We thought the competition would dry up after Canibus’ contribution last week, but Björk tops that with this weird entry, in which she places an Elvis wig on “Ugliest Album Cover Of The Year” competitor Joss Stone and sets her on fire.
Don’t forget Grinderman.
I like it.
I know I’m going to forgive her in a few hours, but…
Proving once again that Wynona Ryder’s finest contribution to humanity was not her performance in heathers and Reality Bites, but rather her imitation of BJORK on SNL celebrity jeopardy. Buzzer!!!!
I love ya Bjork, but I don’t know if this cover will be very proudly displayed in my house.
It looks like she’s holding someone’s entrails… like Bjork just went berserk on somebody.
Sorry, but I’ve gotta defend Bjork here. I like the cover.
It would be better if the flames were actually made from macaroni that had been spray-painted gold.
this cover RULES.
Doesn’t bjork get a free pass on matters like these? We have to remember that she’s only a visitor to this planet and should be greatful for *anything* she gives us. When she’s gone, we’ll all be crying spray painted gold macaroni tears of sorrow.
Matthew Barney signed off? Jeff Koons, maybe.
This cover looks like it was optimized to pop on an iPod screen. I wonder if this will be a continuing trend?
Did you forget she’s Bjork?
An authoritative source says that this is almost certainly not the cover. And some Photoshop sleuthing of a hi-res version I have reveals a hastily erased/blurred object between her hands, as well as a window or some object off to the left. Most of the surrounding environment has been blacked-out, as well. This font will most likely be used, as it appears to be the work of M/M Paris, with whom Björk has worked before.
Also, those flames are clearly a Photoshop effect. Before there was a “Björk” added to the top, there was a version of this image with only the photo and the flames, and if you’ll notice, the flames have been formed with the intention of spelling out not only “Volta” but “björk” on top of the T in Volta. Not even the most retarded artist would put the artist’s name on the album cover twice. Björk-related art/aesthetic is quite ordered and intelligent.
I think this is a great cover, including the industrial macaroni font!
Count me among the the readers who actually think the new cover is actually kinda cool. C’mon, it’s Björk – were you expecting a Glamourshot?
Plus, the album title is spelled out in FIRE!
I’m not big on the typeface used, but I like the picture itself. However, in most matters Björk, kiteless has it right.
“in which she places an Elvis wig on ‘Ugliest Album Cover Of The Year’ competitor Joss Stone and sets her on fire.”
I believe that alone disqualifies it from this competition.
It reminds me of Cartman’s Trapper Keeper toward the end of that South Park episode, after it had subsumed everything (including Cartman) into itself, and was about to die trying to ingest Rosie O’Donnell.
It’s like what would happen if Kate Bush was an ashamed furry!
While it looks like Lisa Frank threw up on this cover, Canibus’ is still the biggest eyesore.
i like it
The emperess has no clothes.
FIRST OF ALL- this isn’t the album cover. i bought it. it’s red. with a sticker of her wearing a cool suit somebody made for her. (bernard willhelm)
i think it’s rad. why are we complaining about it? it’s bjork.