Bjork's album Army of Me is not a usual remix and covers album. First off, it is for charity; the profits will go to Tsunami victims. In addition, the contributors are mostly unknown artists who had to compete and were selected by Bjork out of over 600 participants. So, it is also a kind of talent spotting record and an opportunity for young emerging musicians to show their work. Given that Bjork and Graham Massey chose the artists, it is not surprising that some of the songs are really far removed from Bjork's original 1995 single Army of Me. Both Massey and the Icelandic star have an open ear for originality and invention. So, amongs the rather predictable death metal and techno versions by Interzone, Dr Syntax, Alfredo Lietor and Tor Bruce, there is an accordion gem by Martin White and a voice-only version by Peter Baker. Equally unclassifiable is Lunamoth's free-form harp and voice interpretations, which takes Bjork's poetry to a completely new dimension. The most original of all is the wildly experimental, outlandish post-everything song by Mikhail Karikis which sounds like nothing else you have heard before; it's like an orchestra at war with him growling, marching ahead. A similar sense of expansiveness and passion is also heard in Patrick Wolf's operatic version. Liliom's contribution also stands out. Listen out for those unfamiliar names on the cd - it is for sure that some of these musicians will make it to the top. This is a great album, it's also for charity, go on, buy it!