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2022-10-04 12:21:13 PM  
Why?
 
2022-10-04 12:22:01 PM  
I disagree with nearly every single one of these rankings. Mostly it makes me wonder what people look for in a Björk album. Sadly, I haven't found it since before Vulnicura came out.
 
2022-10-04 12:23:41 PM  
I'm one of those weirdos who loves The Sugarcubes but can take or leave Bjork's solo stuff

The Sugarcubes - Cold Sweat
Youtube y8XVHnNaJOo
 
2022-10-04 12:25:56 PM  

Snapper Carr: I'm one of those weirdos who loves The Sugarcubes but can take or leave Bjork's solo stuff

[YouTube video: The Sugarcubes - Cold Sweat]


I'm the opposite. Not every song is a hit, but she is a constant on my playlists.
 
2022-10-04 12:29:07 PM  
Excuse me while I whip this out....

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2022-10-04 12:30:03 PM  

Kris_Romm: Why?


Don't be such Diva
 
2022-10-04 12:38:24 PM  

Kris_Romm: Why?


Bjause
 
2022-10-04 12:40:22 PM  
The first time Björk met Spanish electronic experimentalist Arca

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2022-10-04 12:41:05 PM  
You said "Bj" three times, subby. Were you trying to summon one?

/I don't think that works. You can't just say "Bj", you've got to say Beetlejuice's full name.
 
2022-10-04 12:45:55 PM  

EdgeRunner: You said "Bj" three times, subby.


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2022-10-04 12:52:13 PM  
Björk impression (Winona Ryder)
Youtube jNbi6guSc5Y
 
2022-10-04 1:13:45 PM  

austerity101: I disagree with nearly every single one of these rankings. Mostly it makes me wonder what people look for in a Björk album. Sadly, I haven't found it since before Vulnicura came out.


I thought that was a solid ranking. I would've swapped Medula and Biophilia but that's picking nits. I haven't really loved any of her stuff since Vespertine but it's always interesting and I'm always there for it.
 
2022-10-04 1:19:10 PM  

capt.snicklefritz: austerity101: I disagree with nearly every single one of these rankings. Mostly it makes me wonder what people look for in a Björk album. Sadly, I haven't found it since before Vulnicura came out.

I thought that was a solid ranking. I would've swapped Medula and Biophilia but that's picking nits. I haven't really loved any of her stuff since Vespertine but it's always interesting and I'm always there for it.


I'll admit I have an unusual perspective because I'm a professional musician and composer. I appreciate that her more recent albums have been very personal and that she's expressing herself more openly; however, I live in a world of avant-garde composers and the further she pushes into the art-music world, the less impressed I am with her. I don't find her lyrics particularly compelling, nor her settings of them; her timbral choices are quite interesting, but for me they lack cohesion and a vernacular.

Yes, I sound pretentious, but have very expensive pieces of paper that say I get to be! In all seriousness, I don't know if there's a way to assess the quality of art critically and academically that isn't going to sound pretentious to most people. *shrug*
 
2022-10-04 1:28:31 PM  
Yes, let's get down to brass tacks about Brant Bjork's albums
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/I think his self-titled one is boring, but Gods and Goddesses was miles better
 
2022-10-04 1:29:12 PM  
So I guess Bjork (1977) is #11?
 
2022-10-04 1:31:22 PM  
Man, for a second my dumb ass got excited we're doing a Brant Bjork thread.
 
2022-10-04 1:37:06 PM  

austerity101: capt.snicklefritz: austerity101: I disagree with nearly every single one of these rankings. Mostly it makes me wonder what people look for in a Björk album. Sadly, I haven't found it since before Vulnicura came out.

I thought that was a solid ranking. I would've swapped Medula and Biophilia but that's picking nits. I haven't really loved any of her stuff since Vespertine but it's always interesting and I'm always there for it.

I'll admit I have an unusual perspective because I'm a professional musician and composer. I appreciate that her more recent albums have been very personal and that she's expressing herself more openly; however, I live in a world of avant-garde composers and the further she pushes into the art-music world, the less impressed I am with her. I don't find her lyrics particularly compelling, nor her settings of them; her timbral choices are quite interesting, but for me they lack cohesion and a vernacular.

