History Music / Bjork

10th May '16 7:10:44 PM Scabbard
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* GenreRoulette - ''Music/{{Debut}}'' and ''Music/{{Post}}'' jump between dance-pop, trip-hop, jazz and other stuff. She's the only primarily electronic artist whose most famous song is a big-band cover.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage - Some of her songs have lines in Icelandic, and a couple are even sung entirely in it. Several tracks on ''Medúlla" have Icelandic titles, too.
* HiddenDepths - [[http://grapevine.is/Author/ReadArticle/Letter-From-Bjork-About-Magma-Energy She has dived]] [[http://grapevine.is/Author/ReadArticle/Bjork-Responds-To-Ross-Beaty-Again into Icelandic politics.]]

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* GenreRoulette - GenreRoulette: ''Music/{{Debut}}'' and ''Music/{{Post}}'' jump between dance-pop, trip-hop, jazz and other stuff. She's the only primarily electronic artist whose most famous song is a big-band cover.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage - GratuitousForeignLanguage: Some of her songs have lines in Icelandic, and a couple are even sung entirely in it. Several tracks on ''Medúlla" have Icelandic titles, too.
* HiddenDepths - HiddenDepths: [[http://grapevine.is/Author/ReadArticle/Letter-From-Bjork-About-Magma-Energy She has dived]] [[http://grapevine.is/Author/ReadArticle/Bjork-Responds-To-Ross-Beaty-Again into Icelandic politics.]]



* {{Instrumentals}} - "Frosti" and "Batabid."

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* {{Instrumentals}} - {{Instrumentals}}: "Frosti" and "Batabid."



* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY - Her name is supposed to rhyme with "jerk" (as opposed to "York", as most English speakers say) when the umlaut is taken into account, and Icelandic speakers don't voice the "B" as loudly as English speakers do. Therefore, a more "accurate" way of pronunciation would be something like "Pyerk".
* LongTitle - "Who Is It (Carry My Joy on the Left, Carry My Pain on the Right)." Also, the remix compilation ''The Best Mixes from the Album Debut For All the People Who Don't Buy White Labels''.
* 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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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY - ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Her name is supposed to rhyme with "jerk" (as opposed to "York", as most English speakers say) when the umlaut is taken into account, and Icelandic speakers don't voice the "B" as loudly as English speakers do. Therefore, a more "accurate" way of pronunciation would be something like "Pyerk".
* LongTitle - LongTitle: "Who Is It (Carry My Joy on the Left, Carry My Pain on the Right)." Also, the remix compilation ''The Best Mixes from the Album Debut For All the People Who Don't Buy White Labels''.
* LoonyFan - 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.



* MamaBear - The reason why Björk attacked a reporter in 1996 was because the reporter stuck a mic in her son's face and started asking him embarrassing questions. Lesson of the story: Don't get near Björk's children.
* MagicalMysteryDoors - Happens once in the museum scene of her clip for ''Army of Me''.
* MusicBoxIntervals - Much of ''Vespertine'', including "Frosti", which is entirely a music box interval.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly - ''Vespertine'' effectively marries classical music with IDM/Glitch and ''Medúlla'' is essentially a capella electronica. Its most notable track is "Triumph of a Heart", an a capella ''dance song''. And [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome it is awesome.]]
* NewSoundAlbum - Björk started out as a unique dance-pop artist. Her albums after ''Debut''... Well...

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* MamaBear - MamaBear: The reason why Björk attacked a reporter in 1996 was because the reporter stuck a mic in her son's face and started asking him embarrassing questions. Lesson of the story: Don't get near Björk's children.
* MagicalMysteryDoors - MagicalMysteryDoors: Happens once in the museum scene of her clip for ''Army of Me''.
* MusicBoxIntervals - MusicBoxIntervals: Much of ''Vespertine'', including "Frosti", which is entirely a music box interval.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly - NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: ''Vespertine'' effectively marries classical music with IDM/Glitch and ''Medúlla'' is essentially a capella electronica. Its most notable track is "Triumph of a Heart", an a capella ''dance song''. And [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome it is awesome.]]
* NewSoundAlbum - NewSoundAlbum: Björk started out as a unique dance-pop artist. Her albums after ''Debut''... Well...



* NonAppearingTitle - A minority of her songs, including "Jóga", "Bachelorette", "Pluto", "Heirloom", "You've Been Flirting Again", "Hyperballad", "Pneumonia", "Domestica", "Frosti", "Batabid", "Ancestors", "Dark Matter", "Moon", "Cosmogony", "Mouth Mantra" and "Lionsong".
* OlderThanTheyLook - It took her decades to stop looking like a teenager, and she still looks pretty youthful for someone pushing 50.
* OneWomanSong - "Isobel".
* OnlySaneWoman - If what she says is true, her family is even weirder than her.
* OrwellianEditor - She named her sophomore album and first primetime album ''Debut'' presumably because of a want to invoke SequelDisplacement for her actual first album which she is presumably [[OldShame not very proud of]].
* PrecisionFStrike - Despite not being a ''fucking'' Buddhist, she can recognize enlightenment.

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* NonAppearingTitle - NonAppearingTitle: A minority of her songs, including "Jóga", "Bachelorette", "Pluto", "Heirloom", "You've Been Flirting Again", "Hyperballad", "Pneumonia", "Domestica", "Frosti", "Batabid", "Ancestors", "Dark Matter", "Moon", "Cosmogony", "Mouth Mantra" and "Lionsong".
* OlderThanTheyLook - OlderThanTheyLook: It took her decades to stop looking like a teenager, and she still looks pretty youthful for someone pushing 50.
* OneWomanSong - OneWomanSong: "Isobel".
* OnlySaneWoman - OnlySaneWoman: If what she says is true, her family is even weirder than her.
* OrwellianEditor - OrwellianEditor: She named her sophomore album and first primetime album ''Debut'' presumably because of a want to invoke SequelDisplacement for her actual first album which she is presumably [[OldShame not very proud of]].
* PrecisionFStrike - PrecisionFStrike: Despite not being a ''fucking'' Buddhist, she can recognize enlightenment.



