Beck: "Nausea"

Riding a trashy bass-and-guitar riff that sounds simultaneously bluesy and Radiohead-esque, this single from Beck's upcoming album finds him in free-associating Mellow Gold mode. But while the style isn't novel, the garage-band-in-space sound — clicking, super-syncopated LCD Soundsystem-style percussion, random bleeps and machine noises — breaks new ground for Beck and producer Nigel Godrich. It's not as polished as much of last year's Guero, but it may be more fun.