Bjork has done it again! Her work just gets better with every album and this time she has excelled herself.
The album starts with 'Overture', which lulls you into the perfect state for the rest of the album. A feeling of real meloncholy and that this is about serious music. However, 'Cvalda' which is 'Bjork Style' percussion using the sound of the machinery where she works, and it typically does work!
'I've Seen it All' is her duet with Thom Yorke, which is such a sweet tune with such sad undertones and meaningful subtext.
However, 'Scatterheart' is probably my favorite song out of the whole album as it is so innocent and bright, which is so paradoxical to the story she is telling. Selma uses musicals as escapism, and Bjork has cleverly written 'In The Musicals' boasting the pizzazz like 'show song', that reminds the listener of her wham bam old jazz song 'It's Oh So Quiet'.
'107 Steps' paints the reality of Selmas story, however, Bjork, never one to leave us feeling heartbroken, cheers us with the inspirational, upbeat 'New World'.
This is an album that I had no hesitation in buying, and it did not let me down either...I would say to all who love her - BUY THIS NOW!