Beck: Colors

At times this slick party vibe sounds like Hall & Oates at their least soulful.

In Remembrance of Steely Dan’s Walter Becker

Walter Becker was, as Rickie Lee Jones once said, “way smarter than the other humans.”  It’s true. Anyone who knows the music of Steely Dan, the band he formed and fueled with his partner Donald Fagen, knows of his prodigious … Continued

Beck, Sam Smith Win Big At Grammys

Sam Smith took home quite a bit of gold at the 2015 Grammy Awards Sunday night, winning the Song of the Year and Record of the Year awards for his song “Stay With Me,” as well as awards for Best … Continued

Lyric Of The Week: Beck, “Loser”

In the early 1990s Beck Hansen and co-writer Carl Stephenson spent a few hours recording a song called “Loser,” which fledgling label Bong Load Custom Records pressed 500 copies of. It surprisingly made some noise on FM radio in L.A., … Continued