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Tuesday, December 13 2011

The Most Disappointing Albums of 2011

The selections on this list aren't necessarily bad albums -- some actually happen to be among the most critically acclaimed of this year. In some cases, it's just that the albums weren't what fans were expecting, and in others, they were exactly what they were expecting.

Thursday, July 31 2008

The Eccentrics

You need not be popular to break the rules, and you need not be popular to break your own conventions. Sometimes the very best music is being crafted right on the fringes of the mainstream, and it is for that reason that sometimes you will find some of rock music's greatest DETOURS.


Wednesday, May 21 2014

Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté: Toumani & Sidiki

A father and son treat listeners to an album that took 700 years to make and subtly make an important statement about the nature and resilience of culture.

Thursday, January 10 2013

Björk: bastards

Can an album that is just a sample of a larger series of previously released Biophilia have much to add? Surprisingly, the answer is yes.

Sunday, October 9 2011

Björk: Biophilia

Maybe one day app albums will be commonplace or maybe they won't, but, for now, it's enough to know that if it's possible to merge human imagination and artificial intelligence, Björk's working on it.

Sunday, August 23 2009

Björk: Voltaic

While the live-in-studio CD is nice, it feels a little incomplete. Fortunately, the DVD makes up for it with great footage of Björk and her 14-piece ensemble at a raucous concert in Paris.

Wednesday, October 8 2008

Björk: The Dull Flame of Desire

Unfortunately, the majority of this single release is completely disposable.

Björk [10.May.07]
Björk: Volta [6.May.07]
Björk: Medulla [11.Oct.04]
Björk: Post Live [12.Jul.04]
Björk [4.Oct.01]
Björk: Vespertine [27.Aug.01]
Björk: Selmasongs [18.Sep.00]


Friday, October 11 2013

Counterbalance No. 147: Björk's 'Debut'

I could nick a boat and sneak off to this island. I could bring my little ghetto blaster and we could listen to the 147th most acclaimed album of all time. A milestone in Icelandic pop music is this week's Counterbalance.

Wednesday, April 10 2013

Björk Returns to North America This Summer with Her 'Biophilia' Tour

"Even in a career that has constantly tested just how high-concept and avant-garde pop culture can be, Björk’s latest effort to basically invent

Wednesday, March 28 2012

Björk – “Crystalline" (Current Value Remix) (stream)

Björk has a new series of remixes of songs from last year's Biophilia releasing every two weeks, leading up to a CD and vinyl

Monday, May 24 2010

Björk Reveals the Inner Workings of TV (video)

Ever wondered how a television really operates? Well, so has Björk (during Christmas some time in the '90s). Let her guide you through

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