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Vespertine

Björk

2001

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Vespertine

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3.16

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I am not a fan of Björk. Like... REALLY not a fan. She tries too hard to be weird for the sake of being weird and the music suffers for it. This lo-fi, chamber-chill, trip-track album is rough enough without Bjork's whispery, wavery, warbling vocals. She goes out of her way to avoid anything resembling a song structure or an actual melody, instead choosing to wander around aimlessly like a wino on a three-day bender. This album is utterly pointless. I fail to understand how it has garnered so many awards and accolades. I can only assume it's some sort of Emporor's Clothes situation where the pseudo-intellectual music critic crowd wants to appear smart so they gush about the beauty of something that nobody actually sees just because it's Bjork so they're supposed to like it.

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Bjork crafts these wonderful pieces of music with so much purpose, you can hear it in her production. I'd like to think she is primarily a vocal artist, with her voice at the forefront. This makes the music all the more purposeful, being built around the central driving force of Bjork's singing (which is wonderful, by the way). As such, there's a lot of beauty here in this album, with some of the compositions reminding me of one of my favorite albums of all time (Actor by St. Vincent). It's a wonderful body of work, I don't think I can find anything bad to say about it. Well done, Bjork.

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I can appreciate the thought and care that went into this and the production is pretty good, but got to be honest I just can't get into her voice and her weird infantile fairy thing.

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5

Original, emotional, introspective, magical. Recommended season: Autumn

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5

Hi- Hidden Place, Pagan Poetry, Aurora, Unison Weaving the hollow and empty with grandiose and dramatic, synthetic with natural, the devious with the naive, listening to Björk is like watching a crystal-clear video stream glitching out on a flaky connection; It's poetic, flowing, and jarring. This kind of evolution of Björk's tapestry of duality is interspersed throughout Vespertine, bizarre, beautiful and disastrous. Hidden Place is an other-worldly (a term all too often associated with Björk's work) track that sets the tone for the 50 minute journey that follows, with Björk's signature struggled breathy crooning (Pagan Poetry) vs her wild belting of notes that echo off the back walls of time (Aurora), it's endearing as much as it is unsettling. Unison is both claustrophobic and expansive, just more opposites that get played off of each other which are part-and-parcel for a vacation through the strange world of Björk, a world that simply couldn't be anyone else's.

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Bjork's unique diction and style of singing sound vaguely like how I'd imagine Lorde would sing if she were Werner Herzog's daughter. The instrumentals and production on this album were most likely a significant early influence on the low-fi alternative genre. Overall a surprisingly enjoyable and original album for anyone who doesn't mind Bjork's unconventional singing style.

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This is a surprising one for me. I knew of her most popular songs, but never checked out a whole record. This was enchanting and made me want to become a fairy in the forest. Which is impressive considering I was actually suffering in rush hour traffic and sweating like a pig.

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4

Bjork's voice is something else. Between the timbre, meandering around the scale, qne formless lyrics, it's confusing and gripping at the same time. Production wise, it's quite modern and would fit well with today's pop trends. The metallic synths are very much 21st century dream pop while the sparse de-emphasized rhythms are still distinctively 90s. Weirdly, I would definitely give this a re-listen.

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Its very much like sound as texture. like ASMR. Its cool but I am not quite sure what it makes me feel. I feel sort of lost in these sounds, can't quite predict how the songs will go. Its Not Up To You is a good track. Pagan Poetry is intense. Good album to have on in the winter. Yea this album is a lot about getting busy, and the songs themselves individually don't have the same impact as the whole thing in its totality.

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4

I love the uniqueness of her voice, the production values and the quirkiness of her music. On the flip side, it was rather maudlin overall, which was a barrier to engaging with it more. "Heirloom" gets a shout out for featuring some kind of Casio keyboard percussion track but making it work

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I should start by saying that I admire Bjork much more than I enjoy her music. She typically has more ideas in one album than most artists have in their entire careers. She is painstaking in her professionalism and attention to detail. There is nothing lazy or half-hearted about her music. She is perhaps the most committed artist I know of and utterly fearless. And she draws inspiration from a bewildering array of sources. Given how strange her music is, I'm both shocked and grateful that she's had such a long and successful career. She's made room for tons of artists who aren't nearly as daring as she. So why don't I like her better? Probably because her eclecticism and general weirdness overwhelms my poor aged brain. Which is why Verspertine is such a surprise. Not that the album lacks ideas, but they're all pressed into the service of a singular and coherent vision. Listening to Vespertine is like listening to a teenager sing her diary in her attic bedroom at three in the morning, the needle on a record player repeatedly glitching at the end of an album, rain pattering on the window. Bjork's voice rarely rises above a whisper, but she sings with naked emotional intensity. She uses pre-recorded sounds heavily, the way Portishead did on Dummy, but Bjork takes it much further, recording antique music boxes, doors closing, and other found sounds, in addition to musical loops. In addition to the music/found sound loops, Bjork also employs percussive instruments like harpsichord and xylophone, and a full orchestra. It's a unique mix, extremely detailed like all of her work, and a lot to absorb in one sitting. More than any other album I've listened to recently, the music of Vespertine seems designed to support Bjork's vocal performance and lyrics, rather than be an end in itself. So, to really do justice to Vespertine in an review, I would really have to grapple with her lyrics and evaluate how well the musical accompaniment enriches them. That's too much work for me, but I can give my impression, which is that Vespertine is a very accomplished piece of work. Confessional and intimate, atmospheric ballads aren't really my thing, but Vespertine is pretty darned good.

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4

I love Bjork. So strange and unique, yet still catchy and listenable. This album is no exception. 4 stars.

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This was my introduction to Björk, and at the time I had never heard anything quite like it. I remember being struck by how the music could be so soft and subtle but incredibly lush and layered

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Hard to describe what this album is about but I feel it. Takes some warming up but eventually you realize you are in her world and her emotions come through leaving me feeling it all without fully understand it. I step out of this album as if I just left a theater. I experienced a piece of art that I want to go back to and experience once more. There’s more there and I’m excited to go back in.

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Cold, haunting, but all around beautiful. The often spaced out soundscapes match perfectly with bjork's incredible voice. Although admittedly a little too long for my willingness to stick with this sound, I can see why many consider this one of her finest works. Favorites: Cocoon, It's Not Up To You, Aurora

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Not my usual thing but I respect what Bjork is doing. I overlooked her music in the 90's because the media focused on her portrayal as a kooky manic pixie dream girl and I assumed that her vocals were heavy on screeching and yowling. I was pleasantly surprised to listen to this album that was crafted with layers of texture, and now I think that (as with most female artists from the 90's) Bjork was overlooked in favour of her male peers.

