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Beck News

Beck hopes to release another album this year

The follow up to February's 'Morning Phase' is already underway

  • Apr 18, 2014

Beck performs 'Waking Light' on US television – watch

The singer appeared on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

  • Mar 13, 2014

Beck performs 'Blue Moon' with Father John Misty on 'Saturday Night Live' - watch

They also perform 'Wave', in support of his new album 'Morning Phase'

  • Mar 2, 2014

Beck on course for first Number One with new album 'Morning Phase'

US singer-songwriter battles Bastille for top spot this week

  • Feb 26, 2014

Beck reveals he turned down the chance to record 'Mad Men' theme

US musician was approached by executives behind award winning show

  • Feb 20, 2014

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Beck Music Videos

Eye of the Beholder Play Video

Eye of the Beholder

Music video by Thavius Beck performing Eye of the Beholder. (C) 2013 Plug Research

Black Tambourine Play Video

Black Tambourine

Watch the official Black Tambourine video by Beck in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Sexy Play Video

Sexy

Watch the official Sexy video by Tom Beck in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Shake Your Money Maker (Edit) Play Video

Shake Your Money Maker (Edit)

Watch the official Shake Your Money Maker (Edit) video by Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

The New Pollution Play Video

The New Pollution

Watch the official The New Pollution video by Beck in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Beck Reviews

Beck - 'Morning Phase'

Beck - 'Morning Phase'

The musical magpie adds majestic bleakness to classic Laurel Canyon folk rock on his 12th album

  • Feb 21, 2014

Beck - 'Looking For A Sign'

A grizzled acoustic lament

  • Mar 30, 2012

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Beck Biography

Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell, July 8, 1970), known by the stage name Beck, is an American musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Beck rose to fame in the early 1990s with his lo-fi, sonically experimental style, and he became well known for creating musical collages of a wide range of styles. His later recordings encompass folk, funk, soul, hip hop, alternative rock, country and psychedelia. Beck has released ten studio albums, as well as several non-album singles and a book of sheet music.

Born in Los Angeles in 1970, Beck discovered hip hop and folk music in his teens and began to perform locally at coffeehouses and clubs. He moved to New York City in 1989 and became involved in the city's small but intense anti-folk movement. After returning to his hometown in the early 1990s, he cut his breakthrough single "Loser", which became a worldwide hit in 1994. His 1996 release Odelay produced hit singles, topped critic polls and won several awards. He released the stripped-down Mutations in 1998, and the funk-infused Midnite Vultures in 1999. The downcast, acoustic Sea Change (2002) showcased a more serious Beck, and 2005's Guero returned to sample-based production. The Information (2006) was inspired by electro-funk and hip hop, and Modern Guilt (2008), likewise, by 1960s music. In February 2014, Beck released the album Morning Phase.

With a pop art collage of musical styles, oblique and ironic lyrics, and postmodern arrangements incorporating samples, drum machines, live instrumentation and sound effects, Beck has been hailed by critics and the public throughout his musical career as being amongst the most creative and idiosyncratic musicians of 1990s and 2000s alternative rock. Two of Beck's most popular and acclaimed recordings are Odelay and Sea Change, both of which were ranked on Rolling Stone list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The four-time platinum artist has collaborated with several artists and has made several contributions to soundtracks. Beck is married to actress Marissa Ribisi, and is a Scientologist.

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