The Information (album) by Beck

The Information
The Information by Beck (2006)
Release date: 2006-10-03
Overall rank: 2,065th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 199 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2006 (43rd)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (425th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,065th)
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Beck bestography

The Information is ranked 9th best out of 18 albums by Beck on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Beck is Odelay which is ranked number 192 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,943.

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74/100 (from 199 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 25% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 74.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 74.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.6.

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From TheDude85 06/26/2019 15:14
Interesting that this album includes a track called "Elevator Music" because I thought of the entire album as background music - not bad elevator music, but nothing that really captured me and made me want to hear it again either. Am I the only person whose album contained an unannotated bonus disc?
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From RoundTheBend 04/09/2019 03:37
+10,000 to this comment:
"I like how all the comments are like
Beck didn't changed, he's still the Beck we know when we listened to Beck."

This album is classic Beck and a great listen. Even if nothing makes me crap myself on this album, I'd listen to this 500x on repeat before I'd listen to most artists feeble attempts to be this good.
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From Rivera 04/04/2019 23:04
"Elevator Music" and "Think I'm In Love" are some of the best songs in Beck's catalog. Unfortunately, the album tapers off bit by bit after that.
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From 07/03/2018 10:49
Sure, it doesn't compare to his mid 90s work, and one could argue that he tries nothing new since this record is built off alt rock, hip-hop and scattered electronica, *but* "The Information" manages to hold your attention whilst providing great tunes for over an hour. Now if that isn't impressive, then I don't know what is.
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From Ferst 06/15/2018 21:49
Good album by Beck, it starts off really strong but kinda dips in quality towards the last 5 tracks (the No Complaints through Motorcade run is particularly a step down in quality compared to the tracks before them). Still, it's a solid record and it has one of my favorite songs by Beck (Soldier Jane).
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From stangetzaway 07/13/2017 03:45
Beck doesn't reinvent the wheel here but it's still a lovely, enjoyable effort.
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From Drzozzy 02/12/2017 11:07
I bought The Information by Beck on 20/12/2012 from Amazon on CD for £2.51 The version I have is on the record label catalogue number It entered the UK charts on and got to number spending a total of weeks on the chart.
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From exileonthehell 10/13/2015 13:57
I like how all the comments are like
Beck didn't changed, he's still the Beck we know when we listened to Beck
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Fantastic, Experimental, Beck!
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From junodog4 07/08/2012 05:00
Beck doesn't do anything really new on this album, and it's a bit of a letdown. Still Beck, still solid, but not as vital as his other work.
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