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Classical pop that takes time to grow.,
This review is from: Debut (Audio CD)
I find I am a little behind others in musical tastes at the moment. I am discovering more and more frequently that I am liking music that was popular some years back - back when I hated it! Or perhaps I should not go that far, but let's just say I refused to listen to it, and dismissed it accordingly. However, I purchased (a surprise even to myself!) Bjork's 'Debut' album a couple of months back - mainly because it was ridiculously cheap - even for something I did not expect to be very good... I have had to listen to the album three times, with long gaps between to really appreciate it.
The highlighted tracks on this album for me are; Venus As A Boy, Like Someone In love, Big Time Sensuality, One Day, Come To Me & The Anchor Song. Several of these songs are hauntingly beautiful, and as 'One Day' in particular is the longest track on the album (over five minutes!) it had to be, otherwise one would get bored.
I have found the 'Debut' album from Bjork to be a 'classy' album, that I shall probably play a lot. There was a great deal of contrast in the tracks; particularly if one compares say; 'Venus As A Boy' and say: 'There's More To Life Than This' as an example, and perhaps this is why it works for me. I found 'The Anchor Song' one that could have gone on longer - but didn't, and so there goes a prime example of the point I made earlier! The only tracks I was even vaguely familiar with before I bought this album were; 'Big Time Sensuality' and 'Play Dead' - which I think I at least 'warmed' to at the time of their popularity.
In summing up; this CD has made me want to buy a second title from Bjork's back catalogue, and I give the album five stars for being classically 'different', and for winning someone's appreciation who wasn't immediately interested.