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on 24 May 2013
Its a jolly good album, and it did what it said on the web site, wonderful, brilliant, scrummy, cant get enough, phew
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on 1 November 2002
There's no doubt that Bjork is good to her dedicated fanbase, as the creation of this retrospective CD tells. Using her formidable web-site (bjork.com), she let fans poll for one week as to what were their favourite singles from her four studio albums, from 1993's lovely "Debut" to 2001's amazing "Vespertine". Whilst the whole 'Greatest Hits' compilation idea is hardly original and has more than a whiff of cheap cash-in about it, Bjork at least gives the whole enterprise the kind of unique spin she's been giving pop music for the last nine years. As this lovingly packaged CD demonstrates ...
Fourteen of Bjork's nineteen cuts have made it to the tracklist here, alongside her new single, "It's In Our Hands". Tellingly missing however is her breakout hit "It's Oh So Quiet", her only single that reached the top 5 in the UK (albeit the only song that Bjork herself detests). However, purists will be pleased with the selection on offer here; the video version of "All Is Full Of Love" is used here, not the lesser album version, and the almighty Fluke remix of "Big Time Sensuality", as heard in the promo video, makes an indelible appearance. The rest of the songs are dutifully clipped from the albums in a fan-friendly, "no radio edits here!" vein. Though "All" polled in at number one with fans, runner-up "Hyperballad", "Pagan Poetry", "Isobel" and "Play Dead" are just as amazing.
But the happiest surprise is the new song, "It's In Our Hands", which confirms that, at 37 and after twenty-five years of creating music, Bjork isn't giving up anytime soon, which is music to all her fans' ears! And for those out there who would like to hear more from Bjork, check out the expensive-but-extensive "Family Tree" collection, which goes back to when Bjork was writing music at 15! And the drawings, which are individually numbered and based on each song, are cool too!
Well worth it!
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on 24 January 2015
Bjork's music is beyond my ability to describe so ill go basic - i like it alot !
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on 23 November 2014
ANOTHER GREATEST HIST ALBUM WITH SOME TOP TRACKS
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on 22 March 2003
This album, although it contains many singles, doesn't include "It's Oh So Quiet" or "Violently Happy": Two of her biggest hits. The original version of "Big Time Sensuality" and all the sugar cubes material are also missing. This is my opinion a missed chance to create a true reflection of her full career and is very disappointing.
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on 4 January 2003
Elton John is not a name that springs to mind when considering the Icelandic diva Bjork, however he hit the nail on the head when he described her as the most original musician to have graced the pop charts over the last ten years.
With several groundbreaking albums on her belt, it really was about time that a compilation of her most popular works was released. And unlike most so-called 'greatest hits' albums, Bjork's genuinely is - having been compiled of songs chosen by her legion of fans.
From the emotive strings of 'Play Dead' to the raw beauty of 'Joga', they are all there bar few. As for the songs not included, well there's always the cute 'Family Tree' box set.
In a world where there is a new 'vocal harmony group' almost each week Bjork provides the much needed creative, inspirational and timeless musical art that the public so much deserve.
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on 2 July 2014
Bjork at her best
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on 9 August 2014
Love it!
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on 13 December 2014
great
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on 26 April 2016
GOT THIS FOR MY SONOS SYSTEM, IN MY OPINION BEST BJORK ALBUM.
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