Very Informative

This week's show features Beck's 9th album The Information — a record that I enjoy a great deal and which being his ninth record seems preposterous to me, even now after the show when this fact was covered in some depth. Regardless, it's a defence of mid-career Beck, with a great balance of tunes and off-kilter influences, wrapped in very fine production from Nigel Godrich.

Joined in the studio once again by Radical Advice host Lily Sloane — who might just be living out of the Secret Alley for all we know — but who is always excellent on-air company to run into. We discuss the longest songs you could ever get away with playing on, and butcher the pronounciation of a great many words in tribute to previous guest, Rocío.


  1. Dispossesion by Algiers on There is No Year (Matador)
  2. The Information by Beck on The Information (Interscope)
  3. Break
  4. Elevator Music by Beck on The Information (Interscope)
  5. Posh Club by Barry on Barry (Self Released)
  6. Right Round the Clock by Sorry on Right Round the Clock (Domino)
  7. Break
  8. Sun Forest by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on Ghosteen (Bad Seed)
  9. Uden ansigt by Efterklang on Altid Sammen (4AD)
  10. Let's Go Out Tonight (feat. Paul Buchanan) by Craig Armstrong on The Space Between Us (Virgin)
  11. Break
  12. Timebends by Deerhunter on Timebends (4AD)
  13. Think I'm In Love by Beck on The Information (Interscope)
  14. Break
  15. Blue Remembered by William Doyle on Your Wilderness Revisited (Self Released)
  16. No One on This Earth (feat. Drenge) by Ruthie on No One on This Earth (East City Rockers)
  17. Soldier Jane by Beck on The Information (Interscope)
  18. Break
  19. Island of Doom by Agnes Obel on Myopia (Deutsche Grammophon)
  20. Black Dove (feat. Sudan Archives) by Teebs on Anicca (Brainfeeder)
  21. Antipodal Magma by Cubenx & Boogzbrown on Antipodal Magma (InFiné)