20 Fave Beck Songs
Updated by Ben Anshutz on January 3, 2018
“I’ve always dreamed of being a musician-poet who transcends genres even as he reinvents them,” — quote Bender of Futurama-fame. And who was our robotic friend talking about? Why, none other than the whimsical hero of weirdos everywhere, Beck. A pioneer of trash pop, grunge pop or whatever you want to call the genre he invented by recording Odelay, Beck is in a league all his own. Also, if Matt Groening chooses to have you cameo on one of his shows, you know you’ve done something special. Here are our 20 favorite tracks from one of the most idiosyncratic artists of the last 20 years.