Bjork has consistently proven herself to be one of the most innovative, interesting voices in modern music. She has a distinct style that has influenced countless artists such as Kanye West, FKA Twigs, Lady Gaga, and Death Grips. And yet, she is still able to stand apart from those she has influenced due to a stylistic reinvention with every successive album. Her records contain her own unmistakable narratives that can each stand alone without building upon each other lyrically or musically.
She can be pointed to as the impetus for the trip hop movement of the 90s, as well as bringing electronic artists such as Aphex Twin into the public consciousness. As much as she is a creator, she is also a curator. Directors such as Michel Gondry, Chris Cunningham, and Spike Jonze have all worked with Bjork at some point in their careers, often creating some of their most iconic videos.
While pushing those who work with her to their creative extremes, she is also known for pushing her own work to its extremes in both an emotional and a physical sense. On one album cover, she will render herself as a woman physically altered past the point of recognizable humanity; in a separate video, she will string a wedding dress through her skin while professing an all-consuming marital love.
If anything absolute can be stated, it is that Bjork has an intensity very seldom seen in other musicians.