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Served Three Ways: Three Covers of Bjork’s “Unravel”

Is it just me, or is it hard to believe that Bjork has been recording music since the late 1980s? Indeed, Bjork’s first band, the Sugarcubes, released their first album in 1988. Not long thereafter (about a year after the Sucarcubes broke up), Bjork debuted her solo material in 1993. Throughout the course of her long career she’s been critically acclaimed and widely praised by her peers. She’s been nominated for twelve Grammys, one Academy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. She’s also been covered by countless artists including Radiohead, Dirty Projectors, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars, Owen Pallet & Ed Droste, Okkervil River, Death Cab For Cutie, The Twilight Singers, etc. “Unravel” was released on Bjork’s 1997 album Homogenic. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke described it as “one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard.” For today’s “Served Three Ways” I’ve collected three covers (including Radiohead’s) of the track. Enjoy!

POP ETC (formerly The Morning Benders) – Unravel (Bjork Cover)
Radiohead – Unravel (Bjork Cover)(Pocket Mix)
Camille Ruiz – Unravel (Bjork Cover)

Know of any other good cover versions of this one? Here is the stunning original for comparison.

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Posted by Matthew Hickey

Matthew is the music editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. He’s addicted to vinyl records, pour over coffee, craft beer, small batch bourbon, and pan roasting pork chops.

  • Spy Radio

    Truly appreciate this post. I’m a big Bjork fan and hearing this song through a few others’ perspectives was so revealing. I particularly like the radiohead and camille ruiz versions. But then, seeing the original, I was stopped still. Bjork IS Bjork for a reason. Thanks for some good listening!

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  • Mark Towns

    Haberdashery covered Unravel last year in an electropop style.

  • We Are Twice

    Hi, I’m Pascal from “We Are Twice”.

    We decided to compete on the Björk Remix Contest, launched on Beatport, and we would be very glad to hear feedbacks from you guys.

    Hope you’ll enjoy it as much we had fun to participate.

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