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In putting this week’s list together, I thought about including the video with Michelle Obama rapping about how you should go to college. It’s not on the list, and I didn’t omit it because it’s not a music video. It actually totally is a music video. I didn’t include it because (1) it’s corny as… More »

This time last year we were perturbed with the Grammys for generating a slate of 2015 nominees that honored a bunch of mediocre white musicians at the expense of black excellence. Even within the bizarre and outmoded musical value system that is the Grammys, it felt like a regression. So it’s especially surprising that the… More »

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going to be a fool’s errand. And it’s true. We always agonize over our year-end lists, but we agonized harder over this one than we usually do. There are albums that… More »

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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
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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
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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
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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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Death Grips Remix Björk

Teased a week ago, Sacramento punk-rap outfit Death Grips' contributions to Björk's Biophilia remix project have surfaced. Head below to hear pummeling remixes of "Thunderbolt"
Corban Goble | April 24, 2012 - 5:20 pm
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Death Grips – “I’ve Seen Footage” Video, Björk Remixes Preview

Sacramento punk-rap clarion-callers Death Grips are gearing up to release their improbable major-label debut The Money Store, and now they've got a video for blaring…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2012 - 4:51 pm
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Björk – “Solstice (Current Value Remix)”

Drum 'n' bass producer Current Value reworks Björk's "Solstice" in a fashion similar to the way he did "Crystalline" a few weeks back, instilling a…
Corban Goble | April 17, 2012 - 10:41 am

Björk – “Crystalline (Current Value Remix)”

Björk is launching a series of remixes, in which heavy hitters like These New Puritans, Death Grips, El Guincho, and Matthew Herbert will take on…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2012 - 4:06 pm
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Björk – “Hollow” Video

Björk doesn't appear in the video for her pulsing, orchestral Biophilia song "Hollow" -- or, if she does, it's an image of Björk magnified so…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2012 - 11:05 am

Watch SNL Parody M.I.A., Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel hosted SNL over the weekend with musical guest Karmin (I won't even get into that) and overall, she did a pretty nice job.
Corban Goble | February 13, 2012 - 9:29 am
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Björk Visits Colbert

If you're going to walk into The Colbert Report with a giant red Brillo-pad wig on, you should expect to become a target. When Björk…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2012 - 8:51 am
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Björk To Appear On The Colbert Report Tonight

DVR alert! As previously reported, Björk will bring her Biophilia live show, which blew Scott and Amrit's minds in Iceland last year, to New York…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2012 - 1:07 pm
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Biophilia Coming To NYC

Björk has just announced a ten-night New York City extravaganza around her multi-format song-cycle Biophilia. This will probably be substantially similar to the David Attenborough-narrated/24-member…
Amrit Singh | January 5, 2012 - 3:56 pm
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Björk Does “Crystalline” On Jools Holland

Björk hasn't exactly been giving the full-court promotional press to her new album Biophilia. But she did recently make an increasingly rare TV visit, showing…
Tom Breihan | November 23, 2011 - 8:53 am
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Björk – “Thunderbolt” Video

Before we proceed, please be clear that this is no Michel Gondry studio affair but rather a sheerly live video. But given how few have…
Amrit Singh | November 3, 2011 - 11:06 am
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Iceland Airwaves 2011 In Words And Photos

Last week, from Wednesday until Sunday, Reykjavik, Iceland hosted its annual Airwaves festival. It's an urban festival and a hell of a party, with the…
Amrit Singh | October 17, 2011 - 8:22 am
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Stream Björk Biophilia

We still don't know too much about all the iPad-based extramusical content associated with Biophilia, the new album from Björk. But the album itself is…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2011 - 2:28 pm
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Premature Evaluation: Björk Biophilia

Every Björk album has some sort of overarching concept that also serves as an attention-grabbing hook -- the Feminist World Warrior album, the A Capella…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2011 - 11:02 am
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