Any Bjork fans in the house?

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    May 01, 2008 11:16 PM GMT
    I loved this chick back when she was with the Sugarcubes and think she's a great artist! Though I'm of the opinion that she's lost her mind as of late, she remains quite facinating and musically complex (bordering on esoteric these days). Any opinions on her work or albums, gents? icon_smile.gif

    (IMHO, Post is her best complete album with Selmasongs behind that...Homogenic is no.3.)
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    May 02, 2008 12:02 AM GMT
    Bjork runs 4th on my list after Madonna, Prince and Ella Fitzgerald. I love her voice. Especially when she sings - she more often wails. But her cover of Gloomy Sunday - a Billie Holiday staple - is weep worthy.

    IMHO - Homogenic is her best disc - a wonderful blending of her dance floor sounds and her musical school training, with some punk anarchy thrown in. That's followed by Medulla, which I find challenging, genius, creepy and an exercise in wonderfully indulgent creative thought/expression. I'm also fond of Telegram, the remix CD of her first 2 discs. Some incredibly inventive stuff on that one. One of my remaining goals is to see her in concert.
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    May 02, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    i prefer her with the sugarcubes by far (seen them in concert) but i do like her solo stuff too
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    May 02, 2008 12:09 AM GMT
    i sent this link to someone a while ago -
    again, my apologies for not remembering how to
    make it a clickable link (if anyone would like to refresh my memory, id' be eternally grateful!).


    http://media.ghostrobot.net/7020_wanderlust.html
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    May 02, 2008 12:16 AM GMT
    RunintheCity saidBjork runs 4th on my list after Madonna, Prince and Ella Fitzgerald. I love her voice. Especially when she sings - she more often wails. But her cover of Gloomy Sunday - a Billie Holiday staple - is weep worthy.

    IMHO - Homogenic is her best disc - a wonderful blending of her dance floor sounds and her musical school training, with some punk anarchy thrown in. That's followed by Medulla, which I find challenging, genius, creepy and an exercise in wonderfully indulgent creative thought/expression. I'm also fond of Telegram, the remix CD of her first 2 discs. Some incredibly inventive stuff on that one. One of my remaining goals is to see her in concert.


    Bjork? Is that the gal who dressed up like a bird on the Oscars?

    Strange people, these Icelanders.
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    May 02, 2008 12:18 AM GMT
    jprichva said

    Bjork? Is that the gal who dressed up like a bird on the Oscars?

    Strange people, these Icelanders.


    That's the gal.
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    May 02, 2008 1:36 AM GMT
    She has done a lot of work with one of my favorite avant-garde musicians, Robert Wyatt. She is popularizing so many things musicians like John Cale, Nico, Brian Eno, The Residents, Caotain Beefhart, and Robert Wyatt have done, bringing them into the popular ear unlike anyone since the Velvet Underground.
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    May 02, 2008 1:38 AM GMT
    I have to say that I really respect individuals who achieve syntheses of multiple art forms. The two most salient examples of this I can think of are David Bowie and Björk.
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    May 02, 2008 2:01 AM GMT
    My ex was a Björk fan. I posted this little video on his MySpace just to give him a ribbing:
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    May 02, 2008 2:17 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidShe has done a lot of work with one of my favorite avant-garde musicians, Robert Wyatt. She is popularizing so many things musicians like John Cale, Nico, Brian Eno, The Residents, Caotain Beefhart, and Robert Wyatt have done, bringing them into the popular ear unlike anyone since the Velvet Underground.

    Antony Hegarty is on her latest CD, "Volta."

    I <3 Bjork and Antony too.

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    May 02, 2008 2:32 AM GMT
    Hyperballad and Hunter are two of my favorite tracks of hers. I also really love the Dancer in the Dark soundtrack, although the movie was a bit too dark to really enjoy as much...
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    May 02, 2008 3:24 AM GMT
    She's awesome! Love her from Sugarcubes up to now!icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 02, 2008 3:27 AM GMT
    I love her. She's great and has such awesome videos and songs. Been a fan since the Sugarcubes.

    I love Venus as a Boy, Army of Me, Joga, Hyper-Ballad, and my all time favorie Play Dead.

    She's got a great and rather unique voice and singing style. Definately one of a kind and the way she uses instruments ia phenominal.
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    May 02, 2008 4:07 AM GMT
    If you like Bjork's music, you'll thoroughly enjoy her videos, as well, which were compiled on a DVD titled Bjork: Greatest Hits Volumen 1993-2003.

