14 Songs, 1 Hour 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After the storm comes a clearer, brighter morning. In 2015, Björk channelled a painful breakup into the dark, tumultuous Vulnicura. On this follow-up, she turns toward warmth and optimism. With flutes and harps weaved around glitchy electronics and sampled voices, her music is as expressive and unique as her vocals. “The Gate” welcomes love back into her heart amid a hymnal, delicate soundscape, and the sense of a new dawn is accented in the birdsong that hops across graceful flute melodies on the title track. “Sue Me” returns to the sorrow and recrimination of broken love, but where there was once vulnerability and despair, Björk now seems charged with resilience.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

After the storm comes a clearer, brighter morning. In 2015, Björk channelled a painful breakup into the dark, tumultuous Vulnicura. On this follow-up, she turns toward warmth and optimism. With flutes and harps weaved around glitchy electronics and sampled voices, her music is as expressive and unique as her vocals. “The Gate” welcomes love back into her heart amid a hymnal, delicate soundscape, and the sense of a new dawn is accented in the birdsong that hops across graceful flute melodies on the title track. “Sue Me” returns to the sorrow and recrimination of broken love, but where there was once vulnerability and despair, Björk now seems charged with resilience.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
203 Ratings
203 Ratings
Sangron ,

It's been a visual thing

I've liked Bjork since the Sugarcubes. But I stopped buying her solo albums after Vespertine. I just don't like the direction she went off in musically. And I like some really stange and left of center music but Bjork's been in this direction several albums into it starting with Volta to present. Granted her album covers are magnificent. But that's about it. It's all visual lately for Bjork in my opinion. I'll stick to her earlier work (like Telegram and Homogenic) and The Sugarcubes thank you.

jodamo4 ,

I love Bjork, BUT...

I hope this new album actually includes SONGS, with melodies and vocals. Her songs in the past few years have become nothing more than surreal and random sounds. I am all for evoking an ethereal moment, but please, Bjork, we don't need album after album exporing your vocal range and the range of random flutes. Songs....where are the songs?

seatiki ,

Better but no return to glory

I , like others, have waited for Bjork to return to her glory. For several albums now, she has taken a creative journey that has left me bored as a listener. It's the same clicks and bleeps with her singing random sentences. There's a lack of any melodic structure, Anything that resembles a song. While this album is more listenable for me than the past couple, I'm still waiting for a beat driven album with a more normal song structure. It may never come.

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