You never know which version of Beck is coming next, and one of the many landmarks that got him here is the sixth full-length studio album, 'Guero.'
Beck Hansen has never sought to seize the commercial mainstream, but in 1994, the commercial mainstream seized him and the result was pure 'Mellow Gold'.
In a career of 25 years-plus, Beck has set the creative pace without ever chasing the zeitgeist. 'Morning Phase' was another manifestation of that principle.
When 'Midnite Vultures' made its debut in 1999, Beck described the album as the “real follow-up” to his 1996 landmark ‘Odelay’.
The sonic shift in the 1998 album revealed an even deeper, joyfully melodious exploration of Beck’s individuality.
As so often in Beck’s illustrious past, his new project saw him standing on fertile ground, emerging just 18 months after 'Guero.'
Californian pacesetter Beck was 32 when he recorded 'Sea Change,' and reviewers enthused that they’d never heard him write and perform with such maturity.
The One Foot In The Grave album contained plenty of evidence that Beck Hansen’s non-conformist tendencies were undiluted by his new-found notoriety.
Co-produced with Danger Mouse, 'Modern Guilt' was Beck’s shortest album to date, and it got straight to the point, with only two of the ten songs clocking in at more than four...
In 1996, double Grammy-winning ‘Odelay’ made Californian Beck a multi-platinum selling artist and an internationally-recognised name.
Stereopathetic Soulmanure saw Beck going backwards to move forwards. The album contained 26 titles, some extensive, some mere snippets, that he had recorded over a five-year period beginning in 1988.
It's only fitting that one of the coolest careers in recent music history should have its beginnings in a super-rare underground recording.