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One of the biggest genre-hoppers in popular music today, Beck has become a mainstay of alternative music overthe last 20 years. Like Radiohead, hisbig break came thanks to one single from an otherwise relatively mediocrealbum. The release of"Loser" from "Mellow Gold" immediately created awave of public interest in a product of theanti-folk movement. However hisnext major label release, "Odelay!" completely transformed publicperception ofhim, with it now being seen as one of the mostessential albums of the 1990s.

"Mutations" and "Midnite Vultures" both were limited critical and c ...read more

One of the biggest genre-hoppers in popular music today, Beck has become a mainstay of alternative music overthe last 20 years. Like Radiohead, hisbig break came thanks to one single from an otherwise relatively mediocrealbum. The release of"Loser" from "Mellow Gold" immediately created awave of public interest in a product of theanti-folk movement. However hisnext major label release, "Odelay!" completely transformed publicperception ofhim, with it now being seen as one of the mostessential albums of the 1990s.

"Mutations" and "Midnite Vultures" both were limited critical and commercial successes, although 2002's "SeaChange" saw adramatic turnaround inBeck's musical style, with an album composed entirely of acoustic ballads-utterly different from theeclecticism of "Odelay!". With the release of"Guero" earlier this year, Beck was widelyseen as having gone back to the formulaof "Odelay!", only without quite achieving the same level ofcriticalacclaim. It remains unclear where he will go on the next stepof his musical progression. « hide

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LPs
Morning Phase
2014

3.4
161 Votes
Modern Guilt
2008

3.5
404 Votes
The Information
2006

3.3
379 Votes
Guero
2005

3.7
615 Votes
Sea Change
2002

4
708 Votes
Midnite Vultures
1999

3.6
345 Votes
Mutations
1998

3.6
298 Votes
Odelay!
1996

4.1
933 Votes
One Foot In The Grave
1994

3.3
115 Votes
Mellow Gold
1994

3.7
533 Votes
Stereopathetic Soulmanure
1994

2.7
87 Votes
Golden Feelings
1993

2.8
47 Votes
EPs
GameBoy Variations
2005

3.1
46 Votes
Stray Blues: A Collection Of B-Sides
2000

3.4
17 Votes
Compilations
Song Reader
2014

3.3
3 Votes
Banjo Story
1988

3.2
5 Votes

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