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Björk has two Videos on Top Ten List

The website Pitchfork recently posted a list of the top 50 videos from the 1990s. Björk had two among the top ten, All is full of love from 1999 and Bachelorette from 1997. The article, written by Scott Plagenhoef, was posted August 23, 2010.

It says about All Is Full of Love that the “strongest single images from any video of the 90s come from this strange and moving clip of two robots being constructed, then serenading each other and falling in love. Everyone from Will Smith to Pixar seemingly took notice.”

On Bachelorette the article says: “As impressive as “All Is Full of Love” is, the best Björk videos, well, heavily feature Björk. Arguably the most magnetic video presence of the decade, her force of personality sold “Big Time Sensuality” on its own and helped carry “It’s Oh So Quiet”, “Human Behaviour”, and “Army of Me” as well. Best of all, however, is “Bachelorette”, with its labyrinthine tabloid story, released at a time when Björk herself was a tabloid figure.

A cautionary tale against fame, leaving home, and the big city, “Bachelorette” unspools like a short film, asking questions about whether we’re simply all characters in our own lives, whether we shape our destinies or they’re written for us, and whether we are the sum of our own experiences or how others perceive us.”

In October 2007, MuchMoreMusic placed It’s Oh So Quiet (1995) as number 8 of the Top 40 Most Memorable Music Videos on “Listed”. This video and song may be her most popular both in Iceland and in other countries.

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