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The Artist name Beck can refer to two artists;

1) Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell, July 8, 1970) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Beck’s music is known for its pop-junk culture collage of musical styles, ironic lyrics, samples, drum machines, live instrumentation and heady sound effects.

Beck was born in Los Angeles, California, to David Campbell (a musician and son of a Presbyterian minister) and Bibbe Hansen (a former dancer for The Velvet Underground, founding member of the satirical band Black Fag, and visual artist). When his parents separated, Beck stayed with his mother and brother in Los Angeles, where he was influenced by that city’s diverse musical offerings—everything from hip-hop to latin music—and his mother’s art scene – all of which would later reappear in his recorded and published work.

Although Beck’s work defies easy description, his eclecticism and genre experiments have sparked comparisons with Prince, though Beck was undoubtedly a less prolific artist, and drew on an absurdist, free-flowing lyrical style totally original when first exposed to mainstream audiences (indeed, some critics labeled him and his breakthrough single Loser as novelties - see below). Despite this individualism, Beck’s music was very much a product of the 90s and the media age in general, with hip hop, indie/underground rock, electronic music and genre-benders like the Beastie Boys as notable touchstones; in addition, some critics could not resist likening his head-spinning lyrical aesthetic to a post-modern Bob Dylan sensibility.

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  • FCA19795

    What is with this "RIP" mess with artists who clearly are not dead? Is this another stupid fad idiots have come up with. Like that whole "pwned" shit and similar? And why all the fuss about 'Dreams'. Sounds great to me.

    28 Jun 3:04pm Reply
  • Mannaia_kasha

    Dreams♥

    27 Jun 6:44pm Reply
  • derpovic

    I think Beck is trying to point out his ability to write easy pop songs, to hit radio. Dreams is what could easily be top 10 chart track. It's awesome btw, reminds me of MGMT and that hint of garage rock amazes me.

    27 Jun 7:16am Reply
  • smokingcinema

    'dreams' is esier to listen to most people who not usually listen to beck, but it's still amazing and no, it's not a "generic" pop song.

    26 Jun 12:58pm Reply
  • musejpg

    dreams is amazing, man beck is amazing

    24 Jun 11:12pm Reply
  • dissimulations

    Dreams is amazing. That is all.

    23 Jun 8:55pm Reply
  • kolBASKOV

    какой рип, вы чего?

    23 Jun 8:23pm Reply
  • MarviNacho

    Rest in peace my man

    22 Jun 8:43pm Reply
  • Besker

    RIP

    22 Jun 8:42pm Reply
  • chelonia

    RIP

    22 Jun 8:40pm Reply
  • omgGah

    his first albums are fucking amazing, still have to get into his newer ones after odelay though idk

    22 Jun 5:06pm Reply
  • LeH450

    D-d-d-d-dreams ♥

    21 Jun 8:01pm Reply
  • JuniorWaldorf

    wow! Love the new song!

    21 Jun 5:04am Reply
  • festivus_pl

    Dreams! http://festivus.pl/2015/06/18/beck-dreams/

    21 Jun 12:48am Reply
  • XDRory

    @livingitout It was a spelling error that I couldn't delete and correct because someone had already quoted my post, but thanks for bringing that up. It's also annoying when people lecture you on grammar and then start sentences without capital letters in the same shout.

    18 Jun 11:14am Reply
  • samuelselos_

    Boy, if "Dreams" is a generic pop song to you then radio should be more fun in general than it actually is. [2] can't wait till the next album

    17 Jun 4:50pm Reply
  • livingitout

    I'm usually not one to correct spelling errors but it annoys me when people can't tell when to use "a" and when to use "an",XDRory? you're only ever supposed to use "an" when it comes before a vowel, as far as I'm aware G is not a vowel. Sorry for being off topic. Anyway, I like Dreams, yes it is generic but at least we're finally getting something upbeat from Beck.

    17 Jun 3:56pm Reply
  • Kaoru_is_here

    Boy, if "Dreams" is a generic pop song to you then radio should be more fun in general than it actually is.

    16 Jun 7:53pm Reply
  • jooiceboss

    If you can find me an "generic" pop song that sounds exactly like Dreams I'll be impressed [2]

    16 Jun 1:59pm Reply
  • jahyuck

    Dreams is great

    16 Jun 11:46am Reply
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