YMMV: Björk

  • Alternate Character Interpretation/Love It or Hate It: Try to find someone who thinks Björk has an average voice, decent lyrics and an unremarkable fashion style. Go ahead, try.
  • Awesome Art: As horrifying as "I Miss You" is, you have to admit that it's a very cool video. It helps that it was directed by John Kricfalusi.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: The video for "Pagan Poetry" from Vespertine sticks out in memory because it features rotoscoped scenes of Björk and Matthew Barney having unsimulated sex. The piercings are also hard to forget.
  • Broken Base/Contested Sequel: Some find Volta, and to a lesser extent Biophilia, to be too "difficult" and/or "self-indulgent". For others, this have been the case since the Darker and Edgier Homogenic. And no, attempting to discuss this anywhere is not a good idea.
  • Covered Up: Her song "It's Oh So Quiet" is a cover of the less well-known Betty Hutton song, "Blow a Fuse".
  • Crazy Awesome
  • Creepy Awesome: See Nightmare Fuel below.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: While in China for a tour, she performed "Declare Independence," and screamed, "Tibet! Tibet!" multiple times... Naturally, she's not welcome back into the country.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome:
    • She made an album that's mostly a capella. What have you done?
      • She made what can best be described as a capella techno. What can you do?
    • Her epic songs are this. "Hyperballad", "Jóga", "Bachelorette", "I've Seen It All", "Wanderlust" and others are just breathtaking.
    • "Army Of Me" has an entire album dedicated to covers and remixes. People are still hooked on it so long after it got released. It was even used in Sucker Punch for a key scene.
    • And, of course, "It's Oh So Quiet". "WOOOOOOW BAM!!!"
  • Heartwarming Moment: "Venus As A Boy".
    • "My Juvenile", a song she wrote for her son Sindri, definitely counts.
  • Magnum Opus: Opinions on what it is vary greatly, but critics seem to prefer Debut and Post, while fans seem to prefer Homogenic or Vespertine (though there is overlap in these opinions).
  • Makes Just as Much Sense in Context: The origin of the "I Should Buy A Boat Cat" mentioned below.
  • Memetic Mutation: The "Triumph of a Heart" video provided the internet with the I Should Buy A Boat Cat.
    • This gif was also quite popular with her fanbase on tumblr.
  • Never Live It Down: The swan dress and the 1996 paparazzi incident (further paparazzi beatdowns go unnoticed).
  • Nightmare Fuel: Has its own page now.
  • Painful Rhyme: In "The Comet Song", Björk rhymes "comet" with "dammit".
  • Squick
    • All the videos from Vespertine.
      • To elaborate: "Hidden Place"'s video is a close-up shot of Björk's face as a colorful mucus run through her eyes, nose and mouth. "Pagan Poetry"'s controversial video is a highly stylized sex tape of herself and her partner with a bonus at the end as half-naked Björk expresses herself in front of the camera with her body all pierced with pearl. "Cocoon"'s shows Björk in a 'naked' bodysuit playing with red thread extruding from her nipples with a few of squicky shots.
    • The "Cocoon" single cover.
  • Signature Song - "It's Oh So Quiet", "Hyperballad", "Army of Me", and "All Is Full of Love".
    • If you look closely, you can see she have her signature song for every album since they have their own personality:
      • Debut - "Human Behavior'' and "Big Time Sensuality" (particularly its video)
      • Post - "Army of Me", "Hyperballad" and "It's Oh So Quiet" are competing for the top spot.
      • Homogenic - "Joga", "Bachelorette" and "All Is Full Of Love".
      • Vespertine - "Pagan Poetry". "Hidden Place" and "Generous Palmstroke" are also not far behind.
      • Medúlla - Probably her most underrated album. People's favourites seem to be "Who Is It" and "Where Is The Line" with "Pleasure Is All Mine" and "Mouth's Cradle" as the runner-up.
      • Volta - "Earth Intruders" and "Declare Independence".
      • Biophilia - "Crystalline" and "Mutual Core".
      • Vulnicura - The 10 minute long "Black Lake" was widely praised by critics and quickly became a fan favourite, along with songs like "History of Touches" and "Stonemilker".
  • Tear Jerker
    • On February 11, 2010, her longtime friend and collaborator Lee Alexander McQueen committed suicide. Björk performed "Gloomy Sunday" in his memorial. If this isn't enough to make you a teary mess, the performance itself will be.
    • The movie Dancer in the Dark, especially the ending.
    • "I've Seen It All", "Pneumonia", "Unravel", and "Mother Heroic".
    • "Pagan Poetry" should also qualify for a lot of people who don't find it to be Nightmare Fuel. Or maybe you find it to be both.
    • "Jóga" could fill this too.
    • "Possibly Maybe" is rather depressing as well.
    • The whole Vulnicura, especially "Black Lake".
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: Compounding that she was married to the artist who made these films, and they collaborated and starred in another film (she also did the soundtrack).
  • Uncanny Valley: The robots in the "All Is Full Of Love" video.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: All her music and music videos are surreal.
  • Win Back the Crowd: After Medúlla, the political Volta and nature-centered Biophilia didn't quite live up to the expectations of both critics and her fans (the former kind of lacking in delicacy and too avant-garde for the 'return-to-pop-roots' album, while the latter does not flow well and, to some, was nearly incomprehensible.). Then came the raw, emotional Vulnicura which garnered both critical acclaim and the praise from her fans.