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So in the spirit of staying positive, below are ten examples of artistic risks that did pay off.

Yes, We Like Your New Direction: 10 Artistic ‘Left Turns’ That Worked Out

In the spirit of staying positive, below are ten examples of artistic risks that did pay off.

09/25/2014

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Jenny Lewis Performs ‘Just One of The Guys’ on Fallon, Complete with Dancers in Drag: Watch

Taking a page from the video for the track, which features Kristen Stewart, Brie Larsen and Anne Hathaway and was directed by Ms. Lewis herself, she brought a long a few female dancers wearing tracksuits and mustaches.

07/29/2014

(Autumn de Wilde)

Stream Jenny Lewis’ New Album, ‘The Voyager’

It’s been six years since Jenny Lewis released a proper solo album. While the record isn’t set to drop until July 29, thanks to NPR, you can listen to it a whole week early.

07/21/2014

Arcade Fire was joined by Debbie Harry during their Coachella set. (Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Arcade Fire Overstay Their Welcome to Crowd’s Delight

Day 3 was all about rule breaking for Arcade Fire and Beck, while Lana Del Rey took it as an opportunity to debut her new single.

04/15/2014

(Photo: Peter Hapak)

Beck Turned Down Multiple Requests To Write the ‘Mad Men’ Theme Song

“It’s about ad executives in the ’60s? They’re going to make a show about that? Really? Um, I don’t think so,” he remembers saying. “Yeah, just like the best show ever made!”

02/20/2014

(Peter Hapak/ Columbia Records)

Listen to Beck’s New, Slow Song ‘Waking Light’

Of the new album, Beck says “I think at one point we realized there was nothing faster than 60 BPM.”

02/07/2014

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Listen to Beck Cover John Lennon’s ‘Love’

Beck delivers a torpid and melancholy cover of the John Lennon classic.

01/02/2014

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Vampire Weekend, Beck, Fiona Apple, on Starbucks Covers Compilation

You won’t be seeing this compilation on the rack next to the breath mints and Madeleine cookies for a few months now, but when you do see it at the front of Starbucks, it’ll be pretty enticing.

12/13/2013

Beck (Peter Hapak/ Columbia Records)

Beck Announces New Album ‘Morning Phase’, His First in Over Five Years

After five years of various one-off gigs, large-scale composition projects, covering entire Yanni albums, and writing albums out on sheets of paper, the Beck is back.

10/29/2013

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Beck To Debut New Music In Handful Of Summer Shows

Beck is gearing up to premiere songs from an upcoming acoustic album during a handful of recently announced concerts this summer.

05/02/2013

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