Yes, I sound pretentious, but have very expensive pieces of paper that say I get to be! In all seriousness, I don't know if there's a way to assess the quality of art critically and academically that isn't going to sound pretentious to most people. *shrug*


That's a pretty fair assessment. Or at least I think it is since I do not have those pieces of paper.  I've drifted away from her stuff as she's gone deeper and deeper into the art side of art-rock. I generally bounce off the avant-garde stuff outside of like Holly Herndon and Arca, and even those ladies I have to be very much in the right mood for.
 
2022-10-04 1:38:38 PM  

bisi: Man, for a second my dumb ass got excited we're doing a Brant Bjork thread.


well, you and I are...
 
2022-10-04 1:49:10 PM  

mekkab: Yes, let's get down to brass tacks about Brant Bjork's albums
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/I think his self-titled one is boring, but Gods and Goddesses was miles better


jalamanta for me

Low Desert Punk - Brant Bjork
Youtube 7F2sK-x_HFA
 
2022-10-04 2:08:54 PM  

Pfighting Polish: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/jNbi6guSc5Y]


Björk talking about her TV
Youtube 75WFTHpOw8Y


"You should let poets lie to you"

     - Bjork
 
2022-10-04 2:09:34 PM  

Pfighting Polish: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/jNbi6guSc5Y]


Björk talking about her TV
Youtube 75WFTHpOw8Y


"You shouldn't let poets lie to you"

    - Bjork
 
2022-10-04 2:11:50 PM  
Not sure what happened there

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2022-10-04 2:12:50 PM  
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2022-10-04 2:26:35 PM  

mekkab: bisi: Man, for a second my dumb ass got excited we're doing a Brant Bjork thread.

well, you and I are...


Me three. I do prefer BB and the Operators as my favorite of his. The album has some of his choicest jams, IMO.

1."Hinda65"
2."Smarty Pants
3."My Ghettoblaster"
4."Electric Lalli Land"
5."From the Ground Up (We Just Stay the Same)"
6."Cheap Wine"
7."Cocoa Butter"
8."Joey's Radio"
9."Captain Lovestar"
10."Hinda65 (Return Flight)"

Hinda 65 is a groove and a half

Brant Bjork - hinda 65
Youtube m1xq_Te_ByE
 
2022-10-04 2:30:05 PM  

austerity101: capt.snicklefritz: austerity101: I disagree with nearly every single one of these rankings. Mostly it makes me wonder what people look for in a Björk album. Sadly, I haven't found it since before Vulnicura came out.

I thought that was a solid ranking. I would've swapped Medula and Biophilia but that's picking nits. I haven't really loved any of her stuff since Vespertine but it's always interesting and I'm always there for it.

I'll admit I have an unusual perspective because I'm a professional musician and composer. I appreciate that her more recent albums have been very personal and that she's expressing herself more openly; however, I live in a world of avant-garde composers and the further she pushes into the art-music world, the less impressed I am with her. I don't find her lyrics particularly compelling, nor her settings of them; her timbral choices are quite interesting, but for me they lack cohesion and a vernacular.

Yes, I sound pretentious, but have very expensive pieces of paper that say I get to be! In all seriousness, I don't know if there's a way to assess the quality of art critically and academically that isn't going to sound pretentious to most people. *shrug*


i mix and master records, and tour as a multi-instrumentalist. i feel 100% the same way. i listen to a ton of avant-garde & art music on the reg (i was once cast as the Fool in a production of Berg's 'Wozzeck' and have a grip of original Harry Partch vinyl). even for experimental vocal music, Bjork's range pales in comparison to stuff like Ligeti, Yoko Ono and Mike Patton. I think she's super creative and has pushed the boundaries of pop-centric vocal work for filthy casuals, but it just doesn't bear the repeated listens that other outer-ring vocal composers do for me. i feel like i get it fully in one listen. she's really married to common harmonies and static time/tempo in a way that limits possibilities out of the gate.
 
2022-10-04 2:30:15 PM  

austerity101: Mostly it makes me wonder what people look for in a Björk album


In my case? Raw emotion and an occasionally catchy beat or lick.
 