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Vespertine is unconventionally and hauntingly creative, with moments of beauty for me. However, overall, it's not something I would listen to again. I respect Bjork's work, but don't gravitate to her art.

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Bjork at her most Bjorkish. Wears a bit thin in places, no real standout tracks, and it was about this time that Goldfrapp took it to a more interesting place.

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Day 30 of Albums You Must Hear... Vesterpine is the fourth studio album from Icelandic singer Björk, an artist that has been creating since age 11. Vesterpine is part art pop, part trip hop and part electronica. Björk’s voice is very similar to Portishead’s singer Beth Gibbons. The sound of the vocals has a quiet and comforting ambience to it. The production is very good and it definitely had that trip hop quality to it, sonically. While the majority of Vesterpine is a tad too emo for my personal taste, I can see why some fans call it her best album to date. The songs that I liked were Hidden Place, It’s Not Up To You and Heirloom. Lastly, Björk got a lot of attention for the swan dress that she wore to the 2001 Oscars, she is also wearing that dress on the cover of Vesterpine. Anyhow, next album please!! Please share your thoughts, memories and opinions!

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This album remind me a lot of the Joni Mitchell album where the background music isn't really doing anything but she's saying something it's just I'm not there to really understand it and it's not my forte

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I try not to say "artsy" music like this is bad, because I feel like I just don't get it, and that's my fault. But man, this is kinda bad. I guess I can appreciate the alien sound. It almost seems like something the belters from The Expanse series would listen to - just totally foreign to my ears. Anyway, I probably won't be returning to the album.

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The music has a very alien and other-worldy quality, which I found very interesting.

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Amazing Album

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5

Não é dos mais acessíveis da Bjork, mas a produção e muito complexa e feita com elementos da casa dela. Feito no período do "Dancer in the Dark". Assistir também o show incrível na Royal Opera House

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10/10 Björks best and one of the best albums I’ve ever heard overall

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5

I liked this a lot more than the 93 album

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5

Hasta me da miedo no ponerle 5

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5

Never listen to this before but it was a perfect vibe for today.

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5

Has to be in my top ten. Made me go from a Bjork fan to an obsessive fan boy. I still get the chills listening even years later. Flawless and an essential listen

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5

Melodic genius. Never afraid to take chances with rhythm and cadence. A true joy.

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Really inspiring and creative

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5

Very soothing. love the textures and her vocals. will be exploring more of her ouvre

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complex layers and super production

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Never listened to Björk before and had no idea what to expect, but I absolutely loved it. I found her voice tantalizing and the music both relaxing and stimulating. I will absolutely listen to this and other Björk albums again. Actually, I'm going to listen to another Björk album right now.

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5

one of the best albums. bjork is a legend and bright. beautiful voice. this album is the peak of her career.

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5

Awesome

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5

Really enjoyed this album

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5

An album of total beauty. Sensuous, delicate, powerful. Love Bjork's voice, the song writing, the gossamer details in the music. Would give this a 6* if possible. <3

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5

Великолепно! Мой любимый альбом Бйорк!

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5

ну просто замечательное, красивейшее музло, с прекрасным голосом

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5

Bjork is fantastic. Fantastic is Bjork. Such a recognisable sound.

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5

I fucking love Bjork. Such interesting and moving music. Even the songs I'm not so into I respect cos its just such great music. Not on this album but Unravel is one of the best songs of all time

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5

Björk’s masterpiece. A stunning, sensual, beautiful record, delicate and stirring. Minimalist beats gently pulse, celestial chorus soar and Björk’s incredible vocals hold all together. It’s hard to think of a more imaginative artist working today, exploring her own passions, never following the fashion. But here she is, wowing the listener with an extraordinary album quite unlike any other.

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5

A masterpiece

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5

Deep and intimate. By turns breathy and dreamy then suddenly out-front and powerful, you hang on every note for an irresistable listen.

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Perfect

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5

Bjork being Bjork.

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5

so this was class.... ive tried to get into bjork before but i could never really get past venus as a boy, so i was a bit hesitant about this album but about halfway through i was like oh this is amazing i want to listen to this over and over again preferably while on various substances.

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It amazes me how she creates this mystical world where she reigns supreme.

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Wow

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Does Björk have like the best discography ever? I'm not even sure this is her best.

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Emotional

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5

Björk is so weird. I love her.

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Gostei muito de ouvir, músicas cheias de camadas. Adorei as melodias.

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Valeur sentimentale pour moi cet album Un de mes préféré de Bjork. Album de tempête de neige. Les textures et les sons de cet album sont sublime. Intime et immense à la fois

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5

Top tier Bjork album for me, along with Debut and Homogenic.

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Had not fully invested in this album at the time: it was always Homogenic and then Post. But last year Debut turned out to be much better than I remembered. And this year the same is even more true for Vespertine, the 2nd 1001 album from Bjork on the list for me.

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Fellow Icelander

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Okei mitä helvettiä ja mitä kummaa, miks oon skipannut just tän Björkin levyn aiemmin. Osuu nimittäin todella herkkään paikkaan tämmöselle 00-luvun alun olohuoneteknon ystävälle. Plus siihen päälle, että Björk vaan osaa tehdä maagista musaa. Alkupuoli on jo tosi kova, mutta erityisesti yllätti, miten loppupuolella esim. Aurora, Heirloom ja Unison pystyy vielä viemään hommaa eteenpäin. Sanoisin 4.5/5 mut pyöristetään nyt ylöspäin, ku niin kiva yllätys.

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Superhieno! 5/5

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My goodness, Bjork is an absolutely fascinating artist in every way. I really hadn't actively listened to much of her work before this project, and I'm glad it's introduced me to a few of her albums. This album might be my favorite of hers thus far. Her sense of melody and harmony, her writing and composition, and her personal style of vocal delivery all add up to such an intriguing layering and texturing of music. I don't even like hearing such synth-heavy music on a regular basis, but she makes it work so well. By the end of the album, things felt a little jarred to me but I think that's due to her use of unusual rhythms, especially in her melodic delivery.

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4.5

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Ovo mi je naprosto jedan od najdražih albuma i nevjerojatno koliko dobro zvućči dvadesetak godina kasnije.

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In most of her work, Bjork's voice takes center stage. Which makes sense, considering that her voice is the Icelandic version of a cowboy swagger. On this album, the mixing takes center stage, with perfectly placed notes of piano doing enough to offset the darker beats. I'd love to be in that mixing room. I'd also love to hear all of the parts separately. My guess is that each would be interesting on its own, but together create something greater than the sum.

