His last album may have only seen release back in 2014, but it feels like a day and an age since Beck delivered a new studio album. Perhaps it’s down to the fact that in the last two years we’ve already heard 3 absolute belters from his upcoming 13th studio album or perhaps it’s just the fact that the album has been geared for release since the summer of 2015.
Thankfully Beck’s procrastination/tinkering seems to be coming to an end. Beck’s upcoming 13th album (his 10th on a major label) will be released this spring. Boom!
So to celebrate, we’ve bunched together a roundup of our ten favourite Beck songs from his 20+ year career.
A lost gem from Beck’s catalogue, Totally Confused took on many forms across Beck’s pre-fame career. There’s a slowed down version that’s pretty…odd. This version with That Dog takes the song and put’s it into a more melodic anti-folk folk format. The bassline still feels like it’s being dragged along somewhat but the joy of Beck’s early career was his willingness and sheer knack for deconstructing a tune to its absolute bare bones and still making something wistful and engaging.