2022-10-04 2:33:54 PM  

eviljimbo: mekkab: Yes, let's get down to brass tacks about Brant Bjork's albums
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/I think his self-titled one is boring, but Gods and Goddesses was miles better

jalamanta for me

[YouTube video: Low Desert Punk - Brant Bjork]


Out of the solo stuff, definitely.
But IMO none of the guys came close to recreating the magic of Kyuss, so I'll have to throw in "Blues for the Red Sun". Probably not the most popular choice, but I think I prefer it over the more polished "Sky Valley".
Plus it has this banger:

Green Machine
Youtube RhaiAEvEiFI
 
2022-10-04 2:35:07 PM  

lostsatellite: austerity101: capt.snicklefritz:


Nothing new, too pop for avant fans, too avant for pop fans
 
2022-10-04 2:40:25 PM  

rudemix: BB and the Operators


Interesting. I'll have to give that album a listen.
It was never on my radar, but I do like the distinct lack of his signature guitar sound (which I get a little satiated with after a while).
 
2022-10-04 2:52:30 PM  
This thread confirms that only twats like Bjork.
 
2022-10-04 2:59:53 PM  

Fart And Smunny: austerity101: Mostly it makes me wonder what people look for in a Björk album

In my case? Raw emotion and an occasionally catchy beat or lick.


That works!

I'm sorry--I reread my post and it sounds way more judgy than I meant it. What I meant was sincere--I'm curious what appeals to people to certain types of music. Rhythm, melody, harmony, lyrics, a good hook. Or something else. Considering my own Björk list would be very different, it seems evident my list of musical priorities is very different from this writer's. And that's OK!
 
2022-10-04 3:01:52 PM  

Porous Horace: This thread confirms that only twats like Bjork.


This proves the opposite
 
2022-10-04 3:04:42 PM  

austerity101: Fart And Smunny: austerity101: Mostly it makes me wonder what people look for in a Björk album

In my case? Raw emotion and an occasionally catchy beat or lick.

That works!

I'm sorry--I reread my post and it sounds way more judgy than I meant it. What I meant was sincere--I'm curious what appeals to people to certain types of music. Rhythm, melody, harmony, lyrics, a good hook. Or something else. Considering my own Björk list would be very different, it seems evident my list of musical priorities is very different from this writer's. And that's OK!


Oh no worries. I am a musical addict, but I never to presume that my tastes and wants of music are universal. I rather enjoy the dynamic and discovery that differing musical tastes among individuals provide, and love discovering new stuff.

I work as a gig musician and dj, these days more occasionally but enough that it occasionally makes me some good extra cash, but am nowhere near the level of the two above, obviously, but I do love what I do. I decided some time around when I stopped doing weekly gigs that I wanted to stop approaching music with judgment, and just to experience everything I could.

One of the best decisions I ever made. Sorry. Definitely a "cool story, sis" moment, but I REALLY love talking music.
 
2022-10-04 3:32:20 PM  

bisi: Plus it has this banger:


they use this for some promo on GImme Metal.  Love it every time it comes up, even if it's just for those few seconds.
 
2022-10-04 3:40:20 PM  
Ew, slideshow.

They got the top 4 right, though.
 
2022-10-04 3:41:20 PM  

Snapper Carr: Not sure what happened there

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You wanted to post this

Elf watching with Hafdis Huld
Youtube EhBqdR1oDyg
09leOe04qDM
 
2022-10-04 3:52:56 PM  

mekkab: bisi: Plus it has this banger:

they use this for some promo on GImme Metal.  Love it every time it comes up, even if it's just for those few seconds.


I saw Kyuss Lives! perform it at Wacken 2011 (ish?).
They didn't really talk or interact with the audience much. But the energy of the performance itself was nuts.
 
2022-10-04 5:12:26 PM  
Post number 1
Homogenized number 2
Yep. Nailed it.

/no one posted the Bjork/ Diddy phone call yet?
 
2022-10-04 7:33:13 PM  

rudemix: I do prefer BB and the Operators


OMG, so much fun!

"Cheap Wine" is like stoner Twee-Pop!!!

/Yes, you have blown my mind, so thank you, sir!
 
2022-10-04 9:28:37 PM  

Snapper Carr: Pfighting Polish: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/jNbi6guSc5Y]

[YouTube video: Björk talking about her TV]

"You should let poets lie to you"

     - Bjork


No touch cathode
 
2022-10-04 11:45:41 PM  
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