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Beck

One of the biggest genre-hoppers in popular music today, Beck has become a mainstay of alternative music over the last20years. Like Radiohead, his big break came thanks to one single from an otherwise relatively mediocre album. The releaseof'Loser' from Mellow Gold immediately created a wave of public interest in a product of the anti-folk movement. Howeverhisnext major label release, Odelay! completely transformed the public's perception of him, with it now being seen as oneofthe most essential albums of the 1990s.

Mutations and Midnite Vultures b ...read more

One of the biggest genre-hoppers in popular music today, Beck has become a mainstay of alternative music over the last20years. Like Radiohead, his big break came thanks to one single from an otherwise relatively mediocre album. The releaseof'Loser' from Mellow Gold immediately created a wave of public interest in a product of the anti-folk movement. Howeverhisnext major label release, Odelay! completely transformed the public's perception of him, with it now being seen as oneofthe most essential albums of the 1990s.

Mutations and Midnite Vultures both were limited critical and commercial successes, although 2002's SeaChangesaw a dramatic turnaround in Beck's musical style, with an album composed entirely of acoustic ballads-utterlydifferent from theeclecticism of Odelay!. With the release of Guero earlier this year, Beck was widely seen as havinggone back to theformula of Odelay!, only without quite achieving the same level of critical acclaim. It remains unclearwhere he will go onthe next step of his musical progression. « hide

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LPs
Morning Phase
2014

3.3
306 Votes
Modern Guilt
2008

3.5
457 Votes
The Information
2006

3.3
419 Votes
Guero
2005

3.7
697 Votes
Sea Change
2002

4
828 Votes
Midnite Vultures
1999

3.6
404 Votes
Mutations
1998

3.7
360 Votes
Odelay!
1996

4.1
1,096 Votes
One Foot In The Grave
1994

3.4
146 Votes
Mellow Gold
1994

3.7
648 Votes
Stereopathetic Soulmanure
1994

2.8
98 Votes
Golden Feelings
1993

2.9
55 Votes
EPs
GameBoy Variations
2005

3.2
47 Votes
Stray Blues: A Collection Of B-Sides
2000

3.6
20 Votes
Compilations
Song Reader
2014

3.8
5 Votes
Banjo Story
1988

3.5
7 Votes

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