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Studio Sessions

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February 24, 2014 In this Vintage Cafe from 2007, Beck performs live in the World Cafe studios.

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May 14, 2012 In this 20th-anniversary special, David Dye examines the music of Beck through the years.

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April 2, 2007 A witty, inventive performer, Beck has remained both unpredictable and creatively consistent.

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Interviews & Profiles

Beck's new album, his first since 2008, is called Morning Phase.

February 25, 2014 "I'm aware of the time that I'm in," the versatile artist says, "and I don't want to reject it."

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Beck's 12th studio full-length, Morning Phase, will be released Feb. 25.

February 4, 2014 The prolific artist shares stories and brand-new music from his first studio album since 2008.

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August 26, 2008 The rock icon explains how he writes lyrics — and how it relates to a certain jive-talking artist.

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Discover Songs

Charlotte Gainsbourg

January 18, 2010 Co-written and produced by Beck, IRM can be heard in its entirety here until its release on Jan. 26.

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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June 23, 2008 Hear sneak previews of some of the summer's most anticipated CDs.

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June 5, 2008 Jazz, rock, hip-hop, and grunge have defined past generations. What's the sound of Generation Y?

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October 4, 2006 The singer's new "Cell Phone's Dead" offers up a summary of his styles.

September 21, 2006 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with NPR reviewers Robert Christgau, Meredith Ochs, T...

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April 6, 2005 Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Tom Moon, Meredith Ochs and Will He...

February 16, 2005 A Dust Brothers collaboration from Beck; New music from Manuel Guajiro Mirabal; A soundtrack fro...

December 30, 2002 Putting this list together and hearing this music again was great fun. This year on All Songs Co...

News

Mike Posner's 31 Minutes To Takeoff

August 10, 2010 Each week, we check in with five record stores to see what new CDs they have in the building.

Reviews

Charlotte Gainsbourg

January 18, 2010 Co-written and produced by Beck, IRM can be heard in its entirety here until its release on Jan. 26.

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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June 23, 2008 Hear sneak previews of some of the summer's most anticipated CDs.

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April 16, 2008 Music critic Milo Miles reviews reissued best sellers from the Universal Music label.

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October 9, 2006 Full of narcotic funk and psychedelic rock, Beck's latest CD may well be a classic.

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October 4, 2006 The singer's new "Cell Phone's Dead" offers up a summary of his styles.

February 5, 2006 A look beyond the obvious choices at Grammy-nominated music you might not have heard.

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More Stories

Pearl Jam (top left), Missy Elliott (top right), the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind (bottom right), PJ Harvey (bottom left), Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel (center).

July 9, 2013 This week, All Songs Considered examines the music of the '90s at its best, worst and weirdest.

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December 4, 2006 From NPR station WXPN, host David Dye chooses his favorite albums of 2006.

Beck's new album, Morning Phase, is out Feb. 25.

February 16, 2014 Beck's latest creation is more than a mere sequel to 2002's brooding masterpiece, Sea Change.

Philip Glass (left) and Beck.

October 2, 2012 The 20-minute track is from an upcoming collection of remixed tunes by the avant-garde composer.

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December 5, 2006 John Richards, morning DJ for KEXP in Seattle, shares his picks for the year's best CDs.

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