Pop-quiz hotshot (sorry)! Name one artist in 2012 who completely defines the current zeitgeist while also manages to stay two steps ahead of the current cultural trends? It’s not anyone you’re thinking of. Lady Gaga’s shtick is growing weary, and let’s face it, is very 2010 anyway. Beyoncé seems to be having a moment as of late, but Queen Bey is too aloof and guarded to ever really connect with a cultural moment. The one artist who has truly been able to do this — and has done so for the past 20 years, is Beck. While not as popular as he was back in his “Loser” days, almost every album of his has both defined its era while also predicting and even creating the current trends. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look…