nelson | August 8, 2012 - 1:55 pm
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