Medulla

Björk - Medulla
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Based on 14 reviews
2004 Ratings: #43 / 365
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Based on 578 ratings
2004 Ratings: #26
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August 31, 2004 / Release Date
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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).
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
TreyLikesBands
84
Great

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
92
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
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
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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