POLL Neon Like -- ILM artist poll #88 -- BJÖRK (voting open until April 27, 2018)

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lowercase (eric), Monday, 9 April 2018 14:04 (four months ago) Permalink

also fuckin same xp to euler

lowercase (eric), Monday, 9 April 2018 14:04 (four months ago) Permalink

venus as a poll

mookieproof, Monday, 9 April 2018 14:33 (four months ago) Permalink

It's POLL So Quiet

Uppercase (Eric H.), Monday, 9 April 2018 14:39 (four months ago) Permalink

Oh! One I actually want to get involved in.

chap, Monday, 9 April 2018 15:04 (four months ago) Permalink

i got so obsessed with bjork in high school and college that i never listen to her anymore so i think i'm going to participate in this poll if only for the prospect of me getting excited about her again

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 9 April 2018 15:36 (four months ago) Permalink

Can we include telegram and remixes? The plaid remix of all is full of love is dope

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Monday, 9 April 2018 15:39 (four months ago) Permalink

Sorry just read initial post -overly tired

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Monday, 9 April 2018 15:43 (four months ago) Permalink

Yesss Brad please be on board!

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 9 April 2018 15:46 (four months ago) Permalink

I expect participation from every single gaylxor.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Monday, 9 April 2018 15:49 (four months ago) Permalink

(That was not directed in response to anyone in particular, for the record.)

Uppercase (Eric H.), Monday, 9 April 2018 15:50 (four months ago) Permalink

Can we vote for tracks from this?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2b/Bjork%2C1977%2CFront.jpg

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 9 April 2018 15:54 (four months ago) Permalink

Surely, and Gling-glo too.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Monday, 9 April 2018 15:59 (four months ago) Permalink

And maybe whatever's on Family Tree.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Monday, 9 April 2018 17:10 (four months ago) Permalink

So remixes no, but guest lead vocals on other artists' tracks yes?

chap, Monday, 9 April 2018 17:12 (four months ago) Permalink

Sure.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Monday, 9 April 2018 17:12 (four months ago) Permalink

I also burned out on Bjork and haven't cared since 2004, although I've given the last two albums a dutiful listen.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2018 17:13 (four months ago) Permalink

I fear that my own ballot will be almost exclusively pulled from two albums from the 90s, though my #1 might actually be something far more current.

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Monday, 9 April 2018 17:23 (four months ago) Permalink

excited to dive back into her catalogue and to give proper attention to stuff that's eluded me (mostly Medulla, the one that was an app, and the Debut, somehow)

stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Monday, 9 April 2018 17:24 (four months ago) Permalink

Play dead is essential from the debut. Not sure why it’s left off some editions

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Monday, 9 April 2018 17:28 (four months ago) Permalink

It will def be a struggle for me not to include every last track from one specific '90s album, but I think I'll manage.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Monday, 9 April 2018 17:34 (four months ago) Permalink

super excited for this, her first four albums are all classic.

Play Dead was a bonus track on reissues of Debut, it was originally recorded for The Young Americans soundtrack. it is completely essential though yeah

ufo, Monday, 9 April 2018 19:27 (four months ago) Permalink

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 9 April 2018 20:01 (four months ago) Permalink

so versions on the live albums also count as the regular track?

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 9 April 2018 20:09 (four months ago) Permalink

The vespertine live DVD is incredible

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Monday, 9 April 2018 20:14 (four months ago) Permalink

Which live version of which song?

Uppercase (Eric H.), Monday, 9 April 2018 20:38 (four months ago) Permalink

girl i don't know yet there are so many!!!

xp this guy I met in Philly several years ago and stayed in touch with just mailed me some stuff he was getting rid of and when I opened it this morning it wound up being 5 BJORK DVDS, one of which is Vespertine live!

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 9 April 2018 20:41 (four months ago) Permalink

Wait

Only three albums?

So it's like Homogenic by a country mile, Post somewhere behind that, and then the only suspense is whether Vespertine or Debut makes #3, and zero votes for everything else?

Not speaking ill of the rest of her catalogue

But I think consensus on Björk's "finest albums" is such that you might open up the ballot to five albums, or up to ten or something

nevertheless, he stopped (flamboyant goon tie included), Monday, 9 April 2018 21:37 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah 5 albums would give much more interesting results

ufo, Monday, 9 April 2018 21:41 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm sending five w/e

I feel like I have different ears for different eras of Bjork, I adore shit like "Hollow" and "An Echo, A Stain" but don't know where to place them amongst all the poppy fun stuff

nevertheless, he stopped (flamboyant goon tie included), Monday, 9 April 2018 21:48 (four months ago) Permalink

I have no idea how I'm going to rank most of the second half of Vespertine because I love it as a suite all flowing together but as individual tracks I have no idea

ufo, Monday, 9 April 2018 21:56 (four months ago) Permalink

have been planning on revisiting to the whole discography before voting, but so far I can't stop listening to Venus as a Boy

Dan S, Monday, 9 April 2018 22:01 (four months ago) Permalink

*revisiting the...

