Beck Hansen spent his formative years in coffeehouses creating a suburban, angst-ridden presence that would eventually lead to a multi-platinum career and inspire legions of 7-Eleven slackers. Since the surprisingly successful single "Loser" (1994), Beck has continued onwards and upwards, releasing a number of diversely creative, genre-jumping releases. He has emerged as one of the decade's most colorful postmodern popsters -- from the contemplative One Foot in the Grave to the Dust Brothers-produced, folk-hop masterpiece Odelay and the futuristic party funk of Midnite Vultures. With albums like Mutations and Sea Change, Beck has shown that he's just as able to convey the wounds of a broken heart as he is rapping about Cheez Whiz. Perhaps hoping to win back the postmodern tag, the troubadour returned to the beats in 2005 on the barrio-themed Guero. Magnetism and quirky charm dutifully intact -- he once threatened to play K-Mart retail stores exclusively -- Beck continues to party way past bedtime, singing, dancing and raking it in like it's 1999.