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.


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