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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 – “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 i…
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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Björk – “Moon” Video

Biophilia's release got pushed back a couple of weeks, but here's the clip for "Moon," which is basically an animated version of the album cover.
Corban Goble | September 26, 2011 - 10:36 am
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Björk – “Moon”

Here's a new cut from Björk's high-concept forthcoming LP Biophilia called "Moon," a spare, swirling cut that puts Björk's cascading vocals up front. Previously o…
Corban Goble | August 22, 2011 - 4:38 pm
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Björk – “Virus”

You've heard "Crystalline," "Cosmogony", and those Matthew Herbert remixes, but maybe it's "Virus" that will convince you to spring for the $812 edition of Biophilia.
Amrit Singh | August 8, 2011 - 9:44 am
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Matthew Herbert Remixes Björk

Björk is one of the most remixed artists in my iTunes library, so it's no surprise that Omar Souleyman, Serban Ghenea, and Matthew Herbert have…
Scott Lapatine | August 4, 2011 - 12:11 pm
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Björk’s Biophilia: The $800 Box Set

For the broader pop cultural population, Björk's brilliant musical creativity is surpassed by her eccentric personal brand. Not for nothing, I guess. To wit: Last…
Amrit Singh | August 3, 2011 - 8:12 am
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Björk – “Crystalline” Video

Here's the eye popping first video from Björk's app album Biophilia. It was directed by Michel Gondry on Björk's home planet of Krypton.
Scott Lapatine | July 26, 2011 - 8:24 am
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Bon Iver Covers Björk

Yesterday was Bon Iver Day in Milwaukee and a couple of thousand folks in the city were lucky enough to celebrate with Justin Vernon himself…
Scott Lapatine | July 23, 2011 - 8:41 pm
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Björk – “Cosmogony”

Following "Crystalline," we now have our first listen to "Cosmogony," another track from Björk's forthcoming interactive album/app Biophilia. Take a listen:…
Scott Lapatine | July 18, 2011 - 4:50 pm
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Stereogum Q&A: Björk Talks Biophilia

Biophilia is one of 2011's best releases, even without the Apps, invented instruments, live shows, educational workshops, etc. The songwriting itself is sharp, the feel…
brandon | June 29, 2011 - 11:37 am
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Björk – “Crystalline”

"Crystalline" is the first single from Bjork's Biophilia, the iPad-inspired multi-media LP that will celebrate "how sound works in nature, exploring the infinite expanse of…
Scott Lapatine | June 25, 2011 - 3:17 pm
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