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Ett av de bästa albumen någonsin. Det är synd att vi inte fick det medan det ännu var snöigt, skivans ljud är på något sätt kallt samtidigt som det är det varmaste, mest intima man någonsin hört. Jag älskar trumljuden, de låter helt härliga, jag älskar melodierna, jag älskar refrängerna, jag älskar hur uppriktigt, intimt och känslosamt Björk sjunger om det hon känner. Vespertine känns inte heller någonsin cyniskt, vilket är helt fräscht.

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5

My favorite Björk album. From the intimate ”Cocoon” to the sprawling ”Pagan Poetry”, the album combines orchestral strings, choir song, assorted twinkling instruments, electonic production and Björk’s umistakable voice into a cohesive, enveloping and deeply personal expression. The ticking and shuffling electronic percussion used also appeals to me personally.

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5

listened to while high, i was floating through space and time letting the stars guide my way

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5

Oh fuck yeah, this is one of my favorite albums Really captures that surreal, dreamy experience Incredible album - 10/10

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5

I've already heard it, love it <3

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I've only ever heard of Bjork because of her - shall we say - out-there dress at the Oscars in 2001. So it almost comes as no surprise that she is donning that exact dress on the cover of Vespertine. This album was an overall nice surprise, as what little press I'd heard of Bjork was all about the swan dress, and how strange it was. Of which I then formed a pre-conceived notion of what her music sounded like, and that it wouldn't be something I would enjoy. The ethereal like quality to her music, draws you in with her understated beats and unique voice, of which I would liken to someone like Norwegian artist Aurora, paired with the sensuality of FKA Twigs. Best: Aurora Worst: Heirloom

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4

She's a genius.

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4

Have not listened to this before, quite like it. Sprechgesang, but with nice melody.

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Fucking amazing, this artist knows full well what she wants and does it wonderfully

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Made me think of the calmer Chris Christodoulou songs, but with added intresting vocals.

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4

Weird but good stuff. More like 4.5, will definitely listen to this again

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4

Much less “weird” than I previously thought. Reminiscent of Massive Attack and lo-fi. For the first time I feel like I “get” and like Bjork.

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1. Opening track is great. Her vocals sound so enticing and then break into a childlike taunt. 2. Second track is sooo breathy. Combined with that drum machine with the suppression it's super haunting 3.

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freaky. really cool, enjoyed uqite a bit

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4

This sounds like it could have come out last week. Bjork was truly revolutionary. Fun listen.

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That audio mix... Very unique... I must deep dive into that music.

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4

Hay muchas opiniones encontradas con éste Álbum al parecer... Definitivamente estoy del lado de los que piensan que es un pinche discazo.

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4

This album is pretty sick. Ethereal, unique, and much more than a unique voice with an accent you can't quite place.

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4

Pure magic. Such a treat. Mesmerizing.

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4

Powerful and ethereal, but better in small doses. Not so much for playing in the background while working lol

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4

Tripppppy!

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4

At first I hated this... but as the Bjork set in I kind of started to like it. It's like being in a kind of depressing ice palace. I can't imagine singling out a song (besides Frosti which I love) but I found myself nodding along and getting into it in the second half.

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4

Clearly one of auroras influences, and I completely get down with it. Industrial dream pop is most certainly it

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Yuhu

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I liked it.

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Absolute weirdo

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4

Loved it

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4

This album had a very interesting sound. Lo-fi mixed with epic orchestral. Lyrics were ok.

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4

Very nice, weird Bjork music album.

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4

Loved it's Not Up to You and Pagan Poetry

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Its what you expect from a Bjork Álbum, ambient, uniform and great

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4

byorck

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Absolutely Fantastic

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I really love Bjork, and her song It's not up to you actually hit me in an emotional way that I needed.

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4

De moeite waard om naar te luisteren. Zeker voor 2001 klinkt dit heel modern

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4

Enjoy Bjork, maybe wouldn't listen regularly but every time I do I enjoy. 3.8

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4

Good bjork album as usual

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Beautiful album

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She is goddess

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4

More subdued than most of her work in a way that complements it well. I tend to overlook this album compared to her more bombastic ones but I'm really appreciating her work crafting the beats and melodies here.

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As I am listing now I am remembering why this album doesn't rank higher for me. Musically - it's a brilliant & extremely complex album - that is apparent. It definitely isn't as easy to just put on and enjoy as Debut or Post. I think it's clear that she was in a certain headspace after doing *Dancer in the Dark* and Vespertine stays a bit more somber and subdued and doesn't reach the more manic highs of the previous 3 releases - and that's what I always loved most about Bjork.

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Time has mellowed me, I suppose; I enjoyed this more than I expected to. I don’t think it’ll be a regular repeat listen for me, but it’s pretty good

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Perfect

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Not as to my taste as yhe albums that came before, but still i love her sound

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Need to listen to more bjork. Reminds me a lot of radiohead

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I like a bit of Björk, but wasn't really familiar with this album. I'm also a fan of that early oughties faux-vinyl-crackle glitchy electronica, so this was right up my street! Fave track - "Hidden Place", maybe - loved the harp on "Pagan Poetry" too....

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4

Very good, and an extra star just for being Björk. Hidden place, cocoon, and unity were my favourites

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4

I enjoy this album and it's so soothing to listen to. Her other albums are even better, though.

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i really loved just relaxing and letting this wash over me and i think it might be 5 stars if i listened to it a few more times! ive never listened to a bjork album before but now im definitely intrigued

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4

Strong interesting start. This coming off Homogenic is interesting, it feels like it could have been released in the last year. Love that instrumental oddness going on. First track has it all, orchestral Björk, weird beat Björk, instrumental oddities swirling around Björk, etc etc. Second track has some nice little poppy-sounding-beats along with interesting acoustic touches, lyrically it's interestingly explicit but pure in its intention. Oh man the Bass contrasting with the music boxes on Pagan Poetry is so fucking good, the push-pull of heavy/raw/powerful instruments with delicate twinkling of other touches+vocals is very powerful and what makes me really like Björk. This is definitely a winter album. Interesting Wiki tidbit: "With the rising popularity of Napster and music downloads, she decided to use instruments whose sounds would not be compromised when downloaded and played on a computer, including the harp, the celesta, clavichord, strings, and custom music boxes. Assisted by the duo Matmos, Björk created "microbeats" from various household sounds, such as that of shuffling cards and ice being cracked." Honestly there is a lot of interesting found-sound tidbits in the Wiki article that for a nerd like me make me happy. Sounds like the laptop was the studio for most of it, and apparently Björk does not get the credit for her work on it. Bummer. I'd say maybe a 4.5 or 5 but I will go with a 4.5 since not every track was unique enough to grab me compared to some others.

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Starting with "Hidden Place" it seems to pick up where her previous album, "Homogenic," left off, but then "Cocoon" takes the album in a more intimate direction. Definitely lends itself to headphones. Really like the textured beats, especially as they mesh with the string and vocal arrangements.

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4

Well, this album is all about sex, baybee. It lacks the variety of earlier albums but maybe it's better for that.

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4

Got into it after a few tracks. Not bad

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4

Björk is always weird. This is her being weird and in love. Fillerish songs make way for the epic repose of the scattered three or four single worthy exceptions. Still. It’s an interesting and musically dense piece of art pop.

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Toujours inventif et différent. J’aime sa recherche ne nouvelles façon de concevoir de la musique. Par contre, c’est pas son meilleur (je préfère post), un peu linéaire, quelques tounes qui vieillissent mal (Frosti par exemple).

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Un somptueux album de la part du second artiste islandais de ma journée. En effet, vous n'êtes pas sans savoir que je suis en possession de plusieurs générateurs pirates, et aujourd'hui mon générateur pop m'a proposé l'excellent groupe KALEO. Une journée donc placée sous le signe du grand froid, que je compte compléter en me jouant quelques chansons du dernier album d'Ed Sheeran, figure de proue de la rayon surgelé pop.

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4

Enjoyed listening but it was exhausting, very Jazzy and lacking in structure.

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4

My only exposure to Bjork before this was her alt-rock band The Sugarcubes, "Birthday" is one of my favorite songs. And I'm happy to hear her vocal style in still here 13 years later. Dramatic and beautiful, before in the Sugarcubes it gave off a wistful and mysterious vibe, but here we have something much more stunning, carefully arranged with intricate electronics that serve to construct an ambiance for the audience and support Bjork's vocal style and lyrical subject matter. I can tell how inaccessible this could be for most listeners. I mean, the second track "Cocoon" is characterized by moments of silence, light ambiance effects, and a mostly static whisper that rarely breaches its boundaries. This is an aesthetic that contrasts with most pop music out there. For many people, this abstract aesthetic combined with the cryptic lyrics could come off as pretentious. However, her one-line lyrics project brief images that build the subject matter, allowing the audience plenty of time to focus on everything going on, from Bjork's storytelling to her emotions to the production's environment. Major issue is that the second half is significantly weaker than the first. Not bad by any means, but they don't blow me away until the closer "Unison." There are many things I love about those tracks though. "Frosti" leading into "Aurora" sparks images of mythical ice kingdoms. "An Echo a Stain" is a fest of industrial anxiety. "Sun in My Mouth" has some of her prettiest singing. "Heirloom" is straight up trip hop, probably the most accessible, even her vocals are more traditional here. I have nothing notable to say about "Harm of Will," just another decent track, but at this point I'm tuning out until "Unison" snaps me back into a dramatic operatic finish. Favorites: It's Not Up To You, Pagan Poetry, Unison

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4

I'm torn on how to rate this. 100% absolutely beautiful and unique music. But, I'll probably never listen to it again.

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4

No words can describe how beautiful this album is. Flawlessly written, produced, orchestrated, and mastered album. There's tremendous songwriting over the entire album. And it's sounds so minimal while atmosphere is so magical and ethereal. Multi-tracked harmonies elevate that atmosphere splendidly. Most favourite tracks from the album: Cocoon  It's Not Up to You  Undo  Aurora  Sun in My Mouth    Unison  9/10

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Loved this. Some of her best vocal performances, beautiful production.

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Vaikka onkin siisti levy ja fiilan erityisesti perkkoja ja rytmejä, en voi sanoa vieläkään että olisin päässy sisään Björkiin. Ehkä sit kokemuksen karttuessa menee mut toistaiseksi vielä \"ainoastaan\" 4/5.

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i like this bjork

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ja det är ju ett av de bästa albumen som hon gjort

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Lyssnade på det åter idag fö ja så att alla gav det en femma….. förlåt mig … men det blir trots det en fyra…..

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Layered, complex, unique, difficult at times, I can see repeated listens bearing multiple, complex tasting fruits. The opposite of background music this album demands attention. We will see if the rewards are worth the effort of this listener. To be continued. 3.75 🌟

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Takie dziwne, oniryczne, tripowe, nie znałem zbytnio artystki, ale chętnie posłucham jeszcze więcej. Z jednej strony chillowe, ale z drugiej czasem angażujące - dziwne połączenie. Solidne 4

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With “Vespertine”, Bjork pulled a “Kid A” after scoring an “OK Computer” with 1997’s “Homogenic”. Like “Kid A”, “Vespertine” marks a sharp left field turn to something a little more abstract and introspective. It’s also denser, more complex and perhaps more rewarding than its predecessor. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about it at first, but the first thing to know about “Vespertine” is that it’s a treasure trove of arrangements and production, so intricately woven together. Knowing Bjork recorded “microbeats” with a series of household objects (crushing ice! Shuffling cards!) and then used music program Sibelius to write up all the string, harp and music box parts puts it even further up my street. Right from the get go with “Hidden Place”, “Vespertine” is elegant and rich. The combination of beats, Bjork’s acrobatic vocals and especially the lush choir and strings makes for a gorgeous sound. “Cocoon” is also beautiful, and almost uncomfortably intimate: “when I wake up, gorgeousness- he’s still inside me”, followed up by some veeery heavy breathing. Of the remaining tracks, the most breathtaking are “Pagan Poetry” and closer “Unison”. The brief instrumental “Frosti” deserves a mention, and the only discernible traces of the earlier, danceable Bjork are “It’s Not Up To You” and “Heirloom”. The rest is still working its charm on me, slowly but surely… but at the very least, it’s intriguing. I have enough confidence in Bjork’s genius to know this is at least a four star and will only improve with time.

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Dromerig maar intieme muziek om even mee te zweven in een speciale sfeer

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Wil eerder 3,5 geven want is wel aangename muziek, evenwel totaal mijn ding niet.

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Sonoridade muito bonita. Primeira vez que ouço um álbum completo dela. Nuâncias e detalhes a rodo nas canções. Me fez querer conhecer mais.

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Couldn't finish. Meandering and boring.

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Experimenteler en beter dan verwacht, wel heel same-y. Niet mijn muziek maar vond het zeker niet verkeerd. Album duurde relatief lang.

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Good, strange music. I've never been overly fond of her voice, but I'd listen to this album again. 3 stars.

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Interesting stuff. Reminds me of NIN a bit.

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Chill

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Hidden Place is good; the rest is a bit iffy

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Bells & whispers

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Ok album, cool sounds but nothing really that memorable

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iceland e tals

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3.5 Surprisingly it was very listenable and wasn't ass shrill and avant garde as I thought it would be.

