Björk Gudmundsdóttir, 21 November 1965, Reykjavík, Iceland. The former Sugarcubes vocalist, armed with a remarkable, keening vocal presence, crossed over to commercial success in the mid-90s via a selection of club-orientated tracks. Come the new millennium, however, Björk was striking out for more left-field territory with a series of bold, experimental releases far removed from conventional popular music.
The success of the singers 1993 album Debut culminated in awards for Best International Newcomer and Best International Artist at the 1994 Brit Awards. However, Björk had made her debut proper as far back as 1977, with an album recorded in her native Iceland as an 11-year old prodigy (including cover versions of pop standards by the Beatles and others). It was only the start of a prodigious musical legacy. Her next recording outfit was Tappi Tíkarrass (which apparently translates as...