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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Cheaper Björk & Dirty Projectors Tickets Available Via Lottery

We told you about the Björk and Dirty Projectors collaboration taking place on May 8th at Housing Works. On 4/15, a very limited number of…
brandon | March 31, 2009 - 12:28 pm
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Live From Home: Björk With Dirty Projectors

We'll pass along the rest of the information soon, but for now we wanted to announce the most relevant details because we're excited (and tired…
brandon | March 26, 2009 - 4:43 pm
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TV On The Radio, Lonely Island, Fake Björk Liven Up Saturday Night

This week's SNL featured music guest TV On The Radio and host The Mean Guy In Wedding Crashers. Over the course of "Golden Age" and…
Amrit Singh | February 9, 2009 - 12:25 pm
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New Björk (Feat. Thom Yorke) – “Nattura”

Björk sounds great on her new single "Nattura." Thom Yorke (that guy from Radiohead) adds smeary, windy way-ambient backing vocals, but the most prominent ingredient…
brandon | October 14, 2008 - 9:35 am
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New Björk (Feat. Antony Hegarty) Video – “The Dull Flame Of Desire”

If you recall, there was a fan-made video contest for Björk's "Innocence." Well, turns out there was more than one winner: The contest's three runners…
brandon | September 15, 2008 - 10:03 am
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Björk Suggests Journalists Look At Album Credits, Their Own Latent Sexism

In a note titled "Time To Put It Right," Björk sets the record straight about who did what on Vespertine. She posted the message at…
brandon | August 25, 2008 - 9:08 am
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Björk

Icelandic musician Björk is known for her distinctive, pristine voice, unique fashion sense, eclectic compositional sense, visionary videos, and unique collaborations. …
jim | July 16, 2008 - 6:07 am

Sigur Rós & Björk Join In Serving Iceland Some “Gobbledigook”

Saturday in Reykjavik saw a convergence of four of the world's greatest things -- Sigur Rós, Björk, National Geographic, and free -- for a Náttúra…
Amrit Singh | June 30, 2008 - 9:36 am
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Stream The Björk/Sigur Rós Show, Live From Iceland

Björk and Sigur Rós are playing a free, open-air concert tomorrow at the Botanical Garden on Laugavegur in Reykjavik, 7-10pm GMT (3-6PM EST). They're "raising…
brandon | June 27, 2008 - 11:19 am
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Tomorrow Is Record Store Day

When's the last time you want to an actual record store? Like where you have to walk through a door and can't just click "download"?
brandon | April 18, 2008 - 4:16 pm
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ENJOYED: The Reviews Are In!

It's entirely possible you don't check Stereogum as often as we do, so drag your mouse to this link and click to download our tribute
Amrit Singh | April 2, 2008 - 6:04 pm
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New Björk Video – “Wanderlust”

On this most Björk-y of days, Iceland's favorite daughter is also premiering her video for Volta's "Wanderlust." We've mentioned it previously, offering a few stills…
brandon | March 31, 2008 - 11:34 am
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Stereogum Presents… Enjoyed: A Tribute To Björk’s Post

Stereogum's complete 12-track Enjoyed comp is live and ready to be downloaded (for free). Yep, 12. Because No Age cooked up an excellent alternate take…
brandon | March 31, 2008 - 9:16 am

Björk: The Stereogum Interview

We first caught up with Björk via email while she was in Australia as part of her Volta tour. Later, we did a couple follow…
Scott Lapatine | March 28, 2008 - 4:06 pm
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