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  • Audio CD (13 Nov 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B000002HH2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 319,817 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Army Of Me
2. Hyper-ballad
3. The Modern Things
4. It's Oh So Quiet
5. Enjoy
6. You've Been Flirting Again
7. Isobel
8. Possibly Maybe
9. I Miss You
10. Cover Me
11. Headphones

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BJORK Post (1995 US 11-track CD album featuring Army Of Me Hyper-ballad & Isobel picture sleeve)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bjork - Post 23 Dec 2006
By srxjnj
Format:Audio CD
If you have never purchased a Bjork album, and are not too sure if you will like her or not, "Post" will be an excellent indication as if you do or not. The structure of the songs, are usually quite common, although the uniqueness and originality relies on the album's VERY strange and out-there lyrics (perhaps the craziest of Bjork's career), the way the electronic media is used, and of course Bjork's vocal.

"Army Of Me" opens the album very powerfully. It is one of the most accessible songs of Bjork's career, but this does not mean that it is one of the lesser tracks. It is very industrial and electronic. "Hyper-ballad" follows. I absolutely hated this song at first, but it is now in my top-5-favourite-Bjork-songs list (not that I have one), and continues to grow on me. The intro starts of with a bass synth sound, before acoustic drums are heard, and the wonderful lyric: "We live on a mountain, right at the top, there's a beautiful view" and so on. Classic. Bjork talks about throwing car parts and cutlery of a mountain, and imagining what the sound would be of her falling of a cliff. Genius. Her lyrically creative and best song, which became her second top 10 hit, and was the fourth single (after "It's Oh So Quiet") "The Modern Things" follows and it is another track that I adore. Bjork sings about how all the modern things such as cars and such have always have existed - they just have been hiding inside mountains (and this point you may be beginning to wonder what it is with her and mountains) amongst other bizarre lyrics, and she implies that mechanical things will soon take over the world, if you take the lyrics literally.