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Vokste på mæ, bedre andre gang

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Weird Icelandic musical collage, but I like it. Vespertine means pertaining to the evening

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Digging the digital and stringy sounds

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Is it ok to say this is just weird? I don't hate it...but I'm not exactly sure I like it either. It's noise with a melody. I don't really feel like I understand any of the songs but I appreciate the quiet smooth music. Some of it felt like Christmas music - like that choir - near opera feeling. I think this is the type of music you feel comfortable hearing in hallways on low volume. I'm not sure the melodies are exactly ever really recognizable - just pretty and calming. Bjork fans are probably like omg I have a favorite but to me it's just fairly calm music that sound mostly the same. It's not up to you is the best of the album for me

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Nunca me había atraído como para escuchar un disco completo y la verdad es que voy a darme tiempo para revisar los demás. Tiene un sonido crudo y sincero, tal vez por como fue concebido el concepto del disco (inicios del 2000, primer disco descargable) además tiene un plus con todo el tema digital más allá del disco, tu podías editar las rolas y hacerlas a tu antojo. Siempre he creído que está loquita pero más bien tiene un amor inmenso por el arte y no todos vemos el mundo de igual manera.

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El disco tiene un estilo parecido al de “Cigarrettes after sex”. Probablemente influyó en el estilo estético de ellos. Aunque el disco es interesante, tanto en la música como en la producción, se vuelve muy tedioso hacia las últimas canciones. Creo que Björk no es tanto mi estilo. Mi canción favorita del disco (y ahora en mi lista) es justo la primera: Hidden Place. De hecho quedaría muy bien opening credits de una película de James Bond. Las demás canciones me parecieron reiteraciones del mismo concepto.

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Leuk voor een keertje

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Definitely different. Not something I would listen to every day but good as background music when you're chilling.

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I just really don’t think I dig Björk but she’s talented.

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Upper tier Bjork. Still an acquired taste. 3.5.

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Haven't listened to Bjork before. Some moving music - Enjoyed Unison

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Comentaba que este es quizá mi disco favorito de Bjork, aunque debo aceptarlo no soy un gran fan de ella. Siento que es una persona sincera en cuanto a lo que quiere hacer, aunque a veces lo "intenta de más" y termina sintiéndose un poco... ridículo no es la palabra correcta, es más bien exagerar el arte por el arte (lo cual no tendría que ser malo per se). A ratos la siento como si fuera una Yoko Ono o Maria Abramovic pero con verdadero talento y algo que decir. El disco es interesante, la instrumentación y la razón de su elección son curiosas y el resultado se siente único. De verdad se siente como un proyecto conceptual bien pensado, con un sentido etéreo/erótico muy fuerte y bien trabajado. La parte mala es que aunque me puede agradar buena parte si llega el punto en que esa amalgama que no se detiene de sonido igual no para y el disco se convierte en una canción que no acaba y solo fluye sintiéndose igual y esta muchacha sigue gritando exactamente igual y cae en el punto de cansar un poco. Un disco muy respetable, creo merece ser escuchado, entiendo a quien le fascine pero no llega a ser mi máximo.

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I can appreciate what she’s doing, but I don’t necessarily enjoy listening to it.

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Björky

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k

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It was alright. Some fine sounds, but not necessarily my cup of tea favorite tracks: “Pagan Poetry” and “Sun In My Mouth”

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5

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A nice listen but kind of passed me by. Last song is great.

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Hidden Place was amazing, other tracks were enjoyable but I probably wouldn't go back and listen to the whole album again.

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Vocals were impressive... but I doubt I'll regularly listen to Björk. Haha

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Production: 16/20 Songwriting: 12/20 Innovation: 15/20 Bangers: 0/20 Emotional response: 15/20 =58 Very high three - would have moved up a level with just one banger!

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So far I was underwhelmed until “it’s not up to you”. Still not blown away though. Maybe I’m too marinated in a culture affected by bjork to understand why she’s so revered and respected. Ok “undo” is pretty dope too. Maybe I like the more lush songs over the minimalist early 2000s beeps and boops. End of “undo” with that bitcrusher. Not a big fan of that aesthetic. Maybe because I grew up on aol dial up. I feel like I might be missing out on lyrics too. Iirc she’s known for her emotional lyrics and when I listen to music, especially on first listens, I tend to ignore lyrics for the instrumental. My ear more naturally gravitates there. “Pagan poetry” seems like one where I’m missing out by not gravitating to lyrics. “Aurora” would be a great song to walk around somewhere cold outdoors to. Finishing up the album now. Better than how I felt at the beginning but still not blown away.

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Ugh, just don't care for Bjork. it's interesting, but not my jam.

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I don't dislike the dreamy style. It treads a fine line between musically creative and weird for the sake of weird

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eeeeeeeh

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An album I can always come back to.

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An enjoyable listen but won’t hurry back

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Good album, she is not afraid to take risks with her sound, it was experimental at the time and no doubt influential but for me it’s mainly background music.

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Fun early electronic music. Enjoyed the experimental aspects similar to psychedelic rock.

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-She is clearly going for a certain feeling, and definitely achieves it -Very chill, and consistent throughout the album -To me, it often sounds like the intro to a song that is going to eventually going to pick up, but a more intense song was obviously not the goal

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3/5

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It's good but not enough for me

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I liked it but as with all Bjork albums, I don't really have a desire to listen again.

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I listened to 3 other Bjork albums as a run at this one and, maybe I was Bjork'd out by the time I hit this one, it didn't seem as strong as the others. A few tracks sounded like she just set the mic up on her deck during a windy day and recorded her windchimes go nuts..

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Veramente unico e particolare

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I know Björk, but I never liked too much of her work...it's not anything special, but it's nothing my kind of thing. This album does not change my mind, but I think that I "understood" better her work and this is a nice thing.

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I like Bjork but hadn't listened to this one before. The production is excellent like always but it didn't sound like there were enough good songs underneath it

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eh. this is so intesne it can be difficult to listen to. 3

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Not for me, but I can appreciate it.

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This wasn't as weird as I expected.

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Another’s one of these things I can appreciate the artistry of but I find the music and particularly the signing exhausts me pretty quickly.

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Wasn’t as bad as I thought but not for me

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Wow, just wow. At first I thought the hell is this?! Then, I've listened. Omg. It's so different to what I usually listen to. Extremely experimental, heard sounds I normally wouldn't hear elsewhere. Incredible. Bjork, I'll definitely check out more of her work.

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Really enjoyed this weird shit

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Not what you expect to hear from Björk - very good for background noise.

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I enjoy reading the 5 star and 1 star reviews for each album just to see the contrasts of how some folks will absolutely love it while others will detest the same album. The difference in musical taste for folks is fascinating. Bjork is certainly one of the more polarizing artists out there. I really respect her talent for painting impressionistic soundscapes with her songs, but a the same time her singing style can be very unsettling. So I'm not in the 5 star or 1 star camp, I'm pretty much in the middle, I love her AND I hate her.

