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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 is… 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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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

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

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

Download Death Grips’ “Niggas On The Moon” Feat. Björk, Half Of A New Album The Powers That B

Death Grips just unleashed half of a new double album, the powers that b. The first installment/disc, "niggas on the moon," features Björk (who they
Scott Lapatine | June 9, 2014 - 12:01 am

Watch Jay Z Play Some “Pagan Poetry” As Björk Attends His Concert On Long Island

Björk has been living in New York for a while now, and if you're in New York and you get a chance to see Jay…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2014 - 12:01 pm

10 Bands Who Banned Photos In 2013

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at…
Chris DeVille | December 26, 2013 - 9:46 am

She & Him Are The Latest Act To Ban Camera Phones Via Patronizing Signage

Camera phones have been interfering with sight lines at concerts for years. Why, it was way back in 2010 that legendary opponents of contemporary culture…
Michael Nelson | July 8, 2013 - 6:49 pm

Debut Turns 20

At this point, Björk has been so esteemed for so long, and she's followed her own muse down so many rabbit holes, that she basically…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2013 - 4:21 pm

The 9 Best Things At Bonnaroo 2013

This year's Bonnaroo curators covered important bases in terms of top-level talent: from iconic boomer-fare like Paul McCartney and Tom Petty, to iconic R&B fare…
Amrit Singh | June 17, 2013 - 11:06 am

Watch Sigur Rós On The Simpsons

Earlier this month, we learned that Sigur Rós would guest on, and provide music for, an episode of The Simpsons entitled “The Saga Of Carl,”…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2013 - 9:02 am

Björk Albums From Worst To Best

We like to talk about artists' contradictory impulses, but with Björk, it's more apt to talk about unities. In a career that's nearing its fourth…
Brad Shoup | February 22, 2013 - 3:50 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don't know if it's a seasonal affective disorder thing or what, but this is the week when almost all the really good videos got…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Björk – “Mutual Core” Video

Björk will soon release her new album bastards, a collection of remixes of songs from her 2011 studio LP Biophilia. And now she's also given…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2012 - 9:30 am

Stream Björk bastards

Next week, Björk will release bastards, a collection of remixes of tracks from her 2011 album Biophilia. We've already heard remixes from Death Grips, El
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Øyafestivalen 2012 In Photos

The always-eclectic Øya collected dozens of big name international acts and local bands to Oslo’s Medieval Park and neighboring clubs over four days last week.
Scott Lapatine | August 14, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Stream Matthew Herbert’s Latest Björk Remixes

UK electronic standout Matthew Herbert is the latest entrant to Björk’s Biophilia remix series, reimagining three tracks utilizing his own spare, deliberate aesthetic (previously, he…
Corban Goble | June 21, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Bon Iver – “Who Is It” (Björk Cover) (iTunes Session)

Bon Iver put out their iTunes Session today, a seven-song live set that's heavy on Bon Iver cuts but that also includes a cover of…
Corban Goble | June 19, 2012 - 9:38 am

Watch Passion Pit Play The 2012 Webby Awards

Last night, during the Webby Awards, a nattily dressed Passion Pit came out (after a Patton Oswalt introduction) to perform their new single "Take A
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2012 - 10:09 am

Björk – “Cosmogony (El Guincho Remix)”

Björk is currently in the midst of releasing a series of remixes in which folks like Death Grips and Current Value rework tracks from her…
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2012 - 4:28 pm
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