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

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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 (five months ago) Permalink

The vespertine live DVD is incredible

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

Which live version of which song?

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

yeah 5 albums would give much more interesting results

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

*revisiting the...

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

FGTI bringing it, just saying

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

no side poll for music videos?

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

Aw, nice to see this in the list:

Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu

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

sweet. soooo many good ones to choose from.

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

Drawing Restraint #9 - fair game?

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

thanks Eric

Got really excited doing the tracks, here's my 30

Come To Me
Play Dead
Enjoy
Hyper-ballad
Possibly Maybe
Isobel
Immature
My Snare/Nature is Ancient
Pagan Poetry
Undo
Pleasure is all mine
So Broken
Sod Off
Stonemilker
Tabula Rasa
Triumph of the heart
Where is the line
Unison
venus as a boy
wanderlust
who is it
it's in our hands
you've been flirting again
joga
unravel
bachelorette
5 years
hidden place
scary
one day

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 20:11 (five months ago) Permalink

my pref for possibly maybe is the telegram version

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 20:12 (five months ago) Permalink

(In general, I think it's bad form to reveal ballots before the results are announced.)

Uppercase (Eric H.), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 20:25 (five months ago) Permalink

Alright fair enough

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 20:33 (five months ago) Permalink

I voted but I realized that I too have not given Biophilia due consideration, will definitely give that a listen.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 20:40 (five months ago) Permalink

i'm gonna listen to biophilia with fgti's post in the back of my head at some point this week

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 21:29 (five months ago) Permalink

someone has a list of her b-sides/rarities? i have all the albums (except Medulla for some reasons) but don't know where to turn to get the remaining stuff.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 22:17 (five months ago) Permalink

All of my mouth was kissing him
Now, into the air, I am missing him
Is this excess texting a blessing?
Two music nerds obsessing

He reminds me of the love in me
I'm celebrating on a vibrancy
Sending each other MP3s
Falling in love to a song

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 22:26 (five months ago) Permalink

i'm gonna listen to biophilia with fgti's post in the back of my head at some point this week

― flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 21:29 (fifty-six minutes ago)

Ditto. Which reminds me, for the remix side-poll consideration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vEjKrP6tOs

etc, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 22:29 (five months ago) Permalink

She tripped me up slightly as we both made our way to the same one-stall unisex loo in a tiny Indian restaurant in West London a coupla years back. She got there first.

piscesx, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 22:42 (five months ago) Permalink

Van Horn Street - Wikipedia has a useful page for this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_recorded_by_Bj%C3%B6rk

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 22:50 (five months ago) Permalink

every single underworld remix of "human behavior" is the best thing i've ever heard

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 23:21 (five months ago) Permalink

I haven't listened to Utopia yet :/ I gotta do that tomorrow

nevertheless, he stopped (flamboyant goon tie included), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 23:28 (five months ago) Permalink

Van Horn Street - Wikipedia has a useful page for this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_recorded_by_Bj%C3%B6rk

― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:50 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Fantastic thanks!

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 01:50 (five months ago) Permalink

Hyperballad is probably my favourite music video ever

I listened through all her B-sides yesterday and Domestica is the real highlight. Sweet Sweet Intuition is pretty good too

ufo, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 04:04 (five months ago) Permalink

i always find "one day" surprisingly narcotic when i hear it. it's easy to forget but it's so good

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 05:17 (five months ago) Permalink

it's more of a standout album track i guess
but "come to me" is one of the very best tracks on debut. i always thought it would have been an amazing single and it's fun to imagine what the debut-era video would have been like

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 05:25 (five months ago) Permalink

I just saw the video for Bachelorette for the first time, not impressed with that, smothers an amazing song in half-baked high concept ideas and fluffs the intro too. Typical Gondry. Best video IMO is All Is Full Of Love, now that's how you match song with visuals.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 07:34 (five months ago) Permalink

it's fun to imagine what the debut-era video would have been like

definitely. it'll be high on my song ballot

Vinnie, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 08:58 (five months ago) Permalink

imo, "One Day" -> "Aeroplane" -> "Come To Me" packages together three gorgeous-but-similar-in-tone songs and weakens the impact of them individually

nevertheless, he stopped (flamboyant goon tie included), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 12:26 (five months ago) Permalink

fyi this is a great source for her remixes, grouped by era

http://www.youtube.com/user/BjorkDisography/playlists

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 13:45 (five months ago) Permalink

b-sides too, it's p comprehensive

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 13:47 (five months ago) Permalink

oh I also made this which afaict is a comprehensive list of all b-sides thru Vespertine

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlHmB5haapzRYVDJ30_ONRAd1_mrKbUCs

anyone who sleeps on her b-sides is canceled

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 13:49 (five months ago) Permalink

We got a word for Eric. Mensch

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

i watched that dvd so many times in high school

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

Reveal starts today with the sidebar polls.

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

violently happy!

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


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