Featured Release This Week From Bjork + Studio One Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Jan 8, 2018

Bjork is that rare artist who has achieved popular success while still remaining seriously avant-garde.   The Icelandic vocalist and songwriter has been experimenting in sound and vision for a few decades now, and she still has a lot to say.  Drawing upon the mystique of her homeland, the unfolding events of her life, and of course her fertile imagination, Bjork has a new album titled Utopia.  She called it that because after the darkness of her last record, Bjork is feeling optimistic and hopeful about the future.  She collaborated closely with the Venezuelan electronic producer and musician Arca to create Utopia from start to finish.

Here are the Top 30 new releases played on Studio One Tracks for the week ending Jan. 7, 2018:

1    Sufjan Stevens- The Greatest Gift

2    Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings- Soul of A Woman

3    Bjork- Utopia

4    Neil Young + Promise Of The Real- The Visitor

5    St. Vincent- Masseduction

6    Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile- Lotta Sea Lice

7    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds- Who Built The Moon?

8    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Polygondwanaland

9    Bully- Losing

10  Jessica Lea Mayfield- Sorry Is Gone

11   Morrissey- Low In High School

12   Jim James- Tribute To 2

13   Destroyer- Ken

14   Julien Baker- Turn Out The Lights

15   Aretha Franklin With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra- A Brand New Me

16   Chris Thile- Thanks For Listening

17    Mavis Staples- If All I Was Was Black

18   Wolf Parade- Cry Cry Cry

19   Mickey Hart- Ramu

20   R.E.M.- Automatic For The People (25th Anniversary Edition)

21   Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas- The World Of Captain Beefheart

22   Hoops- Tapes #1-3

23   John Maus- Screen Memories

24   Curtis Harding- Face Your Fear

25   The Brood- Transistor

26   Beck- Colors

27   Mister Heavenly-Boxing The Moonlight

28   Hiss Golden Messenger- Hallelujah Anyhow

29   Savak- Cut-Ups

30   Bootsy Collins- World Wide Funk