Dan S, Monday, 9 April 2018 22:02 (four months ago) Permalink

FGTI bringing it, just saying

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 9 April 2018 22:24 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm looking forward to this. But...any chance of >1 Sugarcubes selection per ballot? :)

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 02:30 (four months ago) Permalink

I’m fine with however much enthusiasm people want to offer in their ballots. I’ve as of yet received only one ballot, so for the side polls, let’s say up to five on all three.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 02:35 (four months ago) Permalink

Good call imo, I think both albums and Sugarcubes will have a more interesting list with 5 votes

Vinnie, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:57 (four months ago) Permalink

no side poll for music videos?

stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 17:17 (four months ago) Permalink

Aw, nice to see this in the list:

Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 17:27 (four months ago) Permalink

x/p jeez, I hadn't even thought of that! Going to get a mod to amend the first post to include that too.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 17:33 (four months ago) Permalink

sweet. soooo many good ones to choose from.

stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 17:43 (four months ago) Permalink

Drawing Restraint #9 - fair game?

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 18:18 (four months ago) Permalink

Man

The past 24 hours has been mostly me realizing that Biophilia might be one of the best albums ever made, and maybe her best album (if I were to divest myself of my teenage attachment to her early stuff)

nevertheless, he stopped (flamboyant goon tie included), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 18:22 (four months ago) Permalink

whoa

i have to admit i did not take well to biophilia the first time around, but i will give it another good shot

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 18:24 (four months ago) Permalink

i love that kind of overnight mindblown experience though, there's nothing like it

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 18:24 (four months ago) Permalink

Conceptually I can't think of a more daring and overwrought album-- an instrument built for every song!-- sonically it's so diverse and interesting, there's never a wasted moment-- and like, I've always thought that Bjork had been dividing her time between "traditional pop songs" and "chamber music hybridism" for her entire career, and this entire album of successful no-holds-barred 'art song' just really blows my mind that it exists

She literally had simultaneously booked a recording studio, a 3D-film production house, an team to make the app, and people building the instruments-- that album essentially bankrupted her and it was entirely worth it imo

nevertheless, he stopped (flamboyant goon tie included), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 18:26 (four months ago) Permalink

Like if you remove the experience of listening to it from the context of "this woman recorded 'Joga'", let go of your desire for hooks or fun or whatever you got from those early albums, then it is completely, completely insane that it exists

nevertheless, he stopped (flamboyant goon tie included), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 18:28 (four months ago) Permalink

If I were to pick one single post-Vespertine album, I pick Biophilia.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 18:43 (four months ago) Permalink

Eric, forgive me if this is a dumb question but are the main poll tracks supposed to be ordered by favourite? That's tough

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 18:49 (four months ago) Permalink

They don't have to be. If you want to just submit 30 unranked titles, that's fine too.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 19:11 (four months ago) Permalink

Were you thinking about Karl's cat?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:33 (three months ago) Permalink

lmao

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:36 (three months ago) Permalink

It’s the winner in past bjork singles polls so maybe?

BJORK SINGLES POLL (debut-vespertine)

Bjork singles

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 3 May 2018 17:48 (three months ago) Permalink

🤐

Uppercase (Eric H.), Thursday, 3 May 2018 17:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Weird how Bachelorette is a favorite over Joga, I don’t think it’s even in my top 5 for Homogenic.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 3 May 2018 17:53 (three months ago) Permalink

If there was ever a consensus pick to make me happy it’s easily Hyper-Ballad.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 3 May 2018 18:06 (three months ago) Permalink

unravel is my fave bjork song ever fuiud

"our love in a ball of yarn"

done and dusted (Ross), Thursday, 3 May 2018 18:09 (three months ago) Permalink

this ballot roll out makes me nervous i've neglected a genius bjork track just cuz there's so many

done and dusted (Ross), Thursday, 3 May 2018 18:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Weird how Bachelorette is a favorite over Joga, I don’t think it’s even in my top 5 for Homogenic.

I love Bachelorette but also agree with this.

