Bjork! Thoughts, faves, raves and more!

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    Jun 03, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
    As Bjork prepares to unleash voltaic.png let's celebrate and discuss what we love about her and all her esoteric kookiness!

    She's also featured in the latest issue of Interview:
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    Here is a cover image from Voltaic:
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    Jun 03, 2009 5:04 PM GMT
    I'll start.

    My favorite Bjork song is Possibly Maybe. Specifically the orchestral redo from Family Tree.

    Runner up is Sonnets/Unrealities XI. That one makes me teary-eyed every time.

    Fave Bjork video remains a tie between Violently Happy, Pagan Poetry, and Triumph of a Heart.

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    Jun 03, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
    Most people I know aren't into Medulla. However, I feel that Medulla is a masterpiece and a flawless album.
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    Jun 03, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    Fountains saidMost people I know aren't into Medulla. However, I feel that Medulla is a masterpiece and a flawless album.


    I still listen to Medulla, even though a couple of the songs on there are completely unlistenable. They almost hurt. (I suspect that might be the point.) But the sheer beauty of Show Me Forgiveness and Sonnets/Unrealities XI...just mind boggling.
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    Jun 03, 2009 5:17 PM GMT
    I'd post the Pagan Poetry video for sheer titillation value, but I can't find an unedited version of it.
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    Jun 03, 2009 5:19 PM GMT
    Hmmm this is a hard one she has so many creative videos

    One My favorite Bjork songs is Isobel
    and and It's Not up to you.




    I like a lot of Bjork Remixes as well that some have created over the years.
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    Jun 03, 2009 5:26 PM GMT
    What did everyone think of Volta? I usually listen to a lot of noisy and abrasive music but that album was kind of weird even for me.
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    Jun 03, 2009 5:41 PM GMT

    I was a weird teen and Bjork was the perfect solution to spending all of my nights alone in my room, dressed in black tuxedo pants.

    My personal favorite is Army of Me. The part of the chorus where she says "and if you complain, once more," always helps me push out that last rep or look for the good in a bad moment. She's right, complaining is futile.

    God, the video to that was amazing.

    I also like Bjork because she is very sexy, but her sexiness isn't her. infact she goes out of her way to transmit the art and her ideas. I don't think she cares if she appears sexy, which ofcourse just makes her sexier. I Miss You is another one of my favorites. I felt she parodied "sexy" in that video. made it a comical and rather disturbing thing.

    I like that she does that. The art and the music is all that matters. So many female vocalists sex it up needlessly. Not what we want.

    Unique voice, unique lady, wonderful memories.



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    Jun 03, 2009 5:50 PM GMT
    Fountains saidWhat did everyone think of Volta? I usually listen to a lot of noisy and abrasive music but that album was kind of weird even for me.


    I'll admit...I struggle with Volta. I love love love Declare Independence and Wanderlust. The Timbaland collabs were...just kinda there, although still higher quality than much of what he does, even if what he does works better with more common denominator artist. Another sensation I get when I listen to Volta is that I've heard it all before. Previous Bjork records always leap into a new realm from the previous work. Volta feels static to me. Even Declare Independence is a new version of the fantastic Pluto from Homogenic.

    I think the songwriting is weak, esp on Dull Flame of Desire and My Juvenile.

    And I did NOT like the duets with Anthony. They just didn't gel the way, say, Bjork and Thom Yorke do on I've Seen It All.
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    Jun 03, 2009 5:59 PM GMT
    WolfRain said It's Not up to you.






    I love this song. A rare midtempo/upbeat song from the gloomy, chilly, yet gorgeous Vespertine. Another fav of mine from that one in addition to Pagan Poetry is An Ehco, a Stain.
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    Jun 03, 2009 6:10 PM GMT
    Fountains saidMost people I know aren't into Medulla. However, I feel that Medulla is a masterpiece and a flawless album.



    "Oceania" and "Who is it" were my Favorite songs from Medulla

    Oh and Hunter is one of my Favorite Bjork Video and songs as well. She seems to have lost her mind in this video... i love it.icon_biggrin.gif





    Me and my friend used to sit down and watch her videos and add voice overs to them...good times.
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    Jun 03, 2009 9:28 PM GMT
    I myself am a bit more attracted to Bjork when she was in her Sugarcube faze.
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    Jun 03, 2009 9:47 PM GMT
    she's nuts


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    Jun 03, 2009 9:52 PM GMT
    finally a Bjork forum. lol I love all her shit. but my fave song is Pagan-Poetry. even the remixes by JC Lemay and Paul Oakenfold.
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    Jun 03, 2009 9:52 PM GMT
    btw, her Medulla album was kick ass. Its originality was in its weirdness! lol
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    Jun 03, 2009 9:55 PM GMT
    The Sugarcubes were cool...but I felt she didn't embrace her inner...nature pagan space cadet diva until about Homogenic, which remains my fave overall Bjork CD. Alarm Call, Pluto and All Is Full of Love...just, wow!
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    Jun 03, 2009 10:00 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidThe Sugarcubes were cool...but I felt she didn't embrace her inner...nature pagan space cadet diva until about Homogenic, which remains my fave overall Bjork CD. Alarm Call, Pluto and All Is Full of Love...just, wow!


    Ya that album was the shit. I liked the later remix of All Is Full Of Love better than the album version however. the song Unravel is simply amazing - esp lyrically.
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    Jun 03, 2009 10:06 PM GMT
    This is tough. I have many favorites including: Hyperballad, Joga, Human Behaviour just to name a few. I guess if I had to pick a favorite album I would choose "Debut"
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    Jun 03, 2009 10:14 PM GMT
    I saw her in concert right after Post came out.
    She was playing at First Avenue (the club in Purple Rain)
    She had a set that consisted of trees made out of green garden hoses. She soaked the audience with water and then proceeded to throw buckets of glitter on us in the middle of her act.
    It was hilarious but I had glitter in my shoes and all over my apartment for almost a year. I was in front.

    I love "Unravel' too.

    She was brilliant in Dancer in the Dark, however, after seeing the movie, I just wanted to walk into traffic and die.
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    Jun 03, 2009 10:17 PM GMT
    I think my favorite songs are Hyperballad, along with Isobel, All is Full of Love, and Venus as a Boy. And I agree with other posters on Medulla-beautiful yet i have trouble staying with it. I couldn't hang with Volta. Some of her songs on the Dancer in the Dark soundtrack are so emotional, hard to stay with those, too.

    Looking forward to the new album, though.
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    Jun 03, 2009 10:38 PM GMT
    My favorite Bjork songs are Army of Me and Human Behavior
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    Jun 03, 2009 10:47 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidThe Sugarcubes were cool...but I felt she didn't embrace her inner...nature pagan space cadet diva until about Homogenic, which remains my fave overall Bjork CD. Alarm Call, Pluto and All Is Full of Love...just, wow!


    Agreed, Run. Homogenic is definitely my favorite album of hers. The song Joga from that album gets me every time. Glad to know so many people here love her music. She's a great musician.
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    Jun 03, 2009 10:50 PM GMT


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    Jun 03, 2009 11:00 PM GMT
    Also you have to love her outrageous fashion sense.

    Oceania Dress
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    Swan Dress

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    Bell Dress

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    Jun 03, 2009 11:02 PM GMT
    Poor thing gets picked on for her crazy dresses. LOL remember the movie 'White Chicks'? i was laughing when they both put on swan-dresses. LOL