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This review is from: Post (Audio CD)
Looking back, I don't think I ever really considered myself to be a true Björk fan. While I usually love it when artists jump styles and evolve from album to album, I constantly find myself looking back fondly to the days of Debut when I listen to the likes of Vespertine and Medúlla. I'm not a man afraid of experimentation; it's just that her first album has such a unique amateurish charm to it which I feel was later lost. This leaves Post in limbo. Starting off with the hugely imposing beat of 'Army of Me', it's clear straight away that she means business. Gone is the naivety of old; "if you complain once more, you'll meet an army of me." Yikes! Track four's overexposure and subsequent Smurfs cover renders it unlistenable, unfortunate for what is essentially a very unique song in Björk's bizarre swan dress/obsessed psychopath/photographer attacking career. The rest of the album has a certain charm I suppose, but I'm strictly retro when it comes to this Icelander.