Just over one month in, and 2015 is already a big year for Björk. She released her latest album Vulnicura in late-January, two months ahead of its scheduled release and everybody stopped to listen. Now in March, The Museum of Modern Art is presenting a retrospective of Björk as musician and artist—calling attention to her more than 20 years of “daring and adventurous projects.” One example of Björk’s wild and repeatedly unpredictable artistry is her music videos. In collaboration with a long list of artists and filmmakers, Björk has created some of the most beautiful and weird videos to ever play on MTV. Fair warning: Watching more than three Björk videos in a row can induce some strange feelings. We dare you to see how far you can make it. Here are our top10 Björk music videos of all time.
Honorable Mentions (because we can’t help it): The Dull Flame of Desire and Triumph of a Heart
10. “Hidden Place”
Starting with a slow zoom on Björk’s face, she sings “I’m so close to tears.” Once the full close-up on her eyes is revealed, a glittery animated tear rolls down her cheek, back up through her nose and out of her mouth again. The camera moves in a slow circular motion following the tear. It’s quite…moving.
9. “Human Behaviour”
In “Human Behaviour” Björk travels through a forrest with a teddy bear and a cute little armadillo in a scene that feels like it was made out of paper cutouts. It was her first music video as a solo artist and also the first with Michel Gondry, who would end up creating a whole series of appropriately strange and beautiful videos for the singer.
Björk’s orange hair is so frizzy it’s as big as the moon. She wears a harp as a belt and plays it while the solar system orbits around her. The bright orange against the black night sky is an unmistakable image and one of Björk’s most iconic looks.
7. “Mutal Core”
In “Mutal Core” Björk sings about tectonic plates, a concept Andrew Thomas Huang brought to life for the video. At the core of the video, is of course, Björk grounded waist deep into the sand singing at the animated and glowing rocks around her. The end is a lava explosion. It’s all very Earth-science metaphorical.
6. “Big Time Sensuality”
This was one of Björk’s simpler videos, lacking color and offbeat animation. Directed by Stéphane Sednaoui, Björk dances and smiles into the camera as she moves throughout New York City on the back of a truck. Even though it’s black and white, it’s still the most playful, approachable incarnation of Björk yet.