!!The musician:
* BigNameFan: Music/BobDylan appears to be one; not only did he play Beck on his radio show, but he participated in a charity album called ''War Child Presents Heroes.'' On the album, classic musicians chose a favorite contemporary artist to do a cover of one of their songs. Dylan selected Beck to play "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat."
** In a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_Shxykih1k radio interview]], Music/TomWaits said he loves Beck.
* BonusMaterial:
** Deluxe versions of ''The Information'' included a DVD containing music videos for ''every song on the CD''.
** "Diamond Bollocks" is a bonus track on ''Mutations'' (hidden on the US release but separate on others) because Beck couldn't find a way to fit it in the tracklisting. He described it as "the wayward son at the Thanksgiving dinner who just doesn't really fit in with the family anymore, is the black sheep. So you put him at the end of the table..." Other versions of ''Mutations'' also include bonus material - UK, German and Japanese versions add "Runners Dial Zero", German Limited Edition has "Halo Of Gold" and "Black Balloon" in addition to the usual German tracks, Japanese version has the re-recorded version of "Electric Music And The Summer People" inserted in the main tracklisting.
* BreakthroughHit: "Loser".
* CreatorBacklash:
** "Satan Gave Me a Taco" is one of his more popular early songs. When fans request him to play it live at concerts, he more often than not refuses to play and says he considers it some silly song he wrote in a few minutes that he only expected to perform once and was genuinely surprised at how many people like it.
** He's also been this way with "Loser" and "Debra", feeling they were stupid songs, but continues to play them because his audiences love them (especially "Loser")
* CreatorBreakdown:
** Averted on ''Odelay''--Many of Beck's friends, and later his grandfather had died recently and he had recorded some predictably depressing material with Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf, but shelved it. Instead, he did some upbeat stuff with the Dust Brothers and Caldato. A B-Side that dates from this shelved material, "Brother", is said to be Beck's saddest song. It predates ''Sea Change'' by a number of years.
** In full force on ''Sea Change'', which was inspired by his breakup with his girlfriend.
* MagnumOpusDissonance: He thought "Loser" was mediocre when it was released, but of course it wound up being his BreakthroughHit.
* SimilarlyNamedWorks: Narrowly avoided - "Broken Train", from his 1999 album ''Midnite Vultures'', had the WorkingTitle of "Out Of [[XtremeKoolLetterz Kontrol]]", but he made a different part of the refrain become the TitleDrop because Music/TheChemicalBrothers had released a single called "Out Of '''C'''ontrol" the same year. The change came late enough that early promo copies of ''Midnite Vultures'' still listed it as "Out Of Kontrol".
* ShrugOfGod: Not even Beck can confirm what the actual lyric in the chorus of "Girl" is. The official lyrics simply read "Hey, my... girl" (see IndecipherableLyrics).
* ThrowItIn: Why "Loser" exists. Beck was tooling around in the studio, tried to freestyle, and when it hit him that he couldn't rap, he muttered, "''Soy un perdedor''" ("I'm a loser").
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Beck collaborated with William Orbit on a song called "Feel Good Time", which was going to appear on an Orbit solo album. Somehow the unreleased recording got into the hands of someone involved with licensing music for ''[[Series/CharliesAngels Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle]]'', who wanted to use the song in the film. Beck turned down the offer. In the meantime {{Music/Pink}}, who was slated to record a different song with William Orbit for the soundtrack, also heard "Feel Good Time" and decided she wanted to sing it herself. With Beck's approval, his vocals and guitar were removed from the mix, P!nk's vocals were added, and her version of the song became a hit. The version with Beck's vocals was never officially released, but [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes can be found online]] because William Orbit himself eventually leaked it.

!!The anime/manga: