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Interview by Ben Thompson, ES, September 2000

THE VIEW FROM the roof garden of Björk's penthouse suite at New York's elegant Soho Grand hotel is almost too much to take in at ...

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Rock From Reykjavik: Behold Bjork and her Sugarcubes

Interview by Gerrie Lim, Exposure, September 1988

THEY COME FROM a land of ice and snow, where volcanic peaks and photogenic glaciers surround settlements given to fish factories and sundry cottage industries, ...

The Sugarcubes: 'World Domination or Die!'

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, October 1989

Such is the manifesto of Iceland's Sykurmolar, internationally more familiar as The Sugarcubes. And to this end they have invested funds from their rapidly increasing ...

808 State, N-Joi: G-Mex, Manchester

Live Review by John Robb, Sounds, March 1991

THE RETURN to G-Mex, the core combat zone of the Manchester thing, could have been disturbing. Like, is there a thing going on anymore? The ...

Björk: Debut

Review by Simon Reynolds, New York Times, The, August 1992

The singer Björk has gone solo, as some devotees always felt she should. ...

Björk: A Quiet Storm

Interview by Simon Witter, Sunday Times Magazine, February 1993

A brief interview piece from early '93, just before her album Debut came out. Nobody, least of all her, had any idea how huge it ...

Björk

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Vox, June 1993

With Icelandic indie stadium-fillers The Sugarcubes on seemingly permanent hold, singer Bjork Gudmundsdottir launches her solo career this month with a single, ‘Human Behaviour’. She ...

Björk: Debut (Elektra)

Review by Tom Graves, Rolling Stone, September 1993

MONTHS BEFORE the Sugar Cubes' first album debuted in the United States, a heavy buzz began to circulate about the group's lead singer, Björk. ...

Björk Gudmundsdottir's Record Collection

Interview by Martin Aston, Q, October 1993

DOWN THE concrete steps, round the back and to the left, you'll find Björk Gudmundsdottir's comfortably compact and bijou new residence, on the cusp of ...

Björk: Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, January 1994

LAST TIME I SAW BJÖRK ON STAGE SHE WAS WITH THE Sugarcubes and I didn’t really see her at all: either Einar the Irritating or ...

PJ Harvey, Björk, and Tori Amos: Hips. Lips. Tits. Power.

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, May 1994

Well, would you spill their pint? In the last 18 months, Polly Harvey, Björk, and Tori Amos have rogered the charts with their special brew ...

Björk: An International Word

Interview by Andrew Smith, Ray Gun, May 1995

HER HOUSE is set back from the street, on a wide avenue in Maida Vale. A pair of imposing, wrought iron security gates shield it ...

Björk: Post

Review by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, June 1995

POP IS BACK, rock is dead (again). That, at any rate, is one conclusion we could draw from the success of Bjork Gudmundsdottir. ...

The Always Uncjorked Björk

Interview by Jon Savage, Interview, June 1995

POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS in a studio high above Covent Garden, Björk is exactly like her image – a little taller, perhaps, but everything else is ...

Björk: Björking Girl

Interview by David Bennun, Melody Maker, June 1995

NOW HERE'S what you know
 about Björk. She's tiny, elfin, mad as a rabbit, childish, arty, trendy and Icelandic. ...

Björk: Post

Review by Andy Gill, Q, July 1995

HAVING EFFECTED the transition from cult figure to '90s style object with the universally popular Debut, Björk Gundmundsdottir's Post finds her and producer Nellee Hooper ...

Venus As A Joy: Björk: SFX City Theatre, Dublin

Live Review by Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, July 1995

"SIX YEARS AGO," gasps Björk in her decidedly over-affected five-year-old-geisha-girl voice, "I was here in this very room with Sugarcubes. Nostalgic but true. Thank you, ...

Björk: All Together Now

Interview by Stuart Maconie, Q, September 1995

ICELAND, OR Lydvelid Island to give it its native name, is the westernmost state of Europe. It is a land of magnificent geo-physical architecture; three ...

Call Of The Wild: Bjork

Interview by Lucy O'Brien, Vox, October 1995

Bjork hasn’t let two years of critical kudos and VIP bullshit go to her head. As she heads out on a major world tour, VOX ...

Bjork: Love Her or Loathe Her?

Comment by Barney Hoskyns, New Woman, Spring 1996

THERE SEEMS TO be a bit of a backlash against Bjork Gudmundsdottir, but God knows why. From every angle she strikes me as a thrilling ...

