Beck - Sea Change (2002) album cover.
Episode 30

Beck - Sea Change (2002)

The anti-folk, alt pop rock legend Beck has been cranking out some of the most unique and memorable albums for the better part of the last 20 some-odd years. Back in 2002, after making a household name for himself with songs like "Loser", "Devil's Haircut", and "Where It's At", Beck flipped the script on himself and shared his hauntingly beautiful, acoustic-heavy break-up album Sea Change, shortly after his relationship of 9 years fell apart. As David Fricke of Rolling Stone puts it, "Sea Change, gleaming with twang and heartbroken strings, is an entire album of spectacular suffering."

Episode Tracklist

  • Beck - ""
  • Modest Mouse - "The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box"
  • Bill Withers - "Hope She'll Be Happier"
  • Beck - "Paper Tiger"
  • Beck - "End Of The Day"
  • Beck - "Sunday Sun"
  • Beck - "Little One"

Sidetrack: Beck's Early Influences

On this week's Sidetrack we focus on the vibes and styles from Beck's 1994 release, One Foot In The Grave, by taking a look at some of his early influences. Starting out as a "folk teenage hobo", Beck would take his guitar with him on city buses, covering Mississippi John Hurt and other standard folktales made famous by acts such as The Carter Family.  

Tracklist 

  • Beck - "Mattress"
  • Mississippi John Hurt - "Monday Morning Blues"
  • Beck - "He's A Mighty Good Leader"
  • Mississippi John Hurt - "Short'nin Bread"
  • The Carter Family - "John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man"
  • Beck - "It's All In Your Mind"