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World Cafe Looks Back: Beck | May 14, 2012

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Beck has been an influential creative force for two decades, popular for his sharp, intelligent and often humorous lyrics. Slickly genre-hopping from punk to folk, alternative and electro, he's put out albums both acoustic and electric, but always innovative. Today's installment of World Cafe revisits three of his interviews from the past decade or so.

A 1999 interview finds Beck having just released his first of many Nigel Godrich-produced albums — Mutations, his sixth studio record. Next, a 2002 interview with Michaela Majoun was recorded after Beck's emotional and personal Sea Change came out. We close with Beck's 2007 visit to World Cafe, on the heels of his album The Information. Over the course of this hour, hear Beck discuss everything from songwriting to sampling, as well as his adolescent journey into music discovery. (link)


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Beck "Bottle Of Blues" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Beck "Nobody's Fault But My Own" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Beck "Tropicalia" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Grand Archives "Swan Matches" The Grand Archives))
Beck "The Golden Age" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Georgie James "More Light" Places))
Beck "Think I'm In Love" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Beck "Dark Star" Recorded Live for the World Cafe


Beach House "Zebra" Teen Dream
Arcade Fire "The Suburbs" The Suburbs
Arcade Fire "The Month Of May" The Suburbs
The National "Bloodbuzz Ohio" High Violet
Broken Bells "The High Road" Broken Bells
((Mumford & Sons "Little Lion Man" Sigh No More))
Mumford & Sons "White Blank Page" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Best Coast "Boyfriend" Crazy for You
Janelle Monae "Tightrope" The Archandroid
((Dawn Landes "All Dressed in White" Sweetheart Rodeo))
Said the Whale "Loveless" Little Mountain
Said the Whale "Big Wave Goodbye" Little Mountain
Dr. Dog "Shadow People" Shame, Shame
Ray LaMontagne "Beg, Steal or Borrow" God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise
((Jonah Smith "Cast A Long Shadow" Jonah Smith))

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