Post-Post: Bjork goes Homogenic

Interview by Paul Gorman, Music Week, 1997

"I LOVE MY job sometimes," cackles Bjork down the line from Miami. ...

Bjork: Homogenic (One Little Indian)

Review by Chris Ingham, MOJO, October 1997

JUST HOW good is Bjork? Artists appearing fully-formed, uncompromisingly individual, interesting but often disturbingly idiosyncratic – think of Thelonious Monk or even Kate Bush – ...

Björk

Profile and Interview by Ben Thompson, MOJO, November 1997

THE RICKETY HAMMERSMITH RESIDENCE WHICH houses TFI Friday’s dressing rooms is an alarming place to find yourself, and not just because there’s a chance of ...

Bjork: Homogenic (One Little Indian)

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 1997

HUMAN BEHAVIOUR being what it is, I've already heard half a dozen journalists declaring this, Bjork's third solo album, to be no great shakes. I'm ...

Björk: Dancer In the Dark

Interview by David Toop, bjork.com, 2000

"I STILL HAVE so much music in my head," said Maurice Ravel. "I haven't said anything yet, and I have still so much to say." ...

Björk: Cash For Questions

Interview by Lucy O'Brien, Q, October 2000

Miraculously, nothing in the postbag about elves or smoked auk; instead it was journo-bashing, fan-suicides and Goldie's "teeth" all the way for the Palme d'Or-winning ...

Bjork: Selmasongs; PJ Harvey: Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

Review by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

OUTSIDE OF Kid A, Thom Yorke made two significant cameo appearances in A.D. 2000. Both were on albums by dark, "difficult" women who’ve spearheaded change ...

Björk: The Last Great Pop Star

Interview by Nick Coleman, Independent, The, August 2001

She thumps reporters, wears funny clothes and thinks she was born in the wrong century. Now she's made an album about her kitchen. Nick Coleman ...

Björk: Super Fairy Animal

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, October 2001

SHE'S NOT A bit how you'd think she'd be. From the public persona of song and video, you might reasonably expect effervescence, an explosive extravagance ...

“In England they think I'm one of the Teletubbies”: Björk

Interview by Paul Lester, Guardian, The, October 2002

Björk looks back on two decades of music, fame and scrapping with the media. ...

Björk

Interview by Sheryl Garratt, Word, The, July 2003

"I LOVE HIM, I love him, I love him, I love him/ This time, I'm gonna keep it to myself." Björk is swaying as she ...

Björk: 'This Time It's Intuition Only – No Brain, Please'

Interview by Robert Sandall, Daily Telegraph, August 2004

Icelandic singer Björk has made a compelling new album that contains not a single musical instrument and is named after the Latin for 'marrow'. Robert ...

Déjà Entendu: Björk

Comment by Marc Weingarten, slate.com, September 2004

BJÖRK HAS A KNACK for making records that don't sound like anyone else's. With each new offering—from 1993's Debut, an album that roamed freely through ...

Björk: Medúlla (One Little Indian)

Review by Jude Rogers, Word, The, October 2004

Stark spirituals, tortured hymns and schizophrenic requiems: Medúlla sees our favourite Icelander at her most ethereally eccentric ...

Losing My Origin: Björk's 20-Year Voyage Into the Musical Unknown

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, eMusic.com, July 2007

I HAVE A ten-year-old son who loves OutKast and Kanye West but recoils in horror when I play favourite albums by Kate Bush or Mary ...

Björk: Army Of She

Interview by Ken Scrudato, Filter, August 2007

COMES A TIME in every girl's life where she's got to reach for the trigger and take aim at the motherfuckers (usually mostly guys) who ...

Björk Week on The Lipster

Interview by Jude Rogers, Lipster, The, March 2008

BACK IN OCTOBER last year, in the misty early days of The Lipster, I e-mailed Björk's publicist, telling him about the plans for our website, ...

Björk: Independence Day

Interview by Jude Rogers, New Statesman, March 2008

Independence Day: Björk's cry of "Tibet, Tibet" at a recent concert in Shanghai pre-empted the riots in Lhasa and outraged the Chinese authorities. It was ...

Bjork: Biophilia (One Little Indian) **

Review by Andy Gill, Independent, The, October 2011

BJÖRK IS undoubtedly one of the more questing spirits working in music today; but with Biophilia, that quest seems to have led her too far ...

A New Map to Björk's Music

Report and Interview by Evelyn McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, October 2011

IT'S A SAD IRONY: The digitization of music has impoverished the average listening experience. Not only do compressed files sound meagre compared to the sonic ...

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