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 3 May 2018 18:18 (three months ago) Permalink

this ballot roll out makes me nervous i've neglected a genius bjork track just cuz there's so many

― done and dusted (Ross), Thursday, May 3, 2018 2:12 PM (sixteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I started my ballot with the notion that she has about 60 songs that deserved a mention.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 3 May 2018 18:30 (three months ago) Permalink

this ballot roll out makes me nervous i've neglected a genius bjork track just cuz there's so many

― done and dusted (Ross), Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:12 PM (seventeen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

don't worry, you have.`

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 3 May 2018 18:31 (three months ago) Permalink

lol

done and dusted (Ross), Thursday, 3 May 2018 18:36 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm sure I could find 30 Björk songs to put in front of Hyperballad. Post is also one of my least favorite albums in her career (and yet it's still rather good).
Anyway I missed this poll so I won't have to lose mental energy over ranking her songs.
Some that would feature in my ballot would definitely include: Human Behaviour, Venus as a Boy, The Anchor Song, Army of Me, Isobel, Joga, Unravel, All Neon Like, Immature, All is Full of Love (single), Hidden Place, Cocoon, It's not Up to You, Undo, Pagan Poetry, Sun in my mouth, Heirloom, Unison, Vokuro, Who is it, Desired Constellation, Ancestors, Mouth's Cradle, Triumph of the Heart, Earth Intruders, I see who you are, Vertebrae by Vertebrae, Not Get, Atom Dance, Utopia.
+ Play Dead, A Generous Palmstroke (live with the harpist), Charlene. And to nominate one remix: Crystalline by Current value.
Well, I think it's already over 30. I think at the moment my official favoritest Björk song is still Hidden Place.

Nabozo, Friday, 4 May 2018 08:24 (three months ago) Permalink

and if the poll organizer wants to include my late unranked ballot (I know ilm is nice like that sometimes), I substract The Anchor Song, Army of Me and Unison back to make it 30 exactly (not counting the current value remix either).

Nabozo, Friday, 4 May 2018 08:30 (three months ago) Permalink

and since I'm at it: 1) Homogenic 2) Vespertine 3) Medulla 4) Debut 5) Volta (6) Vulnicura 7) Post 8) Utopia 9) Biophilia)

Nabozo, Friday, 4 May 2018 08:33 (three months ago) Permalink

and to make it 4, I've gone through the thread and haven't seen the remix I mentioned, and maybe it's not too known, crank it up because it slays
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruIj7glvxwA
(to pair with that beat-drop facebook video... what was that btw)

Nabozo, Friday, 4 May 2018 08:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Nabozo, if you can put that in the form of an email, I'll let your ballot slip in. I'm not revealing until next week.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Friday, 4 May 2018 12:39 (three months ago) Permalink

Alternatively, if you just want me to count all 30 of those as "unranked," I can do that too.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Friday, 4 May 2018 12:52 (three months ago) Permalink

Nevermind, I saw you indicated "unranked." Will add you to the mix.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Friday, 4 May 2018 13:09 (three months ago) Permalink

Thank you ! Robot french kisses to you.

Nabozo, Friday, 4 May 2018 13:43 (three months ago) Permalink

By the way, my most recent listen to Volta was not unpleasant.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Friday, 4 May 2018 14:35 (three months ago) Permalink

I was reading a similar poll on another site from a few years back and they were very keen on Volta overall. I had never heard it before last month, was very keen at first but went off it a bit, only one track was in my final ballot

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 4 May 2018 14:54 (three months ago) Permalink

We got a word for Eric. Mensch

Tosser full of secrets (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 15:44 (three months ago) Permalink

for some reason i was just listening to hyperballad while i was looking at the song title Bela Lugosi's Dead and... am I crazy that i am kinda hearing one in the other? I mean JUST the intro tho

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 4 May 2018 19:25 (three months ago) Permalink

Waiting for the poll results and listening to a tracks that never really stuck with me. And coming across "Foot Soldier," I'm thinking that's one of the first examples of a Bjork track that vocally is entirely made up of the the "auto-Bjork-isms" phenomenon that mars a lot of her later work. No meter, no rhyme, mostly stock melodic phrasings (swooping from a low to higher note repeatedly), etc. It's weird, because the b-sides of that era are otherwise some of her more melodically compelling work (i.e. "Generous Palmstroke," "Domestica," etc.)?

For comparison:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fztSz0Y1I9U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYjyaEABkt0

Soundslike, Sunday, 6 May 2018 19:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Fuck I’m watching the Greatest Hits DVD for the first time and I’ve seen like less than half of these before, I wish I did this a week ago

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 7 May 2018 03:41 (three months ago) Permalink

i watched that dvd so many times in high school

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 7 May 2018 04:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Reveal starts today with the sidebar polls.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Monday, 7 May 2018 12:13 (three months ago) Permalink

violently happy!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 7 May 2018 12:50 (three months ago) Permalink


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