    I was captivated with her from the moment I first heard The Sugarcubes' "Birthday" on MTV's 120 Minutes. A Miami commercial radio station played the song, too, a few weeks later, mocking her voice and calling it the worst song ever recorded. The station's long gone... but Bjork's still showin' them how it's done.


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    May 02, 2008 4:15 AM GMT
    Paradigm_Shift saidHyperballad and Hunter are two of my favorite tracks of hers. I also really love the Dancer in the Dark soundtrack, although the movie was a bit too dark to really enjoy as much...


    a BIT too dark? I'm surprised everyone who saw it didn't go out and immediately slit their wrists.
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    May 02, 2008 4:42 AM GMT
    She's definately awesome. I even love her movie.
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    May 04, 2008 3:43 PM GMT
    I considered Bjork as a 'phase' I went through. I never got her anymore beyond Homogenic. I'm still a fan, though.
    Ever heard of her "Downtown" cover? Endearing.
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    May 06, 2008 2:21 AM GMT
    Hey there...


    is this "Downtown" cover any relation to Neil Young's Downtown?

    just curious.

    -Scott S.
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    May 06, 2008 2:25 AM GMT
    Paradigm_Shift saidHyperballad and Hunter are two of my favorite tracks of hers. I also really love the Dancer in the Dark soundtrack, although the movie was a bit too dark to really enjoy as much...


    I was with Dancer in the Dark up until she..well, you knows. Not because I think there should always be a happy ending, but dammit, she didn't do it!

    Her duet with Thom Yorke from that soundtrack - I've Seen It All - is fantastic songwriting.

    I also like Unison, the closing track from Vespertine.
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    May 06, 2008 2:27 AM GMT
    zimatar said
    Ever heard of her "Downtown" cover? Endearing.


    I've never heard that!
    Is it an official release or a fan bootleg?
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    May 06, 2008 2:32 AM GMT
    Weird that I'd read this topic tonight...I was at the gym today and a Bjork song came on the radio that I haven't heard in years. I don't know the name of it, but it has a "big band" sort of sound. Anyone know the song I'm talking about...and the name of it?
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    May 06, 2008 2:33 AM GMT
    "It's Oh So Quiet" from Post.

    it's. oh. so quiet
    it'a oh. so still
    you're all alone
    and so peaceful until...

    you fall in love
    zing boom
    the sky up above
    zing boom
    is caving in
    wow bam
    you've never been so nuts about a guy
    you wanna laugh you wanna cry
    you cross your heart and hope to die

    'til it's over and then
    it's nice and quiet
    but soon again
    starts another big riot

    you blow a fuse
    zing boom
    the devil cuts loose
    zing boom
    so what's the use
    wow bam
    of falling in love

    it's. oh. so quiet
    it's. oh. so still
    you're all alone
    and so peaceful until...

    you ring the bell
    bim bam
    you shout and you yell
    hi ho ho
    you broke the spell
    gee. this is swell you almost have a fit
    this guy is "gorge" and i got hit
    there's no mistake this is it

    'til it's over and then
    it's nice and quiet
    but soon again
    starts another big riot

    you blow a fuse
    zing boom
    the devil cuts loose
    zing boom
    so what's the use
    wow bam
    of falling in love

    the sky caves in
    the devil cuts loose
    you blow blow blow blow blow your fuse
    when you've fallen in love

    ssshhhhhh...
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    May 06, 2008 2:34 AM GMT
    THAT'S IT! Thanks!
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    May 13, 2008 2:43 PM GMT
    RunintheCity said[quote][cite]zimatar said[/cite]
    Ever heard of her "Downtown" cover? Endearing.

    I've never heard that!
    Is it an official release or a fan bootleg?[/quote]

    FAN BOOTLEG!!! I got it on mp3...
    much to the amazement of unsuspecting fans in the arena or wherever she was playing then!
    "When you're alone, and life is making you lonely
    You can always go... Downtown"
    WHICH --dig this--- WAS MESHED WITH "IT'S OH SO QUIET"!!!

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    May 13, 2008 2:59 PM GMT
    I like Bjork, because she has a knack for accessorizing the live fowl she wears, even if she is all butterfingers when trying to carry her golden egg purse.
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