It started with my NY Magazine music review in which I said:
Björk is an artist with serious indie cred, and I’ve always felt like I should like her records. But I don’t. They irritate me, and her new CD is no exception, although I do like the two duets with Antony Hegarty. I’ll still head for Sigur Rós when I’m in the mood for Icelandic music.
That caused quite a stir in my extended music network (through this blog I have the pleasure of listening and enjoying music with literally hundreds and maybe thousands of people, the vast majority of whom I have never met in person). I've gotten dozens of emails and a few comments expressing everything from surprise, concern, and even some anger. Bjork fans are a loyal group.
Many of them sent in playlists and music videos that I needed to listen/watch. Well to all of you Bjork fans, I want to thank you. Because I am converted, sort of. This playlist, sent in by Lindsay, and encoded in project playlist by me, is a good listen.
I've listened through twice and I have to say that had I been reviewing this set of songs, I'd have given it an 8 or maybe even a 9. I've got a long way to go before I'll reach for Bjork like I reach for the artists on my last.fm badge (left sidebar) but I am now converted to a fan (but not yet a djork Doug).