Medulla

Björk - Medulla
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Based on 12 reviews
2004 Ratings: #19 / 299
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Based on 355 ratings
2004 Ratings: #37
August 31, 2004 / Release Date
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exception
68
I absolutely adore Björk. she has an amazing voice and some of the best electronic projects ever. but this LP is a lot different than every other one, and in the best way. there was, if any, very weak production, and the interludes were just unnecessary and boring. and her voice is obviously not at its best in this album, as there are some tracks where it sounds as if she had a cold while singing. because it's björk, it's not bad, nothing she puts out is, but it's just not too ... read more
TreyLikesBands
94
Outstanding+++

This album makes me realize how grateful I am for music as an art form. I'm so happy that I have the opportunity to listen to such magnificent pieces of art. Ugh lol.

Color: Black
FAV TRACKS: Where Is The Line, Oceania, Sonnets/Unrealities, Show Me Forgiveness, Pleasure Is All Mine
musicmagpie55
97
As someone who sang acapella in college, I was ready to hate this album. Björk is terrific, but how can something constructed entirely from human voices sound engaging and fresh. WAS I WRONG!!!!! Medulla is my third favorite Björk album, and her most explicitly political. I think the conversation between tradition, history, and voice is fascinating. I thought I would miss a bass line, but Björk finds a way of lowering voices, so they still feel somewhat natural.

Many of ... read more
amw100
52
While I do appreciate the fact that she's going for a more simplistic sound on this one, it really doesn't work and the production comes off as bland
hellodecatur
100
Shout out to Indiana University's Victoria Malawey, who has written multiple fascinating papers about this incredible album (possibly my favorite record of all time).
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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
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