History Music / Bjork

12th Jun '17 2:59:18 PM stuffedninja
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[[caption-width-right:307: Björk wearing her [[IconicOutfit infamous swan dress]] at the Oscars]]

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Björk Guðmundsdóttir (born 21 November 1965) is a woman from UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}} who's famous for several things: Her voice, her weird (but [[CrazyAwesome awesome]]) music, her strange outfits, her unique music videos, her acting in the TearJerker ''Film/DancerInTheDark'', her cool accent, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick her habit of beating up paparazzi]]. From 1986 to 1992, she was in the alternative rock band called ''The Sugarcubes,'' who were the first Icelandic musical act to ''ever'' gain ''any'' sort of success outside of Iceland (mostly in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} UK]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates American]] alternative radio), mostly from the endorsement of beloved Radio 1 DJ/indie tastemaker Creator/JohnPeel. After they broke up, Björk went on to have a more successful, arguably better solo career.

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Björk Guðmundsdóttir (born 21 November 1965) is a woman from UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}} who's famous for several things: Her voice, her weird (but [[CrazyAwesome awesome]]) music, her strange outfits, her unique music videos, her acting in the TearJerker ''Film/DancerInTheDark'', her cool accent, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick her habit of beating up paparazzi]]. From 1986 to 1992, she was in the alternative rock band called ''The Sugarcubes,'' The Sugarcubes, who were the first Icelandic musical act to ''ever'' gain ''any'' sort of success outside of Iceland (mostly in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} UK]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates American]] alternative radio), mostly from the endorsement of beloved Radio 1 DJ/indie tastemaker Creator/JohnPeel. After they broke up, Björk went on to have a more successful, arguably better solo career.
14th Mar '17 6:29:12 AM Shinzakura
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* KryptoniteFactor: Not so much her, but her music: as mentioned above, nearly all of Björk's music is guitarless. One must think her music sheets fear the guitar....
30th Dec '16 6:34:56 PM DavidDelony
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** ''Music/{{Debut}}'' was a departure from her work with The Sugarcubes with its electronica-based sound.
30th Dec '16 6:24:06 PM DavidDelony
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* SurrealMusicVideo: Really, any video of hers.
23rd Dec '16 6:56:26 AM stuffedninja
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* LoonyFan: She was almost the victim of one when he [[Main/YouGotMurder mailed an acid mailbomb along with a tape of him constructing it then]] [[Main/SnuffFilm killing himself]]. The police intercepted the bomb, but the tape...? See CreatorBreakdown above.

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* LoonyFan: She was almost the victim of one when he [[Main/YouGotMurder mailed an acid mailbomb along around 1996 named Ricardo López. He began his obsession with her in 1993, becoming infuriated with her relationship with English DJ Goldie, and over nine months he made a tape video diary musing about her while making a [[YouGotMurder letterbomb rigged with sulfuric acid]] to send to her with intentions of him constructing it then]] [[Main/SnuffFilm killing himself]]. The police intercepted or maiming her. On September 12 of that year, he mailed the bomb, but package to her home before [[SnuffFilm filming his suicide at home]]. After his body and the tape...? See CreatorBreakdown above.evidence of his deeds were found, the package was successfully intercepted. However, López's tapes are still easily accessible on the Internet.
23rd Dec '16 6:49:21 AM stuffedninja
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* AnimatedMusicVideo: "I Miss You." Also, "Pagan Poetry" which was [[MoralGuardians banned by MTV]] for its sexual content even though it was rotoscoped and not all that explicit (and if it were, it's nigh-incomprehensible.)

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* AnimatedMusicVideo: "I Miss You." "
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Also, "Pagan Poetry" which was [[MoralGuardians banned by MTV]] for its sexual content even though it was rotoscoped and not all that explicit (and if it were, it's nigh-incomprehensible.)



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Björk attacked 2 journalists, one in 1996 and one in 2008. You could say this was human behaviour.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Although she seems sweet and innocent, Björk has attacked 2 journalists, one in 1996 and one in 2008. You could say this was human behaviour.2008.



* BigScrewedUpFamily: If she's the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Member]]...

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: If she's the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Member]]...OnlySaneWoman...



* BrokenRecord: ''I love him, I love him, I love him, I love him''... And later on: ''She loves him, she loves him, she loves him, she loves him'' from "Pagan Poetry."

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* BrokenRecord: ''I BrokenRecord:
** "I
love him, I love him, I love him, I love him''... And later on: ''She him" and "She loves him, she loves him, she loves him, she loves him'' him" from "Pagan Poetry."



* CarefulWithThatAxe: "It's Oh So Quiet," and some versions of "Army Of Me" -- particularly her version with music provided by Music/SkunkAnansie, where, nearly three minutes in, she ''flips the fuck out'' and screams the chorus at the top of her lungs, drowning out the band.
* ChangedForTheVideo: The video for "All is Full Of Love" uses the "Radio String Mix" instead of the album version.

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: She screams a ''lot'' in [[{{Irony}} "It's Oh So Quiet," and some Quiet."]]
** Some
versions of "Army Of Me" -- particularly her version with music provided by Music/SkunkAnansie, where, nearly three minutes in, she ''flips the fuck out'' and screams the chorus at the top of her lungs, drowning out the band.
* ChangedForTheVideo: ChangedForTheVideo:
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The video for "All is Full Of Love" uses the "Radio String Mix" instead of the album version.



** Earlier "Stonemilker" video uses the string mix of the song.

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** Earlier The earlier "Stonemilker" video uses the string mix of the song.



