HYPERBALLOT: ILM Artist Poll #88 -- Björk Resultsness

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Ballots Received/Number of Elements Receiving Votes

SONGS: 41 ballots; 137 songs
ALBUMS: 37 ballots; 14 albums
VIDEOS: 22 ballots; 24 videos
REMIXES: 15 ballots; 52 remixes
SUGARCUBES: 12 ballots; 16 songs

Today will be the side polls and tomorrow will begin the track countdown.

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 13:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

YES!

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 7 May 2018 13:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

First up ...

ALBUMS

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10. Selmasongs (2000) -- 20 points; 3 votes

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 13:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Great! I've been preparing a bit this weekend, setting beat grids/cue points/etc for a nice playlist of Björk remixes, I'm just waiting for the poll-winners, include those and then I can live mix & record a hopefully halfway decent hour-long mix. Listening to dozens of these remixes, I feel more and more it's a real shame that she abandoned dancefloor oriented material so quickly.

Siegbran, Monday, 7 May 2018 13:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(xpost)
Too low!

Siegbran, Monday, 7 May 2018 13:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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09. Volta (2007) -- 29 points; 4 votes; 1 first-place vote

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 13:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

commendable thread title

I am George III, I went a little cray (rip van wanko), Monday, 7 May 2018 13:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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08. Biophilia (2011) -- 54 points; 8 votes

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 13:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

selmasongs too low though i didn't vote for it in the end

ufo, Monday, 7 May 2018 14:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

So excited for this.

I'm fine with Volta being so low. Definitely her least essential full length album for me.

kitchen person, Monday, 7 May 2018 14:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

time to bookmark!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oooh! Exciting.

These placements feel about right. ie. these three weren't on my ballot at all. :)

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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07. Utopia (2017) -- 56 points; 8 votes

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh, Biophilia criminally too low.

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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06. Vulnicura (2015) -- 123 points; 18 votes

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Biophilia should be higher than Utopia. I'm still waiting for this album to connect beyond a few tracks (Blissing Me, Arisen My Senses and Future Forever being the main highlights). Vulnicura was my number five. Such a gorgeous record.

kitchen person, Monday, 7 May 2018 14:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

agree with Vulnicura ahead of Utopia but ahead of Biophilia too?? damn y'all

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My "too low!" goes to Vulnicura. Still, half of y'all voted for it!

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, there was a clear line between the number of votes 6th place got and 7th place.

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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05. Medúlla (2004) -- 132 points; 17 votes

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh, Biophilia criminally too low.

At least a lot of us gained a new appreciation for it (even if we didn't vote for it), it looked like. And that's really the best part of these polls imo.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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04. Debut (1993) -- 183 points; 24 votes; 2 first-place votes

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

At least a lot of us gained a new appreciation for it (even if we didn't vote for it), it looked like. And that's really the best part of these polls imo.

― change display name (Jordan),

Yeah, that's true. It was really cool to see a positive reaction for Biophilia in the voting thread. I remember being so disappointed when it didn't even make the top 77 albums list in 2011. Speaking of new appreciations, Medulla was a revelation for me when I went back to it before voting. I've always enjoyed it, but I fell for it in a big way over the last few weeks. Ended up putting it as my number three.

kitchen person, Monday, 7 May 2018 14:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm a little surprised Utopia did better than Biophilia

ufo, Monday, 7 May 2018 14:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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03. Post (1995) -- 228 points; 28 votes; 5 first-place votes

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah I enjoyed & listened to Medulla a lot when it came out, but was a little surprised to go back and realize that it's now one of my favorites (and maybe my #1).

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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02. Vespertine (2001) -- 287 points; 33 votes; 12 first-place votes

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01. Homogenic (1997) -- 301 points; 33 votes; 17 first-place votes

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Brief break and then back with Sugarcubes tracks.

