Articles tagged beck

St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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The 18 Ways of Beginning and Ending an Album

Whether by chance or by careful planning, there is an observable pattern to intros and outros in albums. PopMatters breaks down 18 of them.

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24 Feb 2014 // 2:06 AM

Beck: Morning Phase

Morning Phase may not be the out-and-out masterpiece that everyone says it is, but anytime we are blessed with a very-good Beck album, the world is all the richer because of it.

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Counterbalance No. 57: Beck’s ‘Odelay’

Rocking the plastic like a man from the Catskills, Beck holds down the Number 57 place on Acclaimed Music’s Great List. Let me hear you say “Ooh, la la, Sasson”.

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Thurston Moore: Demolished Thoughts

Thurston sounds like Thurston, even when he's acoustic. He's just not nearly as interesting.

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“True Rock and Roll Is Something That’s Very Crazy”: A Chat with Jon Spencer

Jon Spencer talks about the reissues of the Blues Explosions' mid-1990s landmarks Orange, Orange Experimental Remixes and Acme and the hip-hop obsessions that shaped them.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

In the context of the movie almost all of these songs are great. But as a soundtrack album, Scott Pilgrim doesn't quite reach the same level of greatness.

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Full Loop: Jamie Lidell Becomes the Great Experimenter Once Again

In his interview with PopMatters, crooner and electronic producer Jamie Lidell talks about his upcoming tour, his new album, and starting to care about lyrics four LPs into his solo career.

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The Latest Installment of Beck’s “Record Club”

If you haven’t been keeping up with Beck’s online-only “Record Club” enterprise, here’s a quick recap: Teaming up with indie luminaries, Beck

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Still no tracklist for Gainsbourg’s Beck-produced IRM, which comes out next year, but we do have a perfectly sensical video from the pair. People

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Don’t get too excited, “Heaven Can Wait” is not a cover of the Meat Loaf ballad from Bat Out of Hell, but the wispy

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The Record Club, a rotating crew of musicians gathered by Beck to release weekly covers of tracks from classic albums, just put out a video

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The Best Re-Issues of 2008

Artist: Pole Album: 1 2 3 Label: ~Scape Image: http://images.popmatters.com/music_cover_art/p/pole-123.jpg US Release Date: 2008-08-05 UK Release Date: 2008-0

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19 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

Beck

If there is a flaw with Beck it may be that he has so many sides you can never be quite sure which one is going to turn up.

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6 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

Beck: Modern Guilt

The much-anticipated collaboration with Danger Mouse doesn’t live up to the past accolades of either artist.

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23 May 2008 // 3:40 AM

Marcia Ball Live at the Highline Ballroom [Video]Part 1: Part 2: Beck Chemtrails [Streaming] Luke Doucet The Day Rick Danko Died [MP3]     

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7 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

Beck: Odelay

Beck's 1996 breakthrough album gets the two-disc deluxe treatment, which augments the original record with remixes, unreleased songs, and b-sides.

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24 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Mark Ronson: Version

If Ronson is going to pander to an audience, he may as well be straightforward about it.

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V Festival feat. Pixies, Beck, Nouvelle Vague, Gnarls Barkley, Jarvis Cocker, and Phoenix

PopMatters' Nick Gunn takes on the crowds and craziness, to find out what happens when Virgin's V Festival pops up down under.

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21 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Beck

Beck and his band are upstaged by stylized facsimiles of themselves, but, puppets aside, other parts of the show also divert attention from its star. Is the great "Loser" getting tired of himself?

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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