1. "Where It's At"
Album: Odelay Year: 1996
A conglomeration of genres, "Where It's At" is the quintessential Beck track, representing the musician's fearlessness in blurring the lines between musical forms and using experimentation as an endless exercise. Sure, there's an album version of the song, but if you listen to Beck play it live, it'll often stray from the Odelay edition. The song is essentially amorphous, using vocal samples, scratching, guitars, and other blends of hip-hop and garage rock to create a prog-genre all its own. In a sense, "Where It's At," may be a descendent of Paul's Boutique-era Beastie Boys, or even Run-DMC, but you'll never mistake as the work of anyone other than Beck.