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

only 12 voters for Sugarcubes? lol, I woulda voted for my five favorite KUKL tracks given the chance

sleeve, Monday, 7 May 2018 14:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

if y'all haven't heard those records, they are worth your time

sleeve, Monday, 7 May 2018 14:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wow good for Vespertine, my number one

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Monday, 7 May 2018 15:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my albums ranking:
Vespertine
Homogenic
Debut
Post
Vulnicura
SelmaSongs
Medulla
Biophilia
Volta
Utopia

ufo, Monday, 7 May 2018 15:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my album ballot:
Vespertine
Homogenic
Post
Debut
Vulnicura

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Monday, 7 May 2018 15:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Perfect top two! My order:

Homogenic
Vespertine
Medulla
Post
Vulnicura
Debut
Biophilia
Utopia
Volta
SelmaSongs

kitchen person, Monday, 7 May 2018 15:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I guess it's not surprising to still see the eternal divide 92-01 / 04-present in the perceptions of her career. At the same time, I sense a re-appraisal, a few years ago you still had whiners asking when she'd finally return to pop (these people need to be slapped) and beats; now more people reserve a good place for her later work, though it's curious how nobody quite agrees on which. For example, I had a second discovery of Björk at the time of Medulla and Volta, so these two hold a special place for me, Medulla especially but this one really stands alone, I think Volta really defined her later work: all those sound-landscape portraits, and the use of additional instruments (horns on Volta, then strings, then winds). At the same time, I was always cold to Biophilia, which I find too... abstract and cold in its style exercises. I was hoping to see even more points for Vulnicura.
Post and Debut are both unequal, but Debut has a lot of charm, and so does Post, maybe.
I can't deny that Homogenic and Vespertine still tower in her discography, including for me, although for a while Medulla was my official favorite. I still can't decide which I prefer of those two masterpieces, as they're really so different. I certainly wasn't expecting a 17-12 for Homogenic, I'd have imagined Vespertine coming on top actually, because of its sheer orchestrated / atmospheric / post-pop beauty. I guess Homogenic is the all-rounder, while Vespertine is the late night shivers.

Nabozo, Monday, 7 May 2018 15:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Vespertine was my #1 but there was almost nothing separating the top three (Which included Vulnicura)

I should already be asleep but I think I'm going to...stick around for joy.

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Monday, 7 May 2018 15:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(adding to my post: *soundscapes and poetry really developed in Volta, the longer pieces too)
Anyone for a symbolic interpretation of Vespertine's cover ? Right now the swans and rapture are staring at me and striking me as a very unique and defy my thoughts.

Nabozo, Monday, 7 May 2018 15:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Post
Homogenic
Vespertine
Debut
Vulnicura

any of those top 3 could be at the top on any given day, though

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Monday, 7 May 2018 15:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol this was a pretty predictable top 5

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 7 May 2018 15:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Vulnicura almost squeaked in!

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Monday, 7 May 2018 15:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Full album results ...

Homogenic	301	33
Vespertine 287 33
Post 228 28
Debut 183 24
Medúlla 132 17
Vulnicura 123 18
Utopia 56 8
Biophilia 54 8
Volta 29 4
Selmasongs 20 3
Drawing Restraint 9 16 2
Vespertine Live 8 1
Telegram 7 1
Mount Wittenberg Orca 6 1

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 15:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

SUGARCUBES TRACKS

10. Eat the Menu -- 17 points; 2 votes

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 15:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

09. Water -- 20 points; 3 votes

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 15:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(Not going to overwhelm the thread with YT links until we get to music videos, ftr.)

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 15:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I didn't vote in the album poll (was a beyond-the-deadline voter), but Vespertine would've been my number 1. Post was 2 though, so I doubt it would've lead to a switch of those two.

Biggest surprise for is seeing Medúlla so high. Thought it'd place around 7th/8th, certainly not higher than Vulnicura and Biophilia!

