Alternative rocker Beck Hansen has been famous because of the variety of music genres he produces and performs. Critics hailed him as the most creative and distinctive music personality of the '90s and 2000s in alternative rock.
Beck's inkling to folk and hip hop paved his shift in being one of the most fearless and poetic music artists. It was proven during the 2015 Grammys when he won Album of the Year for Morning Phase.
Tune in to Beck's wide music range with these vinyl records available at Amazon.
(Photo : amazon.com)Odelay is considered as Beck's quintessential album as it showcases his highest peak of creativity. A real hit in 1995, the release of this album leveled Beck to superstardom. The collection also features a collaboration that resulted in an upbeat and hip hop style, which makes it suitable to dance with. Odelay has appeared to various publications listing it as one of the greatest in the '90s and of all time.
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Known for the ironic and witty lyrics from its singles, Mellow Gold, is a hybrid of several styles. It was released in 1994 as an unexpected commercial success. This third studio album of Beck peaked at number 13 in the U.S. before receiving certified platinum status.
It features the song 'Loser' which is Beck's attempt to hip hop while the rest of the track leads back to his lo-fi adventure. The effort has helped establish himself as a preeminent songwriter of the era. (Photo : amazon.com)
The ninth album produced by Beck can be associated with his previous albums, at least in style.
The collaboration with the Dust Brothers and Tony Hoffer in Guero was seen by many as a return to Odelay. Fans can also recall Mutations in its Brazilian influences.
Guero debuted in 2005 at number two spot on the U.S. Billboard 200.
It is Beck's highest top-charting album to date.
(Photo : amazon.com)Sea Change is labeled as Beck's most haunting and emotional album. With its singles' Lost Cause' and 'Guess I'm Doing Fine', melancholy, cinematics, and acoustics are showcased in the record. Simpler and more sincere content will be seen on the lyrics compared to Beck's cryptic and ironic mark. The entire album was influenced by Beck's breakup with his long time partner.
It peaked the eight spot on the Billboard 200 and later received a certified record gold rank.
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Winning Best Rock album, apart from being Album of the Year at the 2015 Grammys Morning Phase, is tagged as a companion piece for Beck's 2002 album release Sea Change. Some musicians who recorded for Sea Change returned and recorded for this twelfth album of Beck. Critics noted the difference of its sound from earlier albums and having a similar genre as Sea Change.
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