Today is Bjork’s 49th birthday. I’ve followed her amazing musical career since I was but a wee lad. She’s weird, beautiful, and talented. A perfect trio. Happy birthday!
I dedicate this song to Bjork:
So now let’s travel Bjork’s career trajectory.
It started with this bit of weirdness. Best (read: worst) white man rapping in history. “I really don’t like lobster!”:
Then The Sugarcubes hit mainstream with this rocking single.
Bjork decided she’d had enough of Icelandic white man rapping and ventured into a solo career that was launched with a giant angry teddy bear.
She then became a movie star in one of the most depressing films I’ve ever seen, Lars Von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark (Bjork is amazing in it, of course).
And finally, she ventured into more refined experimental work. A lot of it seems to share similarity to Radiohead’s sound of the past decade.
Thank you for all the wonderful music, Björk Guðmundsdóttir!