The 'classic' "It's Oh So Quiet" follows, and most fans see this song as one of the worst, if not the worst, song Bjork has ever created.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding album 25 May 2005
Format:Audio CD
My favourite Bjork album without any doubt. Bjork uses her voice toper, perfectly veering between the thumping techno of Enjoy or Army of Me to the beautiful & emotional You've Been Flirtng Again, possibly the most beautiful song she has performed with a stunning orchestral backing. Isobel is wonderful-great lyrics, her stunning voice & marvellous music, with an unnerving, emotional quality. Hyperballad is great fun & The Modern Things is mad but stunning. Its Oh So Quiet was a great single & Bjork covers it really well-it perfectly suits her voice & personality. All the tracks are superb-a real album of qaulity, perfectly balanced & performed & a real show case for a completely unique & powerful talent. One of the few albums that can have me wanting to dance one minute & then find my emotions being really tapped. Awesome.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh So Björk 6 Jun 2005
By Is
Format:Audio CD
Back in the early '90s, when ex-Sugarcube Björk released her debut solo album "Human Behaviour", she was still the relatively mainstream pixie pin-up of the indie scene. It wasn't until Post, her second outing, that the glorious goofiness she is now known for really started to show.
As a girl in Iceland, she used to skip across the tree-less moors and make up nonsensical rhymes and music - what she is doing here is basically the same thing, but in a studio and with the help of Tricky (one of the engineers behind Massive Attack's darkly urban sound). The result is music that sounds like a cross between a Manga cartoon and an Icelandic saga. If you are scared off by her flaky persona - don't be. These tracks are more accessible than you would expect from a girl who went to the Oscar's with a stuffed swan draped around her neck. They're different, true, but not indulgently so.
On the opening track, Army of Me, Björk launches an attack against clingy lovers: "And if you complain once more, you'll meet an army of me," she promises, and goes on to plead "self-sufficiency, please!" It's a welcome contrast to all those love-struck Katie Melua-types out there. "Modern Things", with its quirky lyrics about machines taking over the world, sees Björk in full Manga mood, and standout track "Oh So Quiet" is big-band jazz gone bonkers.
The thing that intrigues me about Björk is how someone who seems so human can be so into machine-made music. Maybe it's inevitable that this oddball would want to look to the future instead of the past: if you want retro, you won't find it here. Still, Post sticks out like a sore thumb in the normally quite ethereal and outer-spacey world of dub/rhythm and bass/ dance.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb! Thoroughly haunting. 20 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album is so good that even my high school teacher borrowed it when she saw that I had it.Teachers know best! The song that got me hooked was army of me with the thumping beats. I still get a huge rush when i listen to it. All the songs are so diverse that it can never get boring. By the way my teachers favourite was I need you which I have to admit hangs around in my head for ages.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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When "Debut" took the world by storm, no one was stumped more than its progenitor. Björk was suddenly Iceland’s biggest export since, well, anything, and the demand for the titular chanteuse solicited awards, appearances and tour dates from all over the globe. The record that was supposed to barely sell 100,000 copies had sold nearly four million worldwide and a follow-up was hotly anticipated by the music press. And, in many respects, "Post" follows the sophomore rulebook accordingly, among them the fact that Björk now had more friends involved in her musical arsenal, had more money thrown into the production and would produce an album that incorporated many different styles, genres and tunes. The one rule she failed to follow quite fabulously was that her second album would be nowhere near as good as the first … it seems the whole “build ‘em up – tear ‘em down” sentiments of the British music press were to be silenced with an album just as fascinating a listen, if not more so, as her first.
The first noticeable difference with "Post" is easily described by its fluorescent packaging. Björk has transformed from the shy alien on the Debut sleeve into a prodigious force to be reckoned with, a facet easily reflected by the music within the CD sleeve (can anyone imagine “Army Of Me” being on "Debut" at all!?) Though her amusedly observant persona is still present, she seems willing to take more chances now, as exemplified by the choice of collaborators.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars CD case is BROKEN
CD case is BROKEN, other than that, Everything seems Great. Nerver thought i could own another copy in this excellent condition
Published 1 month ago by Johnson Holder
5.0 out of 5 stars Post
I bought this when it was released and had forgotten all about. I couldn't find my copy so I bought replacement. I really love it my favourite song is Hyper- Ballad.
Published 8 months ago by charli.g
5.0 out of 5 stars I MET YOU IN SINGAPORE -JAPAN-CHINA AND THAILAND AFTER HONG KONG.
WORKING OVER IN THE ORIENT ON VARIOUS THINGS-TO LEDGER THE BOOKS OF THE BANK OF CHINA AND THE BANK OF JAPAN FOR THE WHOLE OF THE FAR EAST WAS MOST ENJOYABLE-NEXT STOP WAS RUSSIA-I... Read more
Published 12 months ago by HRH TGBD DR ELISE LLOYD-BENNING QC
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME PRODUCT
lOVE THE PRESENTATION IT WARRIVED ON TIME AND IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE I CAN GET MORE OF THIS MINI DISC WILL BE BETTER THANKS A LOT
Published 23 months ago by GEORGE
4.0 out of 5 stars first class
wrapped minidisc first class.. amazing vocal scales .. she is very interesting artist. Why didnt mini disc take off its so versatile?
Published on 13 Mar 2012 by Philip lewis -williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Industrial In It's Majesty.
Debut with a dance beats and quaint and quirky lyrics (save for play dead which was incredible) consolidated bjork as an artist for those with an open mind and a keen ear so for... Read more
Published on 29 July 2011 by Julia Havard
5.0 out of 5 stars Bjork's continued reign of 90's pop culture
Debut took the world by storm with millions upon millions of copies of the album being sold, Post at that time was predicted to underperform!... Read more
Published on 4 Sep 2010 by S. J. Pinder
5.0 out of 5 stars Just That Litlle Crazier
1. Army Of Me. 10/10
2. Hyperballad. 10/10
3. The Modern Things. 9/10
4. It's Oh So Quiet. 10/10
5. Enjoy. 8/10
6. You've Been Flirting Again. Read more
Published on 4 Oct 2008 by Alex
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I am extremely impressed with this album, and Bjork fully deserved much success with it. The tracks 'army of me,' 'isobel', 'possibly maybe' and 'hyperballad' are real treasures. Read more
Published on 5 Jan 2008 by Mr. C. E. Jesson
2.0 out of 5 stars 66tfugkjbkjhjb
Looking back, I don't think I ever really considered myself to be a true Björk fan. While I usually love it when artists jump styles and evolve from album to album, I... Read more
Published on 16 Oct 2007 by 77
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