Björk - Biophilia
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Based on 32 reviews
2011 Ratings: #33 / 998
Year End Rank: #48
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2011 Ratings: #106
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Consequence of Sound

Though Biophilia is hardly easy listening, even by Björk’s challenging, outlandish standards, there’s little doubting it’ll stand as one of the more rewarding albums of her storied career.

Tiny Mix Tapes

Indeed, with Biophilia, Björk is doing nothing less than rebuilding the human body itself as a music-making machine, and in this she’s just like every other brilliant pop artist.

It is that rarest of things, a record so particular to Björk’s own artistry that no-one could ever hope to replicate it.
There's no other popular artist who could pull off such an ambitious cosmological concept so well.
Beats Per Minute

Biophilia is Björk, the sum total, and this album is her continued claim to the throne as the monarch of avant-pop.

For all my rambling, I can say quite confidently that it is timeless. Not in the traditional Rolling Stones way, but in the way that it escapes any temporal context.
Pretty Much Amazing
Once you strip away all the necessary hubris, you’ll be delighted to find the same innovative songwriting we’ve come to expect.

There is a sense of individuality in its thematic concerns and in its use of specially constructed instruments, but in essence it feels like a synthesis of Björk’s work thus far (albeit a brilliant one).

Drowned in Sound

Biophilia carves out brave new territory for an artist who’s been colonising the fringes of music all her career


She’s breaking new ground few others know is out there to begin with.


Biophilia is easily her most ambitious project as a whole, but its music is more about completion than competition, even against herself.

FACT Magazine
This record might just prove to be one of the career highlights of an artist who’s already had an astonishingly consistent career.
Rolling Stone

Biophilia was partly created on an iPad and is being released as a set of apps. But in the songs, human desires and foibles echo natural phenomena.


Björk triumphs over her universe of sonic exercises on Biophilia, but she's yet to master the more slippery nature of demystification.

Slant Magazine

The insoluble problem of Biophilia is that Björk has chosen to inflate what is ultimately one of her least essential musical statements to such spectacular proportions. It's almost guaranteed to underwhelm.


For an album ostensibly about the elements, there are some essential pieces missing here.

No Ripcord

Despite some flaws in its execution, Biophilia does succeed in pushing beyond the already established album-singles-videos model

A.V. Club

As minimally executed as it is maximally conceived, Biophilia doesn’t sculpt emptiness; it swims in it.

Under The Radar

Several tracks do reclaim some of Björk's past glory and inspire a bit of wonder, but the majority of Biophilia meanders weightlessly into space.

O grande fato é que Björk sempre consegue se manter excepcional, mesmo que alguns erros ameacem a principal linha de coesão dentro de algum álbum seu - como é o caso do 'Biophilia', a artista consegue dar a volta por cima e entregar algo fora da curva.

Muito bem ambientado e produzido, 'Biophilia' em nenhum momento deixa a desejar enquanto a isso, porém, a incessante presença de certos elementos acaba tornando o aspecto experimental bastante ... read more
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'Biophilia' marca sendo uma obra bastante criativa e única na versátil discografia de Björk, sendo sucessor do divisor de opiniões 'Volta', 'Biophilia' chega apostando num som minimalista e de certa forma surpreendente, enquanto desenvolve belíssimos poemas que envolvem diversos temas científicos, se mostrando de fato um album bastante conceitual, 'Biophilia' em seu lançamento chegou com uma proposta ousada e inédita na indústria ... read more
Biophilia is an album that combines ethereal melodies with industrial EDM in a way that no one else could ever match. This is not all it has to offer, however. Biophilia is also a metaphor for human phenomena, tied together with the overlying theme of nature. It is a one-of-a-kind experience that takes its sweet time to grow on the listener, but once familiarized, it becomes a timeless treat. Overall, the album keeps a very consistent mood and theme, allowing for its flaws to be minimal, with ... read more
Great album.

Biophilia reminds me a lot of Vespertine, in terms of sound. I really like this album, it's nice and enjoyable to listen to, and it is also beginning to show how Bjork brings nature into her great art.

Favorite tracks: Moon, Thunderbolt, Crystalline, Cosmogony, Dark Matter, Hollow, Virus, Sacrifice, Mutual Core, Solstice.

Least favorite track: N/A.
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Added on: June 28, 2011