Medulla

Björk - Medulla
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2004 Ratings: #44 / 395
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Based on 796 ratings
2004 Ratings: #23
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Maqtheus
88
Enquanto a experimentações, 'Medulla' é sem dúvida um dos maiores destaques na carreira de Björk, que em seu quinto álbum de estúdio não poupou esforços para atingir em cheio o objetivo de se desvincular de toda proposta trabalhada por ela em seus álbuns anteriores. E ela faz isso trazendo confiança em suas composições e ousadia na produção repleta de camadas e sons orgânicos que giram ... read more
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).
DarthSenate66
84
Definitely a contender for the strangest album in Björk’s strange discography.

The concept of human vocals taking the place of instrumentals is a really cool one, and luckily Björk was successfully able to pull it off. Wow this album is so cool. It sounds so otherworldly and off putting that I cannot help but be sucked into it. At this point it’s no surprise that Björk’s vocals are perfect, and they just fit so well with the production that I can’t help ... read more
RakkSmells
86
Shout out to the larynx, am I right?

The human voice is without question one of the most complex and expressive instruments to ever grace the world of music, and Medulla shows Bjork taking full advantage of that and crafting an album purely based on acapella vocals. From professional beat boxers replacing drum machines to throat singing used for bass, Medulla acts as a celebration of the human voice and not just that; but a pretty fantastic art pop album too. Fortunately the album's main ... read more
nullsethope
87
Edit: I really love this album. The background, experimental direction, the emotion... I do think that the interludes and the mentioned sings below do bring it down for me a bit but it’s great otherwise.

Many misunderstand the point of this album or listen to it once and form their opinion. First of all, I think it’s always in poor judgement to give an album (especially one as challenging as this) one listen, form a first-Impression opinion of it, and leave it at that. That can be ... read more
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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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Added on: July 2, 2011