Such an amazing woman. All of her albums have been absolute gold. I got to see her give a speech, and see her perform last year. She is so much more than just a musician, she is a straight up phenomenal artist.
Laurie Anderson was in pretty captivating form last night - made the Festival Hall her own with a very intimate, thought-provoking and finally uplifting and warm performance of 'Dirtday!' - a string of vignettes of personal reflections, bound together with hypnotic backings to send a bigger message.....
Obsessed over Big Science in 2010, after discovering her through an Album Cover Art book :D
Now in the present I've obsessed over Home Of The Brave, a great album that's a whole lot of insightful fun!
Homeland comes third, then I haven't given the rest of her albums enough of a listen, time to get to it I guess.
A truly fantastic artist, she is certainly under-appreciated.
I think Bright Red is the best starting point for anyone interested in Laurie Anderson. Big Science is great as well, but a few tracks there might sound too weird for those who don't know Laurie yet. Bright Red is probably her warmest, and best produced, album.