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The first song is quite splendid. What caught my attention aside from the catchy melody was the production, with the choir, orchestrations and electro beat. It’s impressive that she produced and wrote or co-wrote all the songs and it seems like the ones I like best, including Unison and It’s Not up to You, she wrote solo. The music is unstructured and arty, but the melodies couldn’t hold me for a full LP.

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Whether or not you like the dreaminess of the vocals is personal preference. Regardless, she sure can sing and I doubt even those giving 1 ratings with the most entertainingly obnoxious comments would dispute that. The little beats and drifts in the music are good but enjoying them requires listening intently or else you miss the nuances. This album is all about the nuances. I'd like to listen to this album with headphones in a dark room or see her in concert so I could keep the level of focus needed to enjoy the music. When playing it at home it's easy to get distracted. Some songs like Hidden Place, Pagan Poetry and Unison are enjoyable without headphones or a concert ticket since the beats are more intricate / noticeable. Most of the other songs require hard work to keep focused.

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3/5

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3. it's Bjork, you know what you're getting when you go into it and this certainly delivered on Bjork. Pleasant to listen to if a bit odd at times.

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Very bjork... The music was generally interesting but I could do without her for the most part. Cool in the background I guess

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An amazing album that should score higher however the awful vocals detract from the experience. Could have been a five, at least Bjork's wailing is kept to a minimum.

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An enjoyable listen but won’t hurry back

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Bit weird

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Not a bad record, not a gigantic Björk fan but I can appreciate her work and this felt like a great example of her work to get more acquainted.

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“If there's one question to be raised with the album, it's that it's all simply so lush and nice that on some levels it fails to excite."

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Better than the other one that was on here, but still only okay. No recognized songs

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Mooi. Welkome afwisseling. Wel irritatie over hoe ze ‘I lof joe I lof joe I lof joe’ zingt.

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Qua productie en sfeer heel mooi. Dit is denk ik wel een plaat die ik meerdere keren zou moeten luisteren om er echt 'in' te komen.

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Interessant album. Niet helemaal met volle aandacht kunnen luisteren, maar dit leek me wel te kunnen bekoren

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Leuker dan verwacht, maar voor mij blijft het een eendagsvliegje.

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Stemmig, richting irritatie maar toch wel een prettige stem (kom ik nu pas achter, vroeger een zware allergie)

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vespertine \ˈve-spər-ˌtīn\ adj. 1: of, relating to, or occurring in the evening 2: active, flowering, or flourishing in the evening noun 1: a dull album that sounds like trip-hop but much lighter. Characterized by an enchanting whispery voice, music box tinkles, and some household sounds. Typically with a great first half and a boring second half. verb 1: when some Icelandic woman tried, typically through music, to stimulate being cozy at home but instead ended up stimulating a fever dream where one is in an alien house in the middle of woods where they are indeed cozy but very bored

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Everything I know about Bjork comes from the X-Files movie, Dancer in the Dark, and the Swan dress she wore. Now, it turns out Hidden Place from this album was the song from the X Files soundtrack, and I listened to this song a LOT. She really has a style of electronic and pop that works. Her music is a combination of fantasy, nightmares, dreams, and like drugs. It's a trip for sure. I think in the realm of electronic pop, she's close to the best so far that I've heard. She plays with mixes and sound too, which makes for a unique listening experience.

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interesting, less pop then the other albums of hers i've listened to

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This album has beautiful music and instrumentals. It's almost ethereal. However, Björks strange, offbeat singing completely kills the mood.

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OK

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There’s some interesting things happening sound and texture wise on ‘Vespertine’. It’s undeniably well produced but doesn’t sound dated for an album that’s 20 years old. Bjork’s voice is as clear and beautiful and piercing as ever, while the album as a whole is both ice cold, yet warm and inviting. I really like some parts of it, but other parts meander. Your own enjoyment of this record may well depend on how you feel when you put it on, and how much you can emotionally invest and drop into its overall mood and aesthetic.

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I've been meaning to listen to some Bjork ever since my Icelandic vacation awhile back, but somehow never got up the momentum. The album title, art, track list, do give an idea what's coming. Hidden Place is a strong enjoyable start but I find Cocoon unpleasant and I am worried the whole album would be the sort of performative weird that really rubs me the wrong way. I like It's Not Up To You quite a bit but Pagan Poetry is too much. Frosti is undeniably beautiful. And so on through the album. Moments of genius and stretches of what might be genius but they didn't land with me.

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Now this was pretty cool! Icelandic chilled trip hop beats! Beautiful silky vocals and again, something I would never have listened to without this! Not going to be everyone’s cup of tea but well worth a listen!

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3.5

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C’est intéressant de lire le contexte de cet album. Un album fait après une période intense pour Björk et où les artistes commençaient à travailler avec des laptops pour composer. Il y a beaucoup de manipulations sonores pour construire les beats. Cet album a également été composé alors que Napster et les téléchargements devenaient de plus en plus populaires et elle voulait que tous les instruments ne soient pas altérés par l’écoute suite aux download. Ce n’est pas le plus accessible des albums, mais il est intéressant et cadre bien dans la discographie de l’artiste.

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Björk doesn't have a as voice but it almost seems wasted on such a minimalistic and almost boring music style

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3.4 + This was around when I fell out as a Bjork fan. This one’s dense and only rewards the closest of listens. Overly complex lyrics that feel like they were lifted raw from some teenager’s poetry journal. Rather than edit herself, Bjork elects to build songs around the complexity - a worthy challenge for a musician but less so for the listener. Still, there are moments of striking beauty: “Harm of Will”, “Frosti” and “Undo.” Overall, it feels foggy and I can see why I dreaded revisiting this album.

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J'avais des attentes plus élevées de ça. Performances vocales intéressantes, mais rien qui restera mémorable pour moi - 3

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Well it’s Björk, so that’s always good for an adventure.

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I wonder if this is the album that sparked her famous swan costume she wore back them. A very quirky album but that isn't a bad thing. I was never a huge fan of Bjork besides Gloomy Sunday, but this was enjoyable.

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And the randomizer has given me another Björk album; it could be much worse. This is Björk's fourth album and much more subdued than her previous three which had big beats and more pop-oriented songs. This music is still in the electronic or techno music genre with a more quiet rhthym or beat backbone, "microbeats", filled in with strings, keyboards and her voice. Maybe not a good comparison but reminded me hearing Radiohead's "Kid A" for the first time in that it's different and more abstract than what came before. There is not really an obvious "hit" single but I did enjoy most of the songs which flow together very nicely. The focus of most these songs is pretty obvious: romance and sex. The two songs that were highlights for me were "Cocoon" which reminded me of the Radiohead album with its subtle beats and "It's Not Up to You" and its dramatic strings and arrangements. This album is one that I liked more and more after each listen and is definitely one you want to listen to from start to finish.