* ConceptVideo / NotableMusicVideos / SurrealMusicVideo: Virtually all of her music videos fall under this trope. When she's not a lesbian robot, she's turning an audience into plants, leaving her cat husband to go out partying and then coming back hung over, secreting red thread out of her nipples, travelling on a buffalo in a river with a backpack demon, dressing up as a pinecone and then being attacked by blob thingies, blowing up a museum, or squirting mucus out of her nose and eating it.
** She also made VR music video, and another one that brought us ''inside her mouth''.
* CoverVersion: "It's Oh So Quiet" was first performed in 1951 by comedienne/singer Music/BettyHutton.

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* ConceptVideo / NotableMusicVideos / SurrealMusicVideo: Virtually all of her music videos fall under this trope. When she's not a lesbian robot, she's turning an audience into plants, leaving her cat husband to go out partying and then coming back hung over, secreting red thread out of her nipples, travelling on a buffalo in a river with a backpack demon, dressing up as a pinecone and then being attacked by blob thingies, blowing up a museum, or squirting mucus out of her nose and eating it.
** She
it. Specifically for ''Vulnicura'', she also made a VR music video, video ("Stonemilker"), and another one that brought us ''inside her mouth''.
mouth'' ("Mouth Mantra").
* CoverVersion: CoverVersion:
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"It's Oh So Quiet" was first performed in 1951 by comedienne/singer Music/BettyHutton.



* CoversAlwaysLie: ''Debut'' isn't actually her debut...
* DerangedAnimation: "I Miss You," again.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: ''Debut'' isn't actually her debut...
* DerangedAnimation: The video for "I Miss You," again.You."



* FadingIntoTheNextSong: She seems to start doing this since ''Music/{{Post}}'', with the aggressive beats of "Army of Me" fades into the tranquil strings of "Hyperballad." "Cover Me" also neatly transits to "Headphones."

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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: FadingIntoTheNextSong:
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She seems to start have started doing this since ''Music/{{Post}}'', with the aggressive beats of "Army of Me" fades fading into the tranquil strings of "Hyperballad." "Hyperballad," as well as "Cover Me" also neatly transits to transitioning into "Headphones."



* LyricalDissonance

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* LyricalDissonanceLyricalDissonance:



* NonindicativeName: ''Debut'' isn't actually her debut...



** She recently experienced a vivid compressed version of "Every single fuck" she had together with her lover in "History of Touches".

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** She recently experienced a vivid compressed version of "Every "every single fuck" she had together with her lover in "History of Touches".
22nd Dec '16 7:10:42 AM gewunomox
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[[caption-width-right:307:Björk wearing her [[IconicOutfit infamous swan dress]] at the Oscars]]

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-->-- '''Björk''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75WFTHpOw8Y on her television]].

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-->-- '''Björk''', [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75WFTHpOw8Y on her television]].



* EverythingIsAnInstrument: As of ''Biophilia'', her stage setup includes a ''giant tesla coil''. As a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q8WFtffuaE percussion instrument]].

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* EverythingIsAnInstrument: As of ''Biophilia'', her stage setup includes a ''giant tesla coil''. As a [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q8WFtffuaE percussion instrument]].



* FlyAwayShot: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htobTBlCvUU#t=214 closing shot]] of the "It's Oh So Quiet" music video has her fly away together with the camera.

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* FlyAwayShot: The [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htobTBlCvUU#t=214 com/watch?v=htobTBlCvUU closing shot]] of the "It's Oh So Quiet" music video has her fly away together with the camera.



--> [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bjoerk-to-debut-new-biophilia-songs-at-residency-in-england-20110317 "These performances are a meditation on the relationship between music, nature and technology and will feature live music as well as multimedia elements including installations, performance art and apps for mobile devices. Special instruments [have been] conceived and constructed specifically for these concerts, including custom-built digitally controlled pipe organs, a gamelan-celeste hybrid and a]] ''[[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bjoerk-to-debut-new-biophilia-songs-at-residency-in-england-20110317 30-foot pendulum that harnesses the planet's gravitational pull to create musical patterns.]]''"

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--> [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bjoerk-to-debut-new-biophilia-songs-at-residency-in-england-20110317 "These performances are a meditation on the relationship between music, nature and technology and will feature live music as well as multimedia elements including installations, performance art and apps for mobile devices. Special instruments [have been] conceived and constructed specifically for these concerts, including custom-built digitally controlled pipe organs, a gamelan-celeste hybrid and a]] ''[[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bjoerk-to-debut-new-biophilia-songs-at-residency-in-england-20110317 30-foot ''30-foot pendulum that harnesses the planet's gravitational pull to create musical patterns.]]''"''"



** Also, [[http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bjork/suninmymouth.html "Sun In My Mouth"]] from the same album.

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** Also, [[http://www."[[http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bjork/suninmymouth.html "Sun In Sun in My Mouth"]] Mouth]]" from the same album.
9th Dec '16 2:47:15 PM eroock
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9th Dec '16 2:42:38 PM eroock
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-->--'''Björk''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75WFTHpOw8Y on her television]].

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-->--'''Björk''', -->-- '''Björk''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75WFTHpOw8Y on her television]].


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* RealityWritingBook: The music video for "Bachelorette" revolves around this theme.
9th Dec '16 2:41:30 PM eroock
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'''Björk''' is what happens when you dress a cat in Alexander [=Mc=]Queen, teach it how to type, and use the results for lyrics. OK, not really. But kinda. She is also wonderful.

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'''Björk''' Björk is what happens when you dress a cat in Alexander [=Mc=]Queen, teach it how to type, and use the results for lyrics. OK, not really. But kinda. She is also wonderful.
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