Year Eligible: 2018
Debut Album: Golden Feelings (1993)
Why He Should Be Inducted: Beck takes risks, damn the torpedoes. He earned himself a double-platinum plaque when he beefed up the hip-hop edge of his earlier hits for his Odelay album in 1996 and got himself a gold with the beautiful bummer trip Sea Change in 2002.
Possible Drama: He has been reclusive in recent years, producing others' records, issuing albums as sheet music and generally avoiding the stage possibly as a result of a spinal injury. But leading up to the release of his most recent LP, Morning Phase, he has decided to get back on the road with 2014 North American tour dates running through June.