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A reluctant 3/5, because there's too much good in here to deny. Musically, it's varied and interesting. Lyrically, it's a mixed bag of clunky, weird, downright pretentious, and the occasional unguarded bit of inspiration. My biggest problem is Bjork's vocal style itself. Breathy, gossamer sing-speaking is all well and good, but too often she's determined to linger and play with the rhythm and melody long past the point at which listening to her do so is enjoyable. There's this mode of delivery that sounds like a jazz vocalist on sedatives - a soporific scat that completely robs the track of propulsion. Syllables are drawn out until they almost lose any semantic value. That said, that isnt constant: there's enough in here that works, and when it works, it's elven and intimate, and hell, a little bit sensual.

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its like art pop but while interesting its lacking something that's actually pleasant to listen to still decent though

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great electronic production. i've not ever been the biggest fan of her lyrics but her albums are always an interesting listen.

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The first impression of Bjork's music is always of something terribly trivial, obnoxious and ultimately boring. With her, a lot always happens in the studio. However, there is something meditative about it, which I thoroughly enjoy. (6/10) FT: Unison, Pagan Poetry

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- this was relaxing, not disturbing - no idea what she was saying but it feels nice - i was able to to background work

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Nok no. Hørres likt ut som da forrige

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Despite some of Björk's irritating vocal tics, this is a mostly enjoyable LP. The production is lush and encompassing, and the instrumentals generally offer interesting melodic progressions intertwined with the singer's swooping delivery. Could use some editing, though, as most tracks exhaust their ideas by the halfway point.

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Weird but good

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Oh Bjork, how utterly lovely, cute, adorable, challenging, and sometime's utterly frustrating to listen to you are.

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Interesting but not close to Debut in listening pleasure. One frail sounding song after another. Didn't add.

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Delicate music box

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Lubie chillowe, ale to nie szczególnie przypadło mi do gustu.

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It is an interesting record, to say the least. Really enjoyed the vocals. However, Vespertine felt overthought a quarter of the time for me. I feel inspired to explore more of Bjork's discography, however, I don't feel the urge to come back to this album.

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Estranho, como a Bjork.

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niet echt mijn ding 1.5/5

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It's definitley not basic but not gonna listen to it again

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It’s just, not for me, ya know

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Not her best work in my opinion. There is some instrumentation in this that grates on me a bit. I don't necessarily have a favorite, but this is not it for sure.

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Eh, not a Bjork fan no matter how hard I try.

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I tried, but I just hate her voice

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Sounds like Dolores O’Riordan held a knife to Avril Lavigne’s throat and told her to sing like Fergie trying to be Alanis Morrisette.

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This was alright. Not particularly my style, but the end of the album was very nice. It was a nice change of pace from my usual playlists.

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She probably has better albums

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Tiene sus cosas, sí. Innovación con algunos sonidos y según esto ya pensaba que al bajar la música de internet la calidad iba a bajar, así que usaba sonidos especiales que no se degradaran tanto. Muy bonito y todo, pero no más no me pasa. Quizá si sale otro de sus discos, uno un poco más pop y menos experimenta, podría tener mejor nota.

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Mhm

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Aquí es la hora de la honestidad: es muy famosa pero a mí no me truena esta tacha.

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I listened to the first two songs, and as I suspected, I am just not a fan of Bjork. I could almost put the album on in the background if it was the background music alone. I don't know that I would ever put it on though, It would just have to happen based on the algorithms of my streaming service. Then I would turn it off once the singing started. It certainly isn't bad, it just isn't for me.

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Not really my thing, but that's why I started this -- to hear stuff that may not be my thing. I like her voice, but the music is a little moody for me. Kind of reminds me of Enya, more background music for a nap in my world than anything else.

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A bit too ambient for my taste

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I enjoy the music but her voice just grates on me.

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La mezcla de sonidos es muy interesante pero me desespera mucho. No sé si esa es la intención, aunque supongo por las letras el punto es ser más introspectivo aunque la verdad no logro conectar con lo que tiene que decir. No es un disco horrible, tiene momentos lindos, otros interesantes pero en general no es para mi. Songs: Aurora

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Tycker inte det är hennes bästa.

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Very haunting voice and eclectic sounds but a little too far out there for my enjoyment

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Repetitive. Not my style didn't finish

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2/5 way too experimental and soothing for my taste.

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This is another one of those albums where the sound is super different and I kinda get what they're trying to do, but I just don't really like listening to it. Sort of like the two PJ Harvey albums in a way. Which is a shame, because I've heard good things about Björk

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Demasiado experimental

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Got halfway thru it was okay

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So bizarre. I was waiting for it to be over.

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I mean its Bjork. Not sure how to tell the difference from one song to the other.

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Tres canciones y no puedo más

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This is a tough one. I actually quite like the background music for this, but Bjork sounds like someone riding in a car on a bumpy road. It'll be a 2, but only for vocals.

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Not too bad. Wouldn’t turn it off, but probably wouldn’t turn it in either

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Doesn’t matter how interesting the music is if you can’t get past the desperate vocal style. Will never go back

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An avant-garde masterpiece. 2/5.

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Its bjork

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Quietly pretty. Bit boring, better for background. Cocoon is quite sexy and intimate, Heirloom and Unison are most fully realised song in the traditional sense.

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Way to out there for me

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First listen. Very interesting album. I need more listens to this one. I think this one will be rated higher in future listens but for now it is a 2/5.

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I preferred Bjork's Debut album to this one, albeit I didn't have much time to listen to it repeatedly. 2 at best.

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Nothing catchy melodically or lyrically and while most of the album was inoffensive, some of it was actively offensive.

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The thing that pisses me off about Björk is that it's all a fake. Like, you start to think to yourself, "It's not her fault that her voice is so breathy and anemic; it's just who she is. I'm a jerk. I should just let her be who she is." And then she closes her record with a powerhouse of a song, and it's like, "Wait, you were able to sing like that the whole time?! You were choosing to sound like a wounded animal?" I don't get it, man. Best track: Unison

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I just can't. I'm happy that Björk has had success being her authentically oddball self and whatnot, but I'm just not musically compatible with this record. I want to have a good time when I'm listening to music. Not be all high-brow artsy fartsy experimental. It's not you, Björk, it's me. Points added for the iconic swan dress.

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Probably a very solid Björk album but not my cup of tea

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Dnf

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Never did understand Bjork.

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Not my listening preference

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kinda neat but

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Inte min typ av skiva. Ser andra Björk-album som starkare kandidater för att kvala in på denna lista.

