Björk

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The 50 best albums of 2022 – 50 to 21
The countdown continues, with shapeshifting soul from Gabriels, the gleefully wonky lyricism of Matty Healy and sleek, 80s pop bangers from Mitski

Safi Bugel, Shaad D'Souza and Laura Snapes

07, Dec, 2022 @9:59 AM

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‘A thrill’: Björk to perform in Australia for first time since 2008 in Perth festival exclusive
Icelandic singer will bring her Cornucopia tour to Western Australia only, playing a purpose-built 5,000 capacity tent

Steve Dow

20, Oct, 2022 @11:00 PM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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‘Björk said it should sound like the Cantina band!’: the enduring influence of Star Wars’ bizarre jazz group
It’s been cited as an inspiration by everyone from Coldplay to Animal Collective. Musicians discuss why one of Star Wars’ most iconic scenes became such a phenomenon

Stevie Chick

03, Oct, 2022 @2:01 PM

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Björk: Fossora review – one of her hardest-hitting albums
The pop auteur’s 10th album deals with the death of her mother and the dawn of new love by digging deep into Dutch techno, bass clarinets and fungi

Kitty Empire

01, Oct, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Brendan Yates of Turnstile’s listening diary: ‘I’ll run to Enya’
The Baltimore hardcore band’s vocalist takes us through his week in listening, which included everything from a 2000s Björk gem to ‘the ultimate R&B anthem’

As told to Shaad D'Souza

30, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Björk: Atopos review – one of the most dramatic left turns of her career
The thrilling first single from the singer’s tenth album is an apocalyptic almost-dance track which pairs experimental techno with pulsing clarinets

Shaad D'Souza

06, Sep, 2022 @12:09 PM

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‘I got really grounded and loved it’: how grief, going home and gabber built Björk’s new album
For Björk’s 10th album, an unexpectedly happy lockdown in Reykjavík, her mother’s death and her youngest child leaving the nest pushed her to consider her roots. ‘I’m a homebody,’ she concluded – as long as the local swimming pool is open

Chal Ravens

19, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Bluedot festival review – Björk shines brightest of all the stars at the observatory
An impassioned set from the Icelandic musician, performing with the Hallé orchestra, crowns a unique weekend of music in the shadow of the Lovell radio telescope

Daniel Dylan Wray

25, Jul, 2022 @12:22 PM

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The Northman review – Robert Eggers’s ambitious, preposterous Viking epic
Understatement is not on the menu as Alexander Skarsgård scorches through a mission of bloody vengeance in this oddly plodding Scandi saga

Mark Kermode

17, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Northman review – Robert Eggers’ brutal vision of vengeance and violence
Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Björk and Anya Taylor-Joy feature in a mesmerisingly outrageous take on the Norse myth that inspired Hamlet

Peter Bradshaw

11, Apr, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Björk: a glorious weirdo who taught me to be proud to be different
I fell headfirst into admiration with Homogenic and each of her albums since has chimed with a turning point in my life

Michael Cragg

24, Mar, 2021 @8:09 AM

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