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 7 May 2018 15:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

08. Traitor -- 23 points; 3 votes

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 15:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My albums vote

Homogenic
Vespertine
Vulnicura
Medúlla
Mount Wittenberg Orca

Did not vote for Sugarcubes tracks as I only know three. But will check out whatever comes up.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 7 May 2018 16:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

True confession, I've never checked out the Sugarcubes stuff

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 7 May 2018 16:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

search the bonkers string-section remix of "Deus" for sure

sleeve, Monday, 7 May 2018 16:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

07. Walkabout -- 34 points; 5 votes

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 16:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Bjork in her interpreting EE Cummings mode didn't get much love. "Mother Heroic" might be my favorite of the 0-votes tracks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp3S4Vod0yw

And "Sonnets/Unrealities" is amazing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfrPlsgO_vw

I guess "Sun In My Mouth" placed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhYZXhYIZ3Q

Soundslike, Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Ok, "Show Me Forgiveness" is my favorite 0-vote getter. I hope she won't always eschew melody, simply because she's so brilliant at it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=846_dq6iUlQ

Soundslike, Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Top 5 was really similar to the previous singles polls but those are undeniable

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 12 May 2018 06:42 (one week ago) Permalink

My tracks ballot

Cocoon
Desired Constellation
Come to Me
Jóga
Domestica
Pluto
Hyper-ballad
Unravel
Amphibian
Mouth’s Cradle
Alarm Call
I See Who You Are
Scatterheart
So Broken
Undo
5 Years
All is Full of Love
All Neon Like
Bachelorette
Possibly Maybe
Who Is It
Lilith
One Day
The Anchor Song
Headphones
Wanderlust
Heirloom
Immature
You've Been Flirting Again
Aurora

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 12 May 2018 06:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Haha turns out I did vote for Heirloom but it’s way too low in my ballot. Careful ranking would give it a top 10 spot.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 12 May 2018 06:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Been at work since #5, about to click "Click here if you want to load them all" to see what order Hyperballad, Joga, Bachelorette and Pagan Poetry landed in. Excited!

geoffreyess, Saturday, 12 May 2018 07:20 (one week ago) Permalink

I echo everyone's praise for eric, the images were perfect and it's been a great poll.

my ranked ballot:

It's Not Up To You
Joga
Wanderlust
Hidden Place
Hunter
Utopia
Hyperballad
Blissing Me
All Is Full of Love
Bath
Army of Me
Bachelorette
An Echo, A Stain
Unravel
Tabula Rasa
Who Is It (Carry My Joy on the Left, Carry My Pain on the Right)
Triumph of a Heart
Undo
Frosti
Human Behaviour
Cocoon
Where Is The Line
Heirloom
Pagan Poetry
Alarm Call
Isobel
Thunderbolt
Crystalline
Arisen My Senses
Vertabrae by Vertabrae

And albums:

Vespertine
Homogenic
Utopia
Post
Biophilia

ogmor, Saturday, 12 May 2018 09:04 (one week ago) Permalink

also want to rep for bath from drawing restraint, an incredible one off that sounds sort of like charalambides or something, like she's casting a spell

ogmor, Saturday, 12 May 2018 09:08 (one week ago) Permalink

That was brilliant, Eric. Many thanks!

Ha, were we allowed 30 tracks? I should've read the instructions properly; I assumed it was 20 as per. Here are my ballots. The remixes/alt versions should really be seen as an extension of my tracks ballot.

Tracks
01. Hyperballad (Girls Blouse Mix)
02. An Echo A Stain
03. Saint
04. Venus As A Boy
05. Army Of Me
06. My Spine
07. Isobel
08. Black Lake
09. Pagan Poetry
10. It’s Oh So Quiet
11. Jóga
12. Lilith (w/Plaid)
13. The Comet Song
14. Alarm Call
15. Hidden Place
16. The Anchor Song
17. Prayer of the Heart (w/John Tavener, Brodsky Quartet)
18. There's More to Life Than This
19. Undo
20. Play Dead

Remixes / Alternative Versions
1. All Is Full of Love - Howie’s Version
2. Big Time Sensuality (The Fluke Magimix 125bpm)
3. Possibly Maybe (w/Brodsky Quartet live at Union Chapel)
4. Hyperballad (Over The Edge Mix by Outcast)
5. Human Behaviour (Darren Emerson Underworld Mix)

Sugarcubes Tracks
1. Birthday
2. Hit
3. Motorcrash
4. Eat The Menu
5. Traitor (Icelandic)

