- Medulla

Björk - Medulla
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on 11 reviews
2004 Rank: #30 / 284
USER SCORE
80
Based on
184 ratings

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Jul 29, 2017
pouls
65
Björk's Medulla is on paper her most interesting and experimental album to date: an album that focuses mostly on the voice, and ditches away normal instrumentation. In execution, however, it's a mixed bag of results, in which Björk simultaneously pulls out some of the best tracks of her career and some of the worst tracks of her career. This was an album that I wanted to enjoy, however, I just could not enjoy it because of how sloppy its execution is.

Its first half is stellar, with ... read more
Jul 27, 2017
homogenius
90
Bjork without technology, but instead with only the human form. It's epic, what else would you expect.
Jul 21, 2017
sucker
80
Best: Who Is It, Oceania, Desired Constellation
Worst: Sonnets / Unrealities XI
Jun 21, 2017*
PJ_0707
82
Medulla probably stands as Bjork's most ambitious album. For the majority of beats and sounds are man made, I'd imagine the gestation period for this album to have been quite an exciting one to be a part of. As experimental as this album can be in places, Bjork doesn't allow for this to be a dense listen without moments of pleasure. There are a few great pop singles spread throughout the album. "Who Is It" is a great track worthy of a spot with her greatest songs, Oceania is a ... read more
Dec 5, 2016
Viictor97
70
1) Pleasure is all mine: 4/5
2) Show me forgiveness: 3/5
3) Where is the line: 4/5
4) Vokuro: 4,5/5
5) Oll birtan: 3/5
6) Who is it: 3,5/5
7) Submarine: 3/5
8) Desired constellation: 4,5/5
9) Oceania: 4,5/5
10) Sonnets: 3,5/5
11) Ancestors: 3/5
12) Mouths cradle: 3,5/5
13) Midvikudags: 2/5
14) Triumph of a heart: 2/5

Probably the bravest album by bjork, but the most hard to hear.

Pd: I really hate triumph of a heart.

OVERALL: 70/100
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August 31, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra / Label
Bjrk, Mark Bell / Producer
Experimental / Genres
www.bjork.com / Website
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Track List
  1. Pleasure Is All Mine 
  2. Show Me Forgiveness 
  3. Where Is The Line 
  4. Vokuru 
  5. Oll Birtan 
  6. Who Is It (Carry My Joy On The Left, Carry My Pain On The Right) 
  7. Submarine 
  8. Desired Constellation 
  9. Oceania 
  10. Sonnets/Unrealities 
  11. Ancestors 
  12. Mouths Cradle 
  13. Midvikudags 
  14. Triumph of a Heart


Added on: July 2, 2011