* ThePowerOfFriendship - "Headphones", "Jóga" and "Who Is It".
* RecycledLyrics - Björk wrote a song called "Bedtime Story" for Music/{{Madonna}}, which used the lyrics "and inside / we're all still wet / longing and yearning" and "and all that you've ever learned / try to forget." Björk reused these lyrics for her own song "Sweet Intuition" (with a variation of the latter lyric -- it became "all that you've learned / try to forget it").
* SerialEscalation - Björk's gonna top everything she has done with a series of concerts that'll promote ''Biophilia''.

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* ThePowerOfFriendship - ThePowerOfFriendship: "Headphones", "Jóga" and "Who Is It".
* RecycledLyrics - RecycledLyrics: Björk wrote a song called "Bedtime Story" for Music/{{Madonna}}, which used the lyrics "and inside / we're all still wet / longing and yearning" and "and all that you've ever learned / try to forget." Björk reused these lyrics for her own song "Sweet Intuition" (with a variation of the latter lyric -- it became "all that you've learned / try to forget it").
* SerialEscalation - SerialEscalation: Björk's gonna top everything she has done with a series of concerts that'll promote ''Biophilia''.



* SingingSimlish - She sometimes sings in a mixture of Icelandic and gibberish or just plain Simlish.
* TheSomethingSong - "The Anchor Song" and "The Comet Song".
* SummonBackupDancers - The video for "It's Oh So Quiet".
* TextlessAlbumCover - Most of her albums fall under this trope.

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* SingingSimlish - SingingSimlish: She sometimes sings in a mixture of Icelandic and gibberish or just plain Simlish.
* TheSomethingSong - TheSomethingSong: "The Anchor Song" and "The Comet Song".
* SummonBackupDancers - SummonBackupDancers: The video for "It's Oh So Quiet".
* TextlessAlbumCover - TextlessAlbumCover: Most of her albums fall under this trope.



* TranquilFury - One would say the whole ''Vulnicura''. Its center track, "Black Lake", also plays this tropes very well.
* [[WidgetSeries Weird Icelandic Thing]] - Hell, she's probably the first thing that comes to mind when Iceland is mentioned...
* WordSaladLyrics - "Pagan Poetry".

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* TranquilFury - TranquilFury: One would say the whole ''Vulnicura''. Its center track, "Black Lake", also plays this tropes very well.
* [[WidgetSeries Weird Icelandic Thing]] - Thing]]: Hell, she's probably the first thing that comes to mind when Iceland is mentioned...
* WordSaladLyrics - WordSaladLyrics: "Pagan Poetry".



* YouGotMurder - Averted. An acid mailbomb sent by a mad stalker was intercepted by the post. The tape detailing it, however...

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* YouGotMurder - YouGotMurder: Averted. An acid mailbomb sent by a mad stalker was intercepted by the post. The tape detailing it, however...
28th Apr '16 7:37:10 AM aye_amber
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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 Music/TheSugarcubes, 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 Music/TheSugarcubes, ''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.
17th Apr '16 5:29:18 AM TheUltYuri
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Björk attacked 2 journalists, one in 1996 and one in 2008. You could say this was [[Music/Debut human behavior]].

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Björk attacked 2 journalists, one in 1996 and one in 2008. You could say this was [[Music/Debut human behavior]].behaviour.
17th Apr '16 5:28:01 AM TheUltYuri
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Björk attacked 2 journalists, one in 1996 and one in 2008. You could say this was [Music/Debut Human Behaviour].

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Björk attacked 2 journalists, one in 1996 and one in 2008. You could say this was [Music/Debut Human Behaviour].[[Music/Debut human behavior]].
17th Apr '16 5:27:26 AM TheUltYuri
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Björk attacked 2 journalists, one in 1996 and one in 2008. You could say this was Human Behaviour.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Björk attacked 2 journalists, one in 1996 and one in 2008. You could say this was [Music/Debut Human Behaviour.Behaviour].
17th Apr '16 5:25:18 AM TheUltYuri
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Björk attacked 2 journalists, one in 1996 and one in 2008. You could say this was [Debut HumanBehaviour].

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Björk attacked 2 journalists, one in 1996 and one in 2008. You could say this was [Debut HumanBehaviour].Human Behaviour.
17th Apr '16 5:24:47 AM TheUltYuri
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Björk attacked 2 journalists, one in 1996 and one in 2008. You could say this was [Debut Human Behaviour].

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Björk attacked 2 journalists, one in 1996 and one in 2008. You could say this was [Debut Human Behaviour].HumanBehaviour].
17th Apr '16 5:23:36 AM TheUltYuri
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Björk attacked 2 journalists, one in 1996 and one in 2008.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Björk attacked 2 journalists, one in 1996 and one in 2008. You could say this was [Debut Human Behaviour].
17th Apr '16 5:20:03 AM TheUltYuri
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Björk attacked 2 journalists, one in 1996 and one in 2008.
6th Apr '16 11:00:19 AM Chariset
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** "Hyperballad" is about the singer imagining herself jumping off a cliff.

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** "Hyperballad" is about the singer throwing things off a cliff, and imagining herself jumping what it would be like to jump off a cliff.too.
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