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There’s something about ‘Song Reader’ that feels oddly self-defeating. In their original sheet-music form, these 20 songs had a sense of protean possibility, reflected in the weird and sometimes wonderful…

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At some point in the six years that have elapsed since the release of Beck’s 2008 album ‘Modern Guilt’, the inveterate musical shape-shifter has finally relaxed into a stereotype. The…

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Written for the soundtrack to new film Jeff Who Lives At Home, this grizzled acoustic lament suggests Beck has been listening to a shedload of Neil Young recently. If it’s…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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