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Pop songs of the highest quality
on 4 March 2006
If you are like me and have a strong respect for Bjork but have never felt compelled to buy all her records this serves as an excellent summary of her career´s finest works.
"All is full of love," with it´s low-key sensitive lyrics blends excellently with the strings and effects. It´s a nice opener. I love,"Hyperballad," this track really builds nicely at the end, whereras Bjork doesn´t change the pitch of her voice. Other highlights are the rangy strings on,"Bachelorettee," the pounding drum beat of,"Hunter," and the slickly worded pop of,"Bigtime sensuality."
Bjork has always angled between the alternative and euphoric pop, something that males her music very versatile. I really like the passion and force of her voice on,"play dead," I wouldn´t usually warm to songs like this,but it´s got something special. Bjork, both lyrically and stylisticly adds her only little twist to things that mark her out from her peers.
The music has a panoramic quality to it, Bjork´s tracks always sound intense and dramatic, sometimes the music can be a little over the top but she invariably hits the spot. A unique voice and well worthy of it´s five stars this.