Beck

Odelay

№ 46
October 2016

It feels extremely weird to write about a moment in which Beck—Beck, man—had to “prove it.” This is an artist who’s demonstrated his talent over and over again in his career—beyond just acting as an influence for a generation of musicians and music listeners, Beck is an artist who’s helped define what it means to be a fan of music. Writing something like that feels a bit corny, yes, but this is a person known for his fearlessness and his resolute individuality. Whether you enjoy the music he’s created or not, it’s hard to argue that he hasn’t achieved icon status—right there with your Thom Yorkes, your Jeff Tweedys, your Stevie Nickses, your other artists known for blowing up and reconfiguring with the medium. -- Eric Sundermann

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  • 12″ x 12″ poster from original pressing
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  • 12″ x 12″ original artwork by Scott Allen Hill of OCD, the Original Champions of Design

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“Odelay found Beck shedding his Gen-X slacker persona for something more like the Beck we’ve known these last 20 years; a genre-bending iconoclast who’s one of this generation’s most enduring icons.”

Eric Sundermann, Editor-in-chief, Noisey

Beck Portrait

Podcast: The most requested album of all time

In this podcast we break down why we picked Odelay as our album of the month and how this record catapulted Beck into modern rock stardum.

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We tried to find the dog from Odelay. We failed.

Have you ever noticed the raggedy-haired dog on the cover of Odelay and thought, “There’s no way that’s a real dog?” Well, it is. And we tried to find one, but failed miserably.

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Beck Used His Videos To Become a Superstar

Beck was the original pioneer of the viral music video. We disect each video from the singles off Odelay to show you how they fueled his career in this article.

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