Björk - Volta

Björk - Volta
CRITIC SCORE
74
Based on 15 reviews
2007 Rank: #158 / 457
USER SCORE
76
Based on
42 ratings

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90
Tiny Mix Tapes
Tiny Mix Tapes

To put it briefly, I’ll claim that Volta is Björk’s best album yet. It is the most perfect and the most immaculate, beyond any doubt in my mind.

83
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

Volta is a weird mess of an album, but it's also Björk's most approachable and immediate since Homogenic.

80
NME
NME
It’s an album defined by its identity crisis – dizzily slipping, as it does, from metal-electronica one moment to spooky chamber-pop the next.
80
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound
This is no sidestep, despite the recalling of past achievements; it takes one step back to fly a dozen forward, and leaves the listener bewildered at its incredible execution.
80
AllMusic
AllMusic

Volta could very easily sound scattered, but this isn't the case. Instead, it finds the perfect balance between the vibrancy of her poppier work in the '90s and her experiments in the 2000s.

80
musicOMH
musicOMH

Volta is a hotch-potch, a heady brew of strange and unsettling ingredients hop-scotched around by an artist who, a decade and a half since launching her solo career, still sounds like no-one else.

80
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

There are no eargasms along the lines of "Hyperballad", "Bachelorette", or "5 Years", but the whole thing is agreeable.

80
Sputnikmusic
Sputnikmusic

Volta is a strong album with memorable, remarkable tracks that have great variety, so much that the album loses cohesion.

80
DIY
DIY
From icy beatings to warm brass, this is glacial disco at its best.
70
Spin
Spin
She channels that avant-trad feeling into the brassy arrangements, suitable for both a medieval Viking fortress or contemporary concert hall.
70
PopMatters
PopMatters

By no measure is Volta a great album, but it is quite good. And, the deeper you delve, the more it has to offer.

70
Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone

Volta is arguably Bjork's loosest and most ruminative record, and though it touches on everything she's ever done, it's not as gripping or coherent as her best stuff.

70
Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Every song on Volta sounds like it was birthed in no fewer than 10 months, if not five years.

58
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

Where even her most divisive albums have managed to push her artistic boundaries, Volta feels limp and strangely empty-- almost unfinished.

49
Coke Machine Glow
Coke Machine Glow

Volta is one of those pretty-bad records that may stick around, may sound better in a few years.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: May 8, 2007
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Atlantic
GENRE: Art Pop
WEBSITE: www.bjork.com
TAGS
Track List
  1. Earth Intruders
  2. Wanderlust 
  3. The Dull Flame Of Desire 
  4. Innocence 
  5. I See Who You Are 
  6. Vertebrae By Vertebrae 
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