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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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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

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

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

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

Preview Björk’s “Crystalline”

Last month we learned a bit about Biophilia, Björk’s forthcoming multi-media album that will see each of its ten tracks released as an app. (She's…
Scott Lapatine | June 5, 2011 - 7:23 pm

Björk Launches Biophilia Website

Björk’s next “album” Biophilia is a multimedia project that “celebrates how sound works in nature, exploring the infinite expanse of the universe, from planetary systems…
brandon | May 10, 2011 - 10:55 am

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

Björk Covers Joy Division

I "sang" "Love Will Tear Us Apart" at our 2010 staff Holiday party and supposedly sounded like "an Eastern European guy who'd never heard the…
brandon | January 10, 2011 - 12:22 pm

Hear New Björk Song In Alexander McQueen Tribute Film

A previously unreleased Björk song soundtracks Nick Knight's new 3-minute "fashion film" "To Lee, With Love, Nick," a tribute to her friend, the British fashion…
brandon | December 7, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Antony & The Johnsons (Feat. Björk) – “Flétta”

Antony & The Johnsons' fourth album Swanlights is maybe my favorite. From start to finish it has a gorgeous tonal and emotional consistency to it.
brandon | September 16, 2010 - 9:26 am

Robyn – “Hyperballad” (Björk Cover) Live Video…
jessica | August 30, 2010 - 4:51 pm

Björk – “The Comet Song” Video

Björk’s “The Comet Song,” which she wrote with Icelandic author/poet/previous collaborator Sjón, appears in Moomins And The Comet Chase, the 3-D film starring Tove Jansson’s…
brandon | August 23, 2010 - 6:15 pm

Björk Protests Iceland Energy Sale

Björk has returned to her Reykjavik homeland to help halt the sale of an Icelandic power company to Canada's Magma Energy. From…
Scott Lapatine | July 19, 2010 - 4:24 pm

Dirty Projectors & Björk Mount Wittenberg Orca Is Out Now

Following up on last week's announcement of a studio-recorded iteration of the unlikely collaboration between Dirty Projectors and Björk -- initiated by DPs cover of…
Amrit Singh | June 30, 2010 - 9:15 am

Dirty Projectors & Björk Mount Wittenberg Orca Out In One Week: A Letter From Dave Longstreth

Last Spring I asked Björk and Dirty Projectors to perform a benefit show at Housing Works. They said yes. I knew the Projectors thought highly…
brandon | June 23, 2010 - 9:58 am

Rites Of Spring: A Benefit For Haiti

In March of 2009 Björk and Alex Ross and I got together to do an unannounced afternoon DJ set at Housing Works. Our theme was…
brandon | April 8, 2010 - 10:16 am

New Micachu & The Shapes Video – “Turn Me Well”

Mika Levy and her Shapes released one of the best British albums this year -- a debut, no less -- although you wouldn't know that…
Amrit Singh | September 9, 2009 - 11:35 am

Björk & Dirty Projectors @ Housing Works Bookstore, NYC 5/8/09

What started as a mutual admiration uncovered by Dirty Projectors' cover of "Hyperballad" for Enjoyed crystallized into an unforgettable evening of Bitte Björka at Housing…
Amrit Singh | May 11, 2009 - 9:02 am

There Are A Few Remaining Tickets For Björk & Dirty Projectors

The show’s officially sold out, but a very limited amount of tickets were held back and go on sale for $50 at Housing Works Bookstore…
brandon | April 10, 2009 - 10:42 am

New Björk – “Náttúra (Switch Remix)”

In mid-October we posted about Björk's Náttúra," a song that included extremely ambient vocal noises from Thom Yorke and prominent drums from Lightning Bolt and…
brandon | April 9, 2009 - 2:24 pm