Song of the Day #2,705: ‘New Round’ – Beck

beck-informationI haven’t done an in-depth analysis of Random Weekend selections (though I’d love to) but I have a feeling that Beck is overrepresented.

Yes, he is relatively prolific. I own nine of his albums and 99 of his songs. But I feel like he shows up in the random mix more often than those numbers would suggest.

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Song of the Day #525: ‘Strange Apparition’ – Beck

Beck returned a year and half after Guero with The Information, an album that received more press for the circumstances of its release than for its music.

The cover art of The Information was a blank page and the CD case contained a sheet of stickers. Fans were encouraged to create their own cover art, with the goal that no two versions of the album would look the same.

On YouTube, Beck released low-budget videos for every one of the songs and encouraged fans to upload their own videos.

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