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The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

I don’t think you can call it the best anything, but the most important music-related moving images this week were the flood of cell-phone videos from outside Hot 97 Summer Jam, where police responded to a fight by closing the show’s doors and then firing tear gas into the crowd. This sort of story i… More »

Here’s something you probably shouldn’t do: Listen to Vulnicura, the shatteringly sad family-breakup album that Björk released earlier this year, back-to-back with Post, the album she dropped 20 years ago tomorrow. Vulnicura is a great album, but it’s not an easy one to hear. It’s harsh and decentered and experimental and feverish and, again, shatteringly… More »

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Björk Weighs In On Spotify Debate

The great Spotify debate rages on, and the latest artist to weigh in is Icelandic fairy queen Björk, who addressed the streaming service in a…
Caitlin White | February 27, 2015 - 10:39 am
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Björk – “NotGet (Lotic Remix)”

Björk co-hosted Tri-Angle Records' Rinse FM podcast last night, and her set included a new remix of her Vulnicura track "NotGet" by Berlin producer Lotic.
Chris DeVille | February 19, 2015 - 10:37 am
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Björk – “Black Lake” Trailer

Working with director Andrew Thomas Huang, Björk has made a short film for "Black Lake," the soul-ripping 10-minute centerpiece from her emotionally heavy new album…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2015 - 11:21 am
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MoMA Details Björk Retrospective Featuring New Immersive Music Film Black Lake

If Björk's wrenching and masterful new album Vulnicura hadn't leaked early, its release would've coincided with the opening of the Museum Of Modern Art's new
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2015 - 10:33 am

Björk Discusses Vulnicura Leak For The First Time

Björk's staggering new album Vulnicura entered the world early thanks to a leak. In a new interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe (via NME),…
Chris DeVille | January 28, 2015 - 1:52 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

As Chris cannily noted in his last The Week In Pop, "the TV-shows-about-the-music-industry industry is booming," even as the music industry itself melts deeper into…
Stereogum | January 23, 2015 - 5:01 pm
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Björk’s Label Details Contentious Dealings Behind Rush Vulnicura Release

Leaks are nothing new, but a lot of big name artists have had albums surface online well ahead of their release dates this year. That…
James Rettig | January 22, 2015 - 7:05 pm
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Premature Evaluation: Björk Vulnicura

When a brilliant artist drops a surprise album out of nowhere, like gold from the sky, it's a cause for celebration: Radiohead ripping through music-busine…
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2015 - 5:14 pm
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Following Leak, Björk’s Vulnicura Is On iTunes Now

Well, this is one way to deal with a leak. Björk's much-anticipated new album Vulnicura wasn't supposed to come out until March, but it leaked
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2015 - 2:47 pm
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Björk’s Vulnicura Leaks Days After Being Announced

Björk's Vulnicura has apparently leaked two months early, which means you can stop watching her reading the nativity story on Icelandic TV as a kid
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2015 - 12:37 pm
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New Björk, New Björk: She’s Playing Intimate NYC Shows In March & April

Björk's new Vulnicura is out in March, and until now the only live appearance she had announced to promote it was New York's early summer…
Chris DeVille | January 16, 2015 - 5:59 pm
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Björk Announces New Album Vulnicura

There's been rumblings about a new Björk album for a while, and tonight she's made it official with a note she shared on her Facebook.
James Rettig | January 13, 2015 - 9:34 pm
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The Haxan Cloak Is Working On The New Björk Album

A few months ago, we got the news that the squiggling mutant trap producer Arca was collaborating with Björk on a new album, her long-awaited…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2015 - 9:39 am
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Watch An 11-Year-Old Björk Tell The Nativity Story On Icelandic TV

In 1976, an 11-year-old Björk participated in a Christmas special for Icelandic TV station RUV in which she read the nativity story while accompanied by…
James Rettig | December 22, 2014 - 11:11 am
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New Björk Album, Feat. Production By Arca, Confirmed For 2015

It’s been three years now since Björk released the skittering, science-inspired album Biophilia, and lately we’ve been hearing rumblings that she’s working on its follow-up.
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2014 - 4:21 pm
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Arca – “Thievery” Video (NSFW)

Arca's new video for "Thievery" is an astounding piece of work, and it effectively does for twerking what Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker" did for late-'90s rap-video…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2014 - 9:27 am
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Lucki Eck$ – “Hidden Place” Video

Last month, one Mixtape Of The Week went to the young Chicago rapper Lucki Eck$ and his transcendently zooted tape Body High. Maybe the greatest…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Watch Björk’s Biophilia Live Trailer

Björk's ambitious Biophilia project has been ongoing since 2011, when the compositions were first released as a series of apps. That was followed up with…
James Rettig | August 14, 2014 - 7:33 pm
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MoMA Announces Björk Retrospective

Björk has long been as much a part of the art world as the music one; she did, after all, end up boo’ed up with…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2014 - 12:10 pm
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Björk Confirms Death Grips Collab: “I Am Thrilled To Be Their ‘Found Object'”

You'll forgive us if we don't automatically take Death Grips at their word. Late last night, the group released niggas on the moon, the first…
Tom Breihan | June 9, 2014 - 1:54 pm
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