Sunday, 24 June 2007


Wow. I just saw Björk's live set from this year's Glastonbury Festival. I think the festival itself is something that would definitely be worth clamouring to go to once, and if I ever go I hope to god Miss Guðmundsdóttir is playing. Dressed as some sort of leafy druid creature, she along with about a hundred or so backing singers/dancers/musicians (who all had their foreheads painted eerie shapes that glowed in the dark) raced through pretty much all the tracks off new album Volta, and some old favourites. The set opened with Björk in a huge hat that looked a bit like a tea cosy, and Volta's flagship single Earth Intruders, before moving onto Venus As A Boy, from Björk 's Debut album. I think Björk is perhaps the most under-rated musician of our time. The woman is literally amazing at what she does, and has the most versatile, beautiful voice. I'm not even saying she's unsuccessful, but if you compare how good she is to people who've experienced similar mainstream success, she'll kill them. The highlight of the show had to be the stomper Declare Independence, in which audience and performers gave up any pretense of sanity and the screeching, distorted guitars were pierced only by acid green Björk's awe-inspiring voice. Wow.
DOWNLOAD: Björk - Declare Independence
Watch The Live Set

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