Beck

Beck

What’s happened to Beck? Throughout the ’90s, his restless shape-shifting shtick – sardonic folk-hop slacker one minute, boyish boho trouabour the next, with a stint as a Prince-channelling funk slut – kept us dazzled and exhilarated. Now...

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Beck

Beck

Anyone expecting last year’s back-to-basics party track ‘Timebomb’ to be a precursor to Beck’s 10th studio album might be shocked to hear nothing like it on ‘Modern Guilt’. And if they are, they still haven’t learned the basic truism...

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Beck

Beck

Radiohead had the contention, The Raconteurs the speed, yet when it comes to the art of shrouding a rush-release in mystery, Beck’s forthcoming ‘Modern Guilt’ has 14 years of eluding genres behind it. Fortunately, though, he’s saved us...

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Beck: The Information

Beck: The Information

Slippery bugger, that Beck. One minute, he’s larking around in tight lycra, warbling about breaking all manner of ‘Sexx Laws’ in his best Prince falsetto; the next, he’s pulled up his zipper, picked up a battered old acoustic and he’s...

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Beck : Guero

Beck : Guero

There are some who believe that, in pop music, wilful eclecticism is a good thing. That hopping from style to style is the way to make great records. These people are wrong. Eclecticism is the enemy of pop music. Stylistic magpies do not make...

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Beck : London Royal Albert Hall

Beck : London Royal Albert Hall

Oh, you should have been there. Who else but Beck could tackle a two hour solo set at the Albert Hall incorporating covers of Blind Willie McTell, Big Star, The Zombies and Nelly - on four different instruments - and still leave the crowd...

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Beck/The Flaming Lips : New York Beacon Theater

Beck/The Flaming Lips : New York Beacon Theater

A sheep is dancing with an angel down the Beacon's opulent staircase. At the bar, Buckethead is doing tequila shots with a suspiciously blonde Meg White. A group of hobbits are queuing for the loo. None of them are real, of course, because it's...

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Beverly Hills Wilshire Theater

Beverly Hills Wilshire Theater

"I guess that's what you do on TV- get on a stool and tell a story," says Beck , perched on a wooden stool, to the crowd at the second of two sold-out, semi-acoustic performances. "Well, I don't have one," he concludes, dryly. Of course, he's...

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'This Ain't No Picnic' - California Irvine Oak Canyon Ranch

'This Ain't No Picnic' - California Irvine Oak...

For the first time in their eight-year career, Grandaddy are walking around completely unnoticed. Unabomber-looking, gruff, ginger-bearded men with shifty eyes beneath dark sunglasses, charity shop savor faire , and pasty pale skin, for the...

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Japan Osaka Castle Hall

Japan Osaka Castle Hall

It takes more than a dash of diamante evangelism, a burst of stage aerobics and a little local dialect to charm the crowd. Despite the glittery illuminations, the rotating keyboard wizard and a bass player who looked like an extra from Boogie...

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