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Medulla ~ Björk
Medulla ~ Björk
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
What I have read in a lot of reviews for "Medulla", Bjork's first studio album in three years, is critics immediately comparing it to her 2001 masterwork, "Vespertine". This is an unfair comparison in all fairness, seeing as "Medulla" works as a reactionary affair to "Vespertine's" gorgeous soundscapes and the two albums couldn't be anymore different from each other. It is testament to the voice of each album, though, that they are indelibly Bjork's and hers alone. Another gripe about the reviews is that this is Bjork's most hard-to-listen-to album of her career ... surely something must be cleared up.
First of all, there are more recognisably-poppy songs on this CD then there were in… Read more
Bjork: Vessel [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Bjork
Bjork: Vessel [DVD] DVD ~ Bjork
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The first of Bjork's live videos to be released end up being the fifth part of her fantastic "Live DVD Series", with "Vessel" being available on VHS for nearly ten years now. Not a concert video as such but more of a personal recollection of the "Debut" tours, peppered with live performances and interview snippets with the titular chanteuse herself, as well as clips of her jamming with her bandmates (among them Leila Arab, Guy Sigsworth and Talvin Singh). Directed by Stephane Sednaoui, who directed Bjork's videos for "Big Time Sensuality" and "Possibly Maybe" as well as photographed Bjork's iconic sleeve for "Post", after original choice Jean-Baptiste Mondino pulled out, the result is a… Read more
Family Tree ~ Björk
Family Tree ~ Björk
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Bjork has told recently that preparing the "Family Tree" collection, as well as the compiled-by-fans "Greatest Hits" package, was a pleasurable experience, likening it to spring cleaning ("now I have clear slates on which to build upon"). And one cannot deny Bjork's ingenuity when confronted with this six-CD box set, lovingly packaged and designed by M/M Paris and her artist friend Gabriela Fridriksdottir, which takes the listener back to Bjork's roots as a punky teenager through to the revolutionary pop icon she has become today. The lack of new material is a turn off, certainly, and the package may be too heavy an ordeal for the passive Bjork fan to enjoy fully ... but then there are… Read more