Is Björk the last great pop innovator?
Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 4 July 2011
EARLIER THIS YEAR I interviewed Amanda Brown of cult band LA Vampires and was surprised when she announced that "every day I wake up and ask myself: 'How I can be more like Björk?' How can I be the most ecstatic, eclectic artist?" Surprised because Björk had dipped out of view in recent years and I confess that I'd half-forgotten how interesting she was as an artist – and just how long she'd stayed interesting.
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