Biography

Beck David Campbell, known all over the world merely as Beck, was born into the artistic family. His grandfather opened the talent of Yoko Ono, while his mother is a highly appreciated visual artist. Beck's father left the family very early. The future musician grew up in Los Angeles mostly, but also lived in Kansas and Europe. Beck left the school when he was in the tenth grade and became a street musician. Around that time, he performed blue and folk. In 1988, the artist made his first record called The Banjo Story and went to conquer the New York anti-folk scene. However, it appeared a hard nut to crack for him, and he came back to Los Angeles where in 1991, the Bong Load label managers found Beck. They proposed him to record a number of songs and he agreed willfully. Around that time, the artist recorded his hit of all times Loser along with the part of the material for Mellow Gold – the performer's debut – it included also the socially sharp composition MTV Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack.

Soon the musician recorded the disc A Western Harvest Field By Moonlight at the minor label Fingerpaint. In 1994, Beck released two albums - Stereopathetic Soul Manure and One Foot In the Grave. The first of them contained original noise rock, while the other featured folk compositions by the singer. After the release of the noticeable single Steve Threw Up Beck was acknowledged as one of the introducers of the fashion for lo-fi music. In 1995, the artist went for his first big tour around the USA. After this tour, called Lollapalooza, Beck got down to the new record. Released in 1996 Odelay, which was crafted by Beck and the Dust Brothers, appeared to be rather dark and thoughtful thing. The hit Where It's At became the loudest success of this full-length, while such sparkling melodies as Jack-Ass, Devil's Haircut and The New Pollution gave no way to the lightest hesitations about Beck's composing talent. In 1998, the performer started working over the new project in folk clue. Beck produced the disc along with Nigel Godrich, known for his cooperation with the Radiohead.

The Mutations album was released not by the Bong Load Records, as it was stated initially, but be the Geffen label. In response to this Beck tore relations with both studios and received the summons to the court from both labels. The result of this long-term process between the musician and the company is still unknown. In November 1999, the Midnite Vultures disc saw light. It was dedicated to the love theme and worked out in the manner of Prince – with the R&B and funk influences. The next full-length in the folk genre was called Sea Change and hit the shelves in 2002. The musician was inspired for it by the break up with his long-time beloved Leigh Limon. They were together for about nine years. Later Beck married actress Marissa Ribisi, the twin sister of actor Giovanni Ribisi. The couple has two children. In 2004, the artist released the disc Guero, which fascinated the listeners with such hits as the rocky E-Pro, Hell Yes and Girl. About three years later Beck touched upon the theme of the outer space intellect on his wonderful disc The Information. In 2008, ten years after the release of the Odelay disc, Beck re-released this brilliant work, enlarging it with brand new bonus tracks.

In the summer of 2008 Beck widened his discography with his eighth official studio album Modern Guilt. The album was produced by Beck himself and Danger Mouse.

Studio Albums

Beck, Morning Phase mp3Morning Phase
2014
  • Folk Rock
  • Chamber Pop
  • Alt-Country
Beck, Modern Guilt mp3Modern Guilt
Just like all the rest of Beck's albums Modern Guilt is really hard to categorize. This time he decided to work with such a popular and omnipresent producer as Danger Mouse, which of course produced a specific impact on the overall sound
2008
  • Electronic
  • Indie Pop
  • Neo-Psychedelia
Beck, Odelay mp3Odelay
2008
  • Electronic
  • Hip Hop
Beck, The Information mp3The Information
The Information marks Beck's turning into a more sensitive and openhearted, and at the same time ironic and indescribable visionary, whose inner world is ciphered in the most intricate metaphors of his lyrics
2006
    Beck, Guero mp3Guero
    We loved Beck the sex machine (Midnight Vultures), Beck the mutant folkie (Mutations) and even heartbreak Beck (Sea Change). Guero, however, is the real follow-up to his outstanding opus Odelay. Guero
    2005
    • Alternative Dance
    • Hip Hop
    • Indie Rock
    Beck, Sea Change mp3Sea Change
    2002
    • Art Rock
    • Chamber Pop
    • Folk Rock
    Beck, Stereopathetic Soulmanure mp3Stereopathetic Soulmanure
    2000
    • Country
    • Indie Rock
    Beck, Midnite Vultures mp3Midnite Vultures
    1999
    • Disco
    • Electronic
    • Funk
    Beck, Mutations mp3Mutations
    1998
    • Folk Rock
    • Indie Rock
    • Neo-Psychedelia
    Beck, Odelay mp3Odelay
    1996
    • Alt-Country
    • Electronic
    • Hip Hop
    Beck, Mellow Gold mp3Mellow Gold
    1994
    • Experimental Rock
    • Hip Hop

    Singles

    Beck, WOW mp3WOW
    2016
    • Snap
    • Electropop
    • Pop Rap
    Beck, Dreams mp3Dreams
    2015
    • Synth Funk
    • Electropop
    • Alternative Dance
    Beck, Timebomb mp3Timebomb
    2007
    • Electropop

    Remixes

    Beck, Guerolito mp3Guerolito
    The thing that separates Beck from other artists is that Guerolito is a remix of his album Guero delivered in the same sequencing order as the original. The all-star producers garnish the shaggy one's originals with their own spices
    2005
    • Electronic