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Beck Hansen's relentless penchant for experimentation has led him to create music infused with rap, folk, blues, country, and dance sounds — an eclecticism that has earned him praise and criticism. "Loser", from his first album, Mellow Gold, put him on the map and is the only independent record to ever reach the top 10 in the US. He became more popular with such ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 8th 2001 by Da Capo Press (first published 2001)
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Mar 24, 2008 Ben rated it did not like it
So I picked this up at Housing Works and read it on the bus back to DC and was just amazed that something so poorly written could have made it past an editor. Rambling, incoherent at times, constantly arguing points that don't matter, it does a decent job, despite itself, of putting the basic facts of Beck's life in some semblance of order. But it does little to nothing to make sense of them or tie them to anything else musical or otherwise.

The second half of the book, a discography, is of inte
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