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Read The '90s Are Back, Or Whatever...

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


Philip Glass (left) and Beck.

Read Song Premiere: Beck Remixes Philip Glass With 'NYC: 73-78'

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



Read World Cafe Looks Back: Beck WXPN

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


Mike Posner's 31 Minutes To Takeoff

Read In Stock?: New CDs From Mike Posner, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, 'Scott Pilgrim'

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

Read First Listen: Charlotte Gainsbourg, 'IRM'

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

Listen NPR Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2008

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


Listen Beck: Rambling Grandfathers And 'Modern Guilt'

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


Listen Summer Music Preview

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


Listen The Sound of a Generation

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


Listen Reissued Hits from Costello, Beck and Skynyrd

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


Listen Beck: Mixmaster, Folksinger, Ironist, Shoegazer WXPN

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


Read John Richards' Top 10 CDs of 2006

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

Read World Cafe's Top 10 CDs of 2006

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

Listen 'The Information' Finds Beck at His Best

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


Listen A Free-Associative Beck Bender Takes Hold

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

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