14 Songs, 1 Hour 7 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

An extended ode to the natural world, Biophilia buzzes with bright, pure tones: “Moon” sets Björk’s slowly swelling harmonies against tranquil harp, and “Crystalline” applies the same stripped-down aesthetic to chimes and crisp, staccato drums. “Dark Matter” quivers with rich, resonant pipe organ, while “Mutual Core” explodes a church-like hush into bold, distorted percussion, and “Nattura” features shuddering, heavy-metal drumming by Lightning Bolt’s Brian Chippendale. Great, cosmic forces hold sway: Rarely has Björk gotten so close to the essence of things in her music.

EDITORS’ NOTES

An extended ode to the natural world, Biophilia buzzes with bright, pure tones: “Moon” sets Björk’s slowly swelling harmonies against tranquil harp, and “Crystalline” applies the same stripped-down aesthetic to chimes and crisp, staccato drums. “Dark Matter” quivers with rich, resonant pipe organ, while “Mutual Core” explodes a church-like hush into bold, distorted percussion, and “Nattura” features shuddering, heavy-metal drumming by Lightning Bolt’s Brian Chippendale. Great, cosmic forces hold sway: Rarely has Björk gotten so close to the essence of things in her music.

TITLE TIME
14

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1.1K Ratings
1.1K Ratings
i.am.awesome. ,

why do people like this?

I understand the whole "artistic" thing, but this is just awful.

AlexisuRose ,

Her Risks are the Begining, and End

Bjork's music has always existed in a variety of different realities. One part of you wants to dismiss Biophilia as "stupid" or "wierd." But in all of us, there is a driven curiosity to explore, understand, experiment, and accept. To me, this is what Biophilia is conveying, an urgent instinct that ignites a desire to persue the wonders of our universe and being through the form of music. Biophilia's entire conception is in a sense, dangerous, and scary. It is very challenging, but with good reason. I have noticed the rather dark mood that flows from this album, but I have also noticed a feeling of soothing pride and honor that, as Bjork says in "Crystalline, "It's the sparkle you become when you conquer anxiety." She encodes this sincere message among metaphysical lullabies, instrumental invention, and dazzling metallic fusion. Biophilia is the external and internal longing for us to realize our immense potential. Musically, this album could be the soundtrack of the creation, mutation, and destruction of the world we percieve.

raustin ,

If you ever wanted to hear Bjork sing your high school Geology book....

...THEN THIS ALBUM IS FOR YOU!
I love ya Bjork. You have the most incredible voice on the planet. But you used to sing songs other people could hum along to, or sing along with, or tap their feet to. You know, SONGS? I respect your artistic desire to push the envelope of electronic abstraction, but please get back to singing a couple pop songs here and there.

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