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Volta - Dmm [VINYL] [Limited Edition]

Björk Vinyl
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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  • Vinyl (15 Sep 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • ASIN: B001AQWF6K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 348,027 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Punky Mixture 25 Dec 2008
By Rich
Format:MP3 Download
This is a punky collection of tracks, like a crowd of people all shouting out their own ideas, wanting to be heard as individuals, rather than a choir of voices focused together in harmony.

The highlight for me is Pneumonia, about a person who is so full of pain that they hide away from the world to avoid more hurt, 'get over that sorrow, girl, get over it'. The music and lyrics all come together here to tell a tale with beauty and emotion.

Other great tracks include: Dull Flame of Desire, Wanderlust and I See Who You Are.

The album version of 'Innocence' is unremarkable unlike it's EP incarnation, Simian Mobile Disco Twelve Inch Remix, which makes me want to dance and is a tonic of pure energy.

'Declare Independence' and 'My Juvenile' aren't very melodic and quite academic, conceptual stuff, I don't like them.

Earth Intruders was an odd choice for a single I think, it gets bogged down with poor lyrics where the poetry doesn't quite flow. Collaboration with Sjón Sigurdsson, who wrote lyrics for Oceania on Medúlla and Bachelorette from Homogenic are times when Björk leaps out from the Earth's gravity and into the heavens.

For me this album is Björk's weakest overall, with songs I either love or loathe, nothing inbetween.

I'm so pleased she's still putting out her music.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bjork's Volta 8 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
We all know that Bjork is no mainstream artist, we are also aware that her singles are not Top 40, however, we are also well aware that Bjork is the greatest artist from an import "little" island called Iceland and that her new record "Volta' is over the top.

The opener of the record "Earth Intruders" literally marches into your head-- (We Are The Earth Intruders/We Are The Earth Intrudes/Muddy and Twigs and Branches)--With African-tribe beats, drums and nice tempo beats it is easy to say that Bjork is going back to the mainstream world back in '95 with her release "Post", but since when have Bjork been mainstream? Bjork new beats are clearly more "mainstream", if you can call them mainstream, but her songs have Bjork written all over them.

With the help of Timbaland Bjork pulls off two more up beat tracks (The First being "Earth Intruders")--Innocence and Hope--. "Innocence" it's probably the strongest and most mainstream song of the record--and also one of my favorites--, it still contains Bjork in it but in a less innocence way. "Wanderlust", "The Dull Flame of Desire" and "See Who You Are" are pretty similar ballads, each with their own up beat bass on the back. "Dull" is a duet with Antony Hegarty and "See Who You Are" has a great remix by Mark Stent. "Declare Independence" is probably the hardest song to swallow; it has that "Pluto" from Homogenic sound. "My Juvenile" its Bjork song to Sindri, -- (My Juvenile/I Truly Say/You Are My Biggest Love)--probably the deepest song, lyrically, on the whole record. The album shows intensity and persistence, and most importantly rhythm. The record contains interludes in between the songs, which bring the songs together as a whole connecting their different sound into just one steady rhythm.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Volta review 24 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
Bjork's latest offering `Volta' invites new and old fans to follow her unstoppable career to new heights. The album is essentially a catalogue of sounds forged into ten tracks, taking the listener on a journey through the weird and wonderful. Emerging through the other side is not for the faint hearted, as the music requires the punter to be attentive and almost submissive to what's going on. Very rewarding listening to those who embrace it, on the other hand sceptics of her trademark vocal technique need take no notice. This album is a consistent progression away from what is considered accessible, leaving critique at the doorstep and further raising the heights of originality.

Opening track `Earth Intruders' reaffirms Bjorks cult status with dirgy sounds and macabre backing vocals. The backbeat suggests a driving force whilst the vocals take an abstract look at the pagan nature of human endurance. The track ends establishing a raw and dirty feel for the album before quickly moving onto lyrics exposing discomfort with religion and lust for social satisfaction.

`The Dull Flame of Desire' is a duet borrowing the equally unique voice of Anthony Hegarty from the up and coming jazz ballad act `Anthony and the Johnsons.' An ominous orchestra introduces lush interlaced vocals which raises tension to the point where the tribal sound of drums dominates. This particular track is a showcase for Bjorks ability to use rich harmony, creating moments of magic which surface throughout the record.

Clever instrumentation throughout, Volta boasts an array of electronic noises and merges them with traditional styles collected from around the world. The track `I See Who You Are' is a welcome return to intimacy, with imagery bringing the lyrics to life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing! 21 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD
hmm Volta, where do you start?
Well I must say it was a HUGE dissapointment for me. I like half the album, this is unusual for me. I've loved all her previous work from Debut to Medulla.

I think the major flaw with Volta is it's lack or flow and cohersion. i.e Innocence's lyrics don't fit the beats at all. Declare Independence doesn't fit the album at all.

Earth Intruders is a cool song, as is Wanderlust and Vertebrae by Vertebrae. I was keen on all the "sound effects" of boats and rain going on for several minutes before or after the track has ended.

I think what I found baffling is she has what could've been potentially her most sucessfull album to date with the likes of Earth Intruders and Wanderlust, but decided to put random sound effects on.

As weird as the brass is I actually warmed to it, especially on Vertebrae by Vertebrae which she actually sampled a song from Drawing restraint 9. I guess it seems to lack anything substantial, and pad it out with noise

This album I think should be avoided by the average fan. It's for collectors. Certainly not advised as the first Bjork album to buy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another special (& unusual) Björk
The album has its magic. It's slightly different from the previous ones - which is nothing surprising when comes to Björk. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Irie
5.0 out of 5 stars You little Icelandic genius.
Got Debut and Vespertine ages ago then bought Biophilia and caught the Bjork bug big time. Invested in her entire back catalogue and found not a single disappointment. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Nicholas Booth
4.0 out of 5 stars Filled with electronic beats and sounds
Bjork has been very busy this decade, releasing 3 solo albums including this one and writing music for two soundtracks. Read more
Published on 28 Aug 2011 by Amillionmiles
5.0 out of 5 stars it grows on you slowly but soon encases you in musical vines
it took me a long time to love this album
i clicked instantly with the full poppy tracks such as "earth intruders" "wanderlust" "innocents" "dull flame of desire" and "declare... Read more
Published on 20 April 2011 by danny-boy
4.0 out of 5 stars A Raw Dish but Completely Satisfying
Volta shows, as if anyone needed reminding, that Björk goes her own ways. Being a fan of her music and rarely hearing anything from her that I don't like, I was a bit puzzled... Read more
Published on 23 July 2010 by Atli Hafsteinsson
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth buying but not her best
This has some good tracks and is worth buying for any fan. It's not her best album though. The best tracks from here are actually on Voltaic and when you buy that, you get some... Read more
Published on 31 Aug 2009 by Mr. W. E. Barker
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!
this is the best bjork album i've heard!
you need to buy this! :P
Published on 26 Dec 2008 by FUTURESTARdelux
2.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money
I wasted my money on the previous album, being a big fan of Bjork, then made the same mistake with this. There are no tunes on this album. Read more
Published on 30 Sep 2008 by Monkey Man
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreary,dull and TUNELESS
What the gibbons has happened to Bjork? She wants to be different and 'unique' and she used to be those things BUT for all the right reasons. Read more
Published on 18 May 2008 by Patroller1
5.0 out of 5 stars A Small Light in a Dark Place
2007 saw the arrival of both a new album and a refined direction from Bjork.
Each of the eleven songs presented to us here has a visceral certainty and emotional clout... Read more
Published on 13 Mar 2008 by The Wolf
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