“In my experience, no other active musician inspires as much respect in other musicians. A forthcoming documentary titled “Inside Bjork” features testimonials from artists as diverse as Thom Yorke, Missy Elliott, Elton John and religious composer John Taverner.
But for all that, Bjork remains curiously isolated, her music more loved than influential. Radiohead, probably her closest rival in the intersection of popularity and critical acclaim that makes up at least one definition of greatness, has spawned countless baby Radioheads. Bjork has no copycats, no one feeding so obviously off her achievements, because those achievements are so alien. Radiohead is very much of our time, the musical zeitgeist for the millennium, but Bjork and her music come from a different time and place. There are two options in placing Bjork: Either she is an anomaly, brilliant but finally irrelevant, or she is the most important and forward-looking musician of her generation.”Filed in music | Tagged with bjork, radiohead | Comments (2)