Jeff W, Saturday, 12 May 2018 09:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Not a lot of love for "Cover Me", I see. Seems to be the only track where I was all on my lonesome. And the least popular post-Sugarcubes album track until Medulla. I have however learned that I have Anne Sofie von Otter for company, of all people!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaG5EW_AHFI

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Saturday, 12 May 2018 10:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Didn't submit a ballot for this, but 'Hyper-Ballad' would have been my #1 anyway.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 12 May 2018 11:28 (one week ago) Permalink

it's been a real pleasure not having you on this thread, so all for the best

sleeve, Saturday, 12 May 2018 13:09 (one week ago) Permalink

i had band practice right when the top five rolled out but this was a great poll with in-cred-ible images, thank u eric

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 12 May 2018 13:31 (one week ago) Permalink

My god that top 10. If I was being churlish I'd say that Pagan Poetry was too high but it's otherwise virtually faultless.

Matt DC, Saturday, 12 May 2018 13:32 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure everything of mine placed.

Hyperballad
Stonemilker
Headphones
Bachelorette
Unravel
Possibly Maybe
All Is Full Of Love
Enjoy
It's Oh So Quiet
All Neon Like
Army of Me
I Miss You
Alarm Call
Isobel
Immature
Joga
Modern Things
5 Years
Pluto
I've Seen It All

incel elgort (cryptosicko), Saturday, 12 May 2018 13:35 (one week ago) Permalink

I agree, that Top 10 is pretty much wall to wall gold. Sleeve, enjoy your FP.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 12 May 2018 14:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Thanks for doing this Eric!

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 12 May 2018 16:11 (one week ago) Permalink

I'll add myself to the Unison of praise for Eric's rollout and images. So many Björks! I spoke of being Björked out on the voting thread, only to start listening to her again almost immediately thereafter. It's been a turbulent relationship! I'd say I've been like a killer whale trapped in a bay, but I might be more like Meester Fly who, having gotten lost some time around Volta, has since emerged from the ointment and started buzzing against the screen in the darkness.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Saturday, 12 May 2018 21:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Re: All is full of love

I've never figured out what string instrument is featured in this, it sounds like plucked harpsichord strings.

Dan - that’s A harpsichord my friend

I don't know for certain what it is, but I'm fairly sure it's not a harpsichord. Sounds much more like a hammered dulcimer.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Sunday, 13 May 2018 06:40 (one week ago) Permalink

It’s a harpsichord according to wikipedia:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Is_Full_of_Love

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 13 May 2018 07:07 (one week ago) Permalink

More accurately: according to whoever wrote the paragraph on this song for a Slant best 90s singles list. No hard evidence in that wiki article.

I still disagree. I can't claim to be an expert on the harpsichord, but I have been listening to harpsichord music regularly for about 15 years, and I've heard recordings of dozens or hundreds of different harpsichords - and the instrument in AIFOL just doesn't sound like one to me. The strings sound as though they're being struck, not plucked, and the inflection and variation in volume I hear are impossible to achieve on a harpsichord. As I said, sounds like a hammered dulcimer. Or a cimbalom. If I'm wrong and the strings are being plucked, then I think it must be some kind of harp, zither, psaltery...

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Sunday, 13 May 2018 08:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Anyway, all this doesn't matter really but the harpsichord comments upthread caused me to listen to this for the first time in years and I felt compelled to inscribe my opinion as a harpsichord enthusiast on this thread.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Sunday, 13 May 2018 08:40 (one week ago) Permalink

It is a sampled kora

nevertheless, he stopped (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, 13 May 2018 14:25 (one week ago) Permalink

It is absolutely not a harpsichord. It may be a harp played near the table but I doubt it. It is such a specifically kora-esque sound that I think it’s almost certainly that instrument

nevertheless, he stopped (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, 13 May 2018 14:27 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmFY97JlHk8

THE KORA IS FUCKIN DOPE

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 13 May 2018 14:29 (one week ago) Permalink

The next 17 tracks, if it had been a full 77 poll:

Pleasure is All Mine
You've Been Flirting Again
Declare Independence
I Go Humble
Future Forever
New World
History of Touches
I See Who You Are
So Broken
Family
Earth Intruders
Tabula Rasa
It's in Our Hands
Gate, The
Storm
Charlene
Atom Dance
― nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Friday, May 11, 2018 5:11 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

would've loved to see "family," though i'm sorta relieved i didn't have the chance to unload on "declare independence" at length

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Sunday, 13 May 2018 14:39 (one week ago) Permalink

don't let them do that to you

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 13 May 2018 14:46 (one week ago) Permalink

five of my votes were in those 17 tracks!

Dan S, Sunday, 13 May 2018 14:52 (one week ago) Permalink

I already unloaded on it in the polling thread

nevertheless, he stopped (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, 13 May 2018 14:55 (one week ago) Permalink

I can't tell what is uglier. When a successful musician writes a song that betrays their corny political views, or the fact that successful musicians will tend to have corny political views in the first place

nevertheless, he stopped (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, 13 May 2018 14:56 (one week ago) Permalink

would pay american currency for a corny political album by successful icelandic musician Björk Guðmundsdóttir

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 13 May 2018 14:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Declare Independence is my least-favourite of all her singles.

Gavin, Leeds, Sunday, 13 May 2018 16:40 (one week ago) Permalink

A side poll I had no intention of doing. Though my answer to that would have been "The Dull Flame of Desire."

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Sunday, 13 May 2018 21:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Poor Volta. The singles, or most of them, are probably the least successful things on it. A brassy mini-album based around "Wanderlust" and the somber middle section etc would be great.

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Monday, 14 May 2018 02:11 (one week ago) Permalink

a long time lurker (well, i did post briefly a few years ago), finally signed up just so that i could submit my ballot but couldn't manage it in time. so before i go back to lurking i just wanted to say how stunned i am that no Mark Bell / LFO mixes were mentioned at all, especially considering how well loved I Go Humble seems to be.

Possibly Maybe Lucy mix which is more devastating than the original (and the original is devastating enough, didn't she say it was the most difficult song for her to write?). then the trio of Bachelorette mixes, Blue/Optimism and this one, which would be my #1, probably:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8TpCBmpn8s

and Hyperballad, Stomp mix / Disco Sync mix and 3am mix is just so achingly beautiful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifSYpW6tLEE

also Come to Me Black Dog remix >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> anything else on The Best Remixes for People.

and sad Charlene and You've been flirting again didn't make it. the turn and the swell of violins in the latter when she sings "give her some time, give her some space", and the anticipation that something wonderful is about to happen, and when you hear it for the first time you're so afraid you'll be disappointed and then Isobel starts...

scanner darkly, Monday, 14 May 2018 03:11 (one week ago) Permalink

damn it, i forgot Verandi. i'm totally in the "vespertine b-sides" camp. the way the voice counters the falling bassline...

surprised (and glad) to see Enjoy and Crying make it - for whatever reason i also always thought that they were neglected and not widely liked tracks (and both were the first tracks i liked on both albums). funny it seems to be a shared perception.

scanner darkly, Monday, 14 May 2018 03:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Last-minute ballot so v.short.

Singles (ranked):

Hidden Place
Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Remix)
Pagan Poetry
Hunter
Play Dead
Venus As A Boy
Domestica
Amphibian
Human Behaviour
Verandi

Remixes (ranked):

Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Remix)
Human Behavour (Speedy J Remix)
Hyperballad (Tee's Freeze Mix)
Dull Flame Of Desire (Modeselektor's Remix for Girls)
Stonemilker (Forest Swords Remix)

Albums (ranked):

Vespertine

etc, Monday, 14 May 2018 08:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Poor Volta. The singles, or most of them, are probably the least successful things on it. A brassy mini-album based around "Wanderlust" and the somber middle section etc would be great.

Yeah I do quite like the album (particularly that stretch in the middle) but Wanderlust is the only one of the singles I can really get behind. Dull Flame of Desire is a slog, Innocence is OK but just feels like an inferior retread of Alarm Call.

