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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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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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Preview Beck’s Sound Shapes Track “Cities”

Earlier this week, we posted some info about the forthcoming PlayStation game Sound Shapes, a music-themed game that will feature three musical contributions from Beck.
Corban Goble | July 20, 2012 - 12:13 pm
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Beck Writes Tunes For Playstation’s Sound Shapes

Billboard reports that Beck wrote three songs for the forthcoming music video game Sound Shapes, a title that will see release 8/7 on PlayStation 3…
Corban Goble | July 18, 2012 - 9:39 am
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Childish Gambino – “Silk Pillow” (Feat. Beck)

Childish Gambino, the rap alter-ego of Community's Donald Glover, seems to be working overtime to make me take him seriously lately, an effort that includes…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2012 - 3:49 pm
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Beck – “I Just Started Hating Some People Today” (Feat. Jack White)

Beck recently hooked up with old buddy Jack White to release a new single on Third Man. The 7" features the new tracks "I Just…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2012 - 9:27 am
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Sasquatch! 2012 In Photos

Washington's Sasquatch! Festival took place over the weekend, a heavy-hitting four day lineup featuring people like Jack White, St. Vincent. Bon Iver, Beck, Sanitgold, the…
Corban Goble | May 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm
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Beck, Devendra Banhart @ Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara 5/24/12

Beck is back. With the exception of his appearance at the Serge Gainsbourg tribute and a warm up show two nights before, It has been…
Andrew Youssef | May 25, 2012 - 1:04 pm
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Preview Beck’s New Third Man Single “I Just Started Hating Some People Today” b/w “Blue Randy”

Beck will issue a single through Third Man Records, and today, previews of the single's two sides were made available on Third Man's website. So…
Corban Goble | May 23, 2012 - 1:56 pm
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Beck – “Corrina, Corrina”

Beck is on his covers game these days. Last week, Beck released a gorgeous cover of the luminous oldie "I Only Have Eyes For You"
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2012 - 1:45 pm
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Beck, No Age, High Places cover “I Only Have Eyes For You”

"I Only Have Eyes For You" is a classic American song, a standard written in 1934 by Harry Warren and Al Dubin and most famously…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2012 - 4:01 pm
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Beck – “Looking For A Sign”

The new movie Jeff Who Lives At Home features a brand-new Beck song called "Looking For A Sign" on its soundtrack. It's a dusty, heartbroken…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2012 - 2:17 pm
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Beck Designs Sunglasses

Nobody could ever accuse Mr. Beck Hansen of being badly dressed. And now the man has linked with Oliver Peoples to design a new pair…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2012 - 2:52 pm
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Feist – “How Come You Never Go There (Beck Remix)”

Beck and Feist are both single-named alt-pop icons with mass appeal; they are a natural pairing. And now they've linked up for a remix, with…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2011 - 10:46 am
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Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Paradisco” (Feat. Beck)

Music-royalty singer/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg previously teamed up with Beck to make 2009's ridiculously pleasant IRM album, and Mr. Hansen also has his hands all over…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2011 - 11:45 am
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Arcade Fire Cover “Helpless” With Neil Young

The Bridge School Benefit began celebrating its 25th year yesterday with performances by Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, Beck, Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, and of…
Scott Lapatine | October 23, 2011 - 9:43 am
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Beck Covers John Martyn

The beloved British folk-rock singer-songwriter John Martyn died back in 2009, and the new double-CD compilation Johnny Boy Would Love This features folks like Devendra…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2011 - 11:46 am
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Serge Gainsbourg Tribute @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 8/28/11

It was a beautiful evening at the Hollywood Bowl for the KCRW-sponsored tribute to Serge Gainsbourg curated by Beck. The all star line up included…
Andrew Youssef | August 29, 2011 - 9:34 am
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Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Terrible Angels” Video

"Terrible Angels" is the title track from Charlotte Gainsbourg's forthcoming EP. Beck produced the song just like he produced Gainsbourg's IRM album, but it's a…
Tom Breihan | August 25, 2011 - 10:08 am
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Stephen Malkmus Mirror Traffic Details

Matador announced Stephen Malkmus's latest album with The Jicks today via their Matablog. The record's called Mirror Traffic, and it was produced by Beck Hansen.
jessica | May 24, 2011 - 4:10 pm
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Beck Remixes Jamie Lidell

Beck and Jamie Lidell just released this remix of "Completely Exposed," the first song on Jamie Lidell's 2010 album, Compass. Listen below, and grab it…
jessica | May 10, 2011 - 6:04 pm
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