Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bjork


Bjork is awesome.  I like most of her older stuff.  I became a fan when I first heard her song Isobel on the radio around 1994 I think.  Isobel is from her second album, named Post.  If you've heard anything of Bjork, you've probably heard her song It's Oh So Quiet, from the same album.  It's video ran on MTV quite often when it came out.  Obviously this is old music if I'm talking about actual music videos running on MTV.  

After finding the song Isobel and her 2nd album, I went back and listened to her first album, Debut, and realized I'd heard her song Human Behavior from her first album on the radio before.  I didn't like it at first, but it grew on me as did the rest of the album.

After Post, Bjork released a remix album named Telegram.  I think I've listened to this album the most out of any of her albums.  Telegram is composed of remixes and b-sides from her album Post.  Without trying to figure out the specific types of music they are remixed into, I'd have to say the best description is 'noise.'  It may sound like noise at first, but if you give it a chance, most of the remixes are quite well developed and very nice to listen to.

Her next album, Homogenic, was ok.  I liked Joga and a few of the other songs were ok, but this is pretty much where I stopped following Bjork.  She hasn't released anything since this that I've really cared to listen to.  Maybe I've grown out of it.  I still come back to her songs now and again though, especially Isobel and anything on Telegram.

Here are a couple videos I've picked as favorites:

Bjork - Isobel (Performed live in Tokyo)


Bjork - Cover me (Dillinja Mix)

19 comments:

  1. Usually, i can't take much of this at a time. but I really like the second song you posted, Cover Me. haven't heard that before.

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  2. I love her voice and style.

    And I have great respect for her anarcho stuff she did in early 80s or whatever it is.

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  3. @Erika Yeah, I'd forgotten about KUKL. I'd meant to mention the Sugarcubes as well. Maybe in a future post.

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  4. Is Bjork asian? I'm always wondered

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  5. I've never been very big into Bjork, but I like your post!

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  6. Yes I love Bjork, she's a great singer. Her best song, IMO, by far is Unravel.

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  7. did you know that bjork was almost killed with a mail bomb?

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  8. She's gone a bit off the wall musically (she was always that way otherwise) in recent years, but she's a quality, always original performer and artist.

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  9. I never "got" Bjork, but I've been looking for something new to listen to. This will beit.

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  10. my sister used to be a big fan of bjork but i never really listened to her (bjork that is, though i suppose i could say the same for my sister). i may give her a listen now though. thanks

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  11. I enjoy bjork once in a while. Also, your profile pic got my attention haha. I loved Final Fantasy Tactics.

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  12. She did things her own way, you have to respect her for that

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  13. Saw Bjork play live in 2008, good times

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