9 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Don’t remove my pain / It is my chance to heal.” Delivered in a wounded cry of desperation, this lyric—from standout track “Notget”—is emblematic of Björk’s profoundly vulnerable ninth studio album. Given sonic texture by her lush string arrangements and the skittering beats of co-producer Arca, Vulnicura was written in response to the dissolution of Björk’s longtime relationship with artist Matthew Barney. Following the cosmically conceptual Biophilia (2011), it’s disarming yet reassuring to hear the Icelandic icon’s stratospheric voice wailing bluntly about recognizable human emotions. In the vibrant album closer “Quicksand,” she sings of finding new life through heartache: “The steam from this pit / Will form a cloud / For her to live on.”

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Don’t remove my pain / It is my chance to heal.” Delivered in a wounded cry of desperation, this lyric—from standout track “Notget”—is emblematic of Björk’s profoundly vulnerable ninth studio album. Given sonic texture by her lush string arrangements and the skittering beats of co-producer Arca, Vulnicura was written in response to the dissolution of Björk’s longtime relationship with artist Matthew Barney. Following the cosmically conceptual Biophilia (2011), it’s disarming yet reassuring to hear the Icelandic icon’s stratospheric voice wailing bluntly about recognizable human emotions. In the vibrant album closer “Quicksand,” she sings of finding new life through heartache: “The steam from this pit / Will form a cloud / For her to live on.”

Mastered for iTunes
TITLE TIME

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
774 Ratings
774 Ratings
A Willz ,

PREDICTABLE

Ive been a huge Bjork fan since Debut. Post is STILL my favorite album. Vespertine and Homogenic were both beautiful spacious albums… but after that, its all sounding the same. No distinct stand out songs, nothing differentiating itself from anything. If i wanted to hear these soundscapes, i can easily go listen to the last album. She needs actually beats to reinforce her beautiful voice. These songs need a backbone, they need bite. They need SOMETHING. Its all middle grind mush now. No hard hitting Army of Me juxtaposed with the soft slow melodic All is Full of Love… No Hunter, no Hyperballad, no “songs”. Just more beautiful music. And I guess there is absolutely nothing wrong with this. I just crave the sounds which many of us gravitated to her in the first place.

michaeldj84 ,

VULNICURAAAAAMAZING!!!!!

The Warrior Woman of Homogenic and the Love Struck Lady of Vespertine went to battle. When their blades simultaneously cut each other, blood spilled out of the wound from their flesh. When it hit the ground the blood merged...Vulnicura was born
BEAUTIFUL AND POWERFUL!!! Bjork does it again!!

adriandiaz149 ,

Breath Taking Beautiful

This isn't just another album by Björk, but an album about her divorce and love. The album starts with the track Stonemilker, where she expresses her love towards him (the booklets says 6 months before). When each tracks come, the months go in countdown until you get to Family, my personal fav. In Family, the booklet says months after. So before and after is the time of the divorce. In Family she explains how the divorce shattered the family, the triangle between mother son and father son. Then, Notget shows how she misses his love. This album is a journey through Björk's love and personal life, with dark and beautiful production from Venezuelan producer Arca (i'm Venezuelan too 👌😏) and herself. Also, the cover shows her wounded as she heals herself with the music. I hope you enjoy this album as much as I do and I just wanted to explain the meaning of the album. Thank you Björk.

More By Björk

You May Also Like