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The Grammys are on a Monday this year. Sunday is Valentine’s Day and Monday is Presidents’ Day, so the Grammy people figured they’d be better off putting the ceremony at the end of the long weekend. And as it turns out, that means music fans don’t have to choose between the Grammys and Martin Scorsese… More »

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 »

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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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A Post About Post

Björk launched Post's kaleidoscopic mix of electronic and dance music, her inimitable voice, and fantastical, personal lyrics into a very different, almost alien post-grunge landscape.
Scott Lapatine | March 28, 2008 - 3:19 pm
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The ‘Gum Drop Volume XXVIII: Hear Dirty Projectors Cover Björk, Win An iPod Nano

On Monday 3/31, we launch Enjoyed, our song-by-song tribute to Björk's Post. (Click here for complete tracklist.) When we asked her about about the 1995…
brandon | March 26, 2008 - 10:04 am
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Dirty Projectors – “Hyperballad”

On Monday 3/31, we launch Enjoyed, our song-by-song tribute to Björk's Post. (Click here for complete tracklist.) When we asked her about about the 1995…
brandon | March 25, 2008 - 1:09 pm
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Björk Talks Tibet And Kosovo, Releases “Wanderlust” Video Stills

"Declare Independence" is undoubtedly one of the best tracks from Volta. Unfortunately, the technically complex Michel Gondry video fails to tap the track's emotional power,…
brandon | March 5, 2008 - 10:16 am
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Stereogum’s 30 Favorite Live Shows Of 2007

We saw a lot of concerts this year! You probably did too, if you're the sort to be checking music blogs on your downtime over
Stereogum | December 23, 2007 - 7:23 pm
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New Björk Video – “Declare Independence”

Well shit, this is pretty great. Michel Gondry tag teams with Björk for the seventh time (and first in a decade, taking it back to…
Stereogum | December 6, 2007 - 9:32 am
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Björk “Declare Independence” Video Preview

After letting a fan conjure the atmosphere for mechanistic, hyper-percussive "Innocence," Björk enlisted old standby Michel Gondry to transform punky, flag-planting Volta standout "Declare Independence"
Stereogum | November 29, 2007 - 10:50 am
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In Case You Missed It: Last Night’s Party (Feat. Radiohead Covering Björk)

So Radiohead hosted a party yesterday (hosted, get it?). Everybody was invited, but not everybody could get in -- or get online, as it were.
Stereogum | November 9, 2007 - 10:07 am
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Foo Fighters, Jon Bon Jovi Get Punched Just Before Eating (And Björk & Charles Barkley Do Iconoclasts)

This week's SNL got off to a rocky start when a cross-eyed and painful-to-watch Ritchie Sambora lost his next-to-only line during host Jon Bon Jovi's…
Stereogum | October 15, 2007 - 10:21 am
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Björk @ Madison Square Garden, NYC 9/24/07

Well we saw Björk's first US show in support of Volta (at Coachella -- SNL doesn't count), so it was particularly symmetrical of…
Stereogum | September 26, 2007 - 12:40 pm
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Update For Cutie, Radiohead, Björk

Slow Fridays are good for one thing: studio progress updates! Although, today has been kind of special as far as non-news studio news goes. So,…
Stereogum | September 7, 2007 - 3:32 pm
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New Björk Video – “Innocence”

There's a winner! Yes indeed, Björk's fan-made video contest has been won by the French duo Fred&Annabelle (their lack of spaces, not ours), whose visually…
Stereogum | August 8, 2007 - 9:40 am
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Voilà, Your Volta Victors

After a sufficient amount of pre-release buzz and chatter, Björk's Volta finally sees release tomorrow, so we figured we'd remind you of that fact by…
Stereogum | May 7, 2007 - 4:16 pm
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Coachella: Björk Lays Early Claim To Set Of Fest

Not that Coachella's a competition ... but of course it is. Who's gonna turn in the show to set tongues wagging (à la…
Stereogum | April 28, 2007 - 3:41 pm
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Your Photoshopped Voltas

Thanks to all who took our Volta Photoshop This! challenge. As always, the graphic designers among you impressed us. Of course we received hundreds of…
Stereogum | April 26, 2007 - 1:00 pm
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New Björk Video – “Earth Intruders”

Björk handed the reins over to French director Michel Ocelot for the first official Volta vid, sorta like a mashup of the "Human Behaviour" forest…
Stereogum | April 20, 2007 - 6:12 pm
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New Björk – “Innocence”

This fan-made vid contest is all the rage these days, eh? Well, the best part about Björk's contest to let you create the video for
Stereogum | April 20, 2007 - 10:30 am
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Make Your Very Own Volta Cover

The viral Volta onslaught wasn't enough to appease Björk fans' appetites and impatience for the record's release, so the photoshop savvy among 'em have taken…
Stereogum | April 17, 2007 - 7:55 pm
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Born Ruffians Cover Grizzly Bear (Studio Version), Ed Droste Reveals His Ideal

Last year we posted about Warp Records' Born Ruffians in-studio performance at KEXP, covering Grizzly Bear's "Knife," giving the standard-in-the-making a pepped-up, jangly-guit R&B shuffle.
Stereogum | April 17, 2007 - 3:23 pm
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