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 14 May 2018 09:52 (one week ago) Permalink

My normie ballot, except for my questionable volta stanning --

4 / Bachelorette
1 / Hyperballad
20 / Big Time Sensuality
9 / All is Full of Love
2 / Joga
8 / Hunter
18 / It's Not Up to You
3 / Pagan Poetry
12 / Who Is It
46 / Where Is the Line
Earth Intruders
54 / Lionsong
7 / Venus as a Boy
Pleasure is All Mine
The Dull Flame of Desire
48 / It's Oh So Quiet
5 / Unravel
30 / Enjoy
49 / Violently Happy
10 / Hidden Place
Moon
50 / I've Seen it All
15 / Cocoon
Stígðu Mig
Declare Independence
44 / Wanderlust
22 / All Neon Like
26 / Pluto
13 / Undo
25 / Aurora

challops trap house (Will M.), Monday, 14 May 2018 13:17 (one week ago) Permalink

also thanks for running this eric h! not often i feel knowledgeable enough to jump in on an ILM poll but this was one of them :) and the pictures were BEAUTIFUL!

challops trap house (Will M.), Monday, 14 May 2018 13:18 (one week ago) Permalink

tbh I don't think the top 5 remixes we collectively chose were actually the top 5 remixes; they were just the small handful of remixes that people had heard. IF we all did a deep dive and actually assessed her massive collection of remixes we'd I think certainly have more Mark Bell/LFO stuff.

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 14 May 2018 15:28 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah i only managed to get through the debut/post/homogenic remixes before voting

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 14 May 2018 15:30 (one week ago) Permalink

i love the black dog remix of "come to me" but it's like... the most unsettling version of that song and i think rating it significantly over "anything else on The Best Remixes for People" is a curious choice to say the least

then again i love cheap euphoria

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 14 May 2018 15:32 (one week ago) Permalink

just kinda shortchanges what the other remixes are going for i think

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 14 May 2018 15:34 (one week ago) Permalink

That Mark Bell "Bachelorette" remix is sheen.

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Monday, 14 May 2018 15:36 (one week ago) Permalink

ok so maybe i was a bit too dismissive of the rest of The Best Mixes (and didn't realize Ned wrote the allmusic review for it, just saw it)

but the Black Dog "Come To Me" is the one i immediately turn up when it comes on. if the original is being enveloped in this warm, glowing (yet almost suffocating) blanket of safety then the black dog version is the other end of it, the person to whom the song is addressed, completely surrendered, in a trance of not worrying. which could be seen as unsettling - but that's what the Sabres version is to me, it's the person realizing the suffocating aspect of it.

as for Human Behaviour it's nice but just feels a bit too "Underworld remixes Bjork" by numbers. i'd actually prefer if Sabres remixed it instead! just think of what Weatherall could do with it.

i really wish she had a follow up to The Best Mixes / Telegram, or a singles box set..

scanner darkly, Monday, 14 May 2018 20:09 (one week ago) Permalink

I like the Speedy J remix of Human Behaviour more than the Underworld one. Reminds me of The Shamen, oddly enough.

Siegbran, Monday, 14 May 2018 21:51 (one week ago) Permalink

My ballot; Isobel and Hunter might have placed too high, but Hyperballad was an easy pick for #1.

1. Hyperballad
2. Possibly Maybe
3. Isobel
4. Hunter
5. Enjoy
6. Venus as a Boy
7. History of Touches
8. All Neon Like
9. Army of Me
10. Pluto
11. New World
12. 5 Years
13. It's Oh So Quiet
14. Like Someone in Love
15. Unravel
16. Immature
17. Human Behavior
18. Bachelorette
19. Aurora
20. The Gate
21. Joga
22. Black Lake
23. Arisen My Senses
24. In the Musicals
25. The Modern Things
26. Come to Me
27. Big Time Sensuality
28. Stonemilker
29. Violently Happy
30. Alarm Call

Albums

Homogenic
Post
Vulnicura
Utopia
Debut

octobeard, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 07:45 (one week ago) Permalink


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