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'Vespertine' is Björk's fourth album, and is a combination between art pop and electronica. However, this album does contain concepts from a lot of other musical genres, which makes it hard to classify. This album performed well in Europe, but did not find its footing in America (which explains why I never heard this music). The theme of this album revolves around love and sex, and the vibes are chill, psychedelic, and erotic. The tone is soothing, timeless, warm but also cold, and would fit an evening alone at home by the fire, while it snows outside and the listener is wishfully hoping for a lover's touch. Do I recommend the album? Eh, it's not for me, but everyone should try it once.

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Ugh. Still don’t like Björk

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Thought it was decent- I could see myself listening to this and being stuck in a hole. I respect the experimental vibes

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The instrumental tracks would have been okay had they been instrumentals used in the form of ambience music, and her vocal abilities are amazing. But this avant garde misuse of the voice just doesn’t fit with the music and tended to be directionless and a bit annoying.

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Cet album m'a rappelé certaines heures sombres du générateur (je fais ici référence à Portishead et Goldfrapp). Ajoutez à ce côté trip-hop d'ignobles glitcheries et vous obtiendrez un projet assez peu agréable à l'écoute.

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Ethereal. Experimental. Electronic. That’s what comes across to me. At times quite pleasant, such as the multiple Björks on Undo. And unfortunately followed up by Pagan Poetry. I can do without the hand bell orchestra. This is in the 2/3 range. Bottom line: There were far more songs where I wanted to turn this album off than keep listening.

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Better than expected

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Happy birthday to me, I guess. Never been a big fan of Bjork. She's certainly original, I just don't like her style. Her voice is a little too breathless, music a little too sparse. It's like a more ephemeral version of Radiohead, which I'm sure works for a lot of people but for me it doesn't do much. Still, at least a couple songs I liked, but overall I'd rather listen to something else. Favorite tracks: It's Not Up to You, Unison. Album art: Black and white, not a great start, but she's wearing that famed dead swan dress, and there's a cool stencil of a swan superimposed over the whole thing. It's a bit busy with the layers but I do like this one. 2.5/5

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Was ok

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Will o the wisp shit

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I guess this music is popular enough to be a thing, but to me, it was virtually unlistenable. The first album I have ever quit before finishing.

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Hmmm, ykkönen vai kakkonen… voin kyllä kuvitella hetkiä millon toimis hyvin, joten ei voi ykköstä antaa. Mut ei kyllä hivellyt meikän musanystyröitä tälleen työpäivänä

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Frostia saattaa olla vähän lainattu GoT introon, mutta toisaalta teeppä 2020-luvulla riffeija joita ei olis vielä koskaan kukaan käyttänyt. Muuten aika tylsä levy...

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C'était vraiment pas mauvais, mais rien qui est retentissant Hidden places la seule que je garde Trip hop mais monotone. J'aime bien bjork

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Listening to Bjork can be so boring sometimes, repetitive vocal and musical styling must admit this is not one of my favourites, I Liked "Hidden Place" but found the rest of the LP quite mundane.

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Couldn't stand more than a minute of this - her voice irritates me (and I don't like the music either)

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It's just so weeeeird. The sounds, what she is doing with her voice, not really enjoyable.

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Just not my thing.

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Not for me.

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Wasn’t a fan. It sounded like the artist was very close to something special here, but none of the songs quite found their footing. I may never listen to this album again

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Couldn't find a song I enjoyed.

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I find this whole album just impenetrable. I don’t really get who it’s for, is it for dancing or singing or just to make you feel like you don’t understand what music is?

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Ni lo intento.

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not a fan of her style

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El fenómeno Björk siempre me pareció algo más relacionado con la estética de las artes plásticas que con la música. Escucho este disco y me reafirmo en mi impresión, lo que más me gusta es la portada.

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Seit Jahrzehnten ein Rätsel, wie diese ätherische Kunst so beliebt bei Kritik und Fans ist. Ich setze mich jedes Mal aufs Neue hin und bin gewillt, meine jugendliche Meinung über the world‘s most overrated artist über Bord zu werfen, aber dann ist’s was es ist: ätherisch im Sinne von, dass nix, kein Fitzelchen, nada haften bleibt, außer beliebig/artistisch in den Himmel geschossene Vocal Nebelkerzen, die über einem sanft gekräuselten Ozean aus generischer Elektronica vor sich hin schillern. For the long con: 1.0

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3

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different... painful to listen to

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Not for me. Got through 2 songs and bailed

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I will never understand her music. Just utter garbage. Remember: Just because someone tries really hard at their craft doesn't mean its good. 1/10.

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Definitely not for me. 1/5 stars.

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Vesperate

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As always - garbage

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There aren't many small country representations on this list. Unfortunately if we were to celebrate each small countries music this list would be huge. I did find some songs amusing but in general many songs blend together. Does this really need to be on this list?

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Bkorl madness.

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Couldnt get through....sorry just not a Bjork fan!!

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There are no redeeming qualities to this album. It is awful. Do not listen.

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Too experimental for my tastes. Very difficult to get through. Absolutely hated some songs, the others were mediocre at most. Honestly, didn't think I would dislike it as much as I did.

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Was listening to this one in my car with my daughter. I think my review will just quote her: "Dad, you could've died without listening to this album." Hard agree, it was terrible. I just don't get Björk

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no

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A masterpiece if you like songs that you can’t differentiate from one another. A bore.

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Unlistenable. F

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Thought of Sia as I listened. But definitely love Sia more. Not an electronic fan

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Weird. Why does Bjork feature on this list so much. I almost fell asleep.

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Not another Bjork

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I don’t really like Bjork

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4/4/22 This album is the musical equivalent to me looking at some random object in a modern art museum and trying to figure out how this is art. I would like the album much more if I could take her vocals out because the actual sound itself is very chill-hop/rhythmic relaxing vibes. She just a bit too out there for me. I had to skip multiple songs because I just couldn’t do it. This album gave me a headache. I bet this album is amazing if you’re high Favorite song: Hidden Place

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Listened to on 4/4/22 1/5 Favorite song: no I didn’t like a single thing about this album and would love to never hear it again - the weird noises and electronic pop was just not it

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1. Hidden Place: Goes on too long for me with too little variation in musical elements or lyrics. 2. Cocoon: I can't really get into it... 9. Sun in My Mouth: I think because I can't distinguish different moods between tracks, I can't identify any themes or feelings that I connect with.

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No thank you, this is not for me!

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Love that back and forth that Chuck and Flava have. Chuck's rhyming style and voice are immediately recognisable. The tracks definitely aren't sparse, not that that's an issue. It serves to reinforce the social commentary. Love the bass on 911 is a joke.

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