- bastards

Björk - bastards
CRITIC SCORE
65
Based on 6 reviews
USER SCORE
71
Based on
23 ratings

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80
Drowned in Sound

There really isn’t a bad incarnation on this collection

70
Consequence of Sound

On the remixes, Björk plunges her pale visage into an array of landscapes, with unpredictable collaborators at every turn.

70
PopMatters

For a remix album, in fact, this is remarkably close to essential listening.

52
Pitchfork

As a standalone product, Bastards feels distressingly unnecessary.

WildChameleon
60
I don't think bastards is a "must-have". It reminds me Voltaic in a certain way. But electronics remixes in this one are just ... empty, just like when you have a beautiful fridge but you are too lazy to go in the supermarket.
Björk proves that she can do better !
EMR
52
Although there are some good ideas and exciting proposals of edits to this selection of tracks, Bastards can't help but feel like an unnecessary release in Bjork's discography. Some of these remixes actually sound original and exciting, pointing "hidden" sides to the original studio recordings, like on the first few tracks in the list (produced by Omar Souleyman, Hudson Mohawke and Death Grips, respectively), but as soon as the excitment of these strange takes leaves, all that is left ... read more
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DETAILS

November 19, 2012 / Release Date
Remix / Format
One Little Indian / Label
Experimental / Genres
www.bjork.com / Website
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Track List
  1. Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Remix) 
  2. Virus (Hudson Mohawke "Peaches and Guacamol" Rework) 
  3. Sacrifice (Death Grips Remix) 
  4. Sacrifice (Matthew Herbert's Pins and Needles Mix) (edit) 
  5. Mutual Core (These New Puritans Remix) [ft. Soloman Is. Song] 
  6. Hollow (16-bit Remix) 
  7. Mutual Core (Matthew Herbert’s "Teutonic Plates" Mix) 
  8. Thunderbolt (Death Grips Remix) 
  9. Dark Matter (Alva Noto Remodel) 
  10. Thunderbolt (Omar Souleyman Remix) 
  11. Solstice (Current Value Remix) 
  12. Moon (The Slips Remix) 
  13. Crystalline (Matthew Herbert Remix)
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Added on: October 9, 2012