Björk - Debut
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1993 Ratings: #226 / 392
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1993 Ratings: #50
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Possibly her prettiest work, Bjรถrk's horizons expanded on her other releases, but the album still sounds fresh, which is even more impressive considering electronic music's whiplash-speed innovations.
This is an album that believes music can be magical and special. It will either puzzle you or pull you into its spell. And if you fall into the latter category, 'Debut' will make every other record you own seem flat, lifeless and dull by comparison.
Q Magazine

A surprising, playful collection.

Having ditched a band and a surname, 27-year-old Bjรถrk unloads her eccentricity on Massive Attack producer Nellee Hooper.
Entertainment Weekly

On a few songs, her breathy mewl is a pleasant contrast to the mechanical drone of Sugarcube-like techno- tunes. But most of Debut sounds annoyingly like the monotonous plinking of a deranged music box.

Rolling Stone

Rather than sticking to rock & roll, Debut is painfully eclectic.


Björk is experimental music for people who only listen to top 40 hits

Björk is dream pop for people who like clipping

Björk is shoegaze for people who like death grips.

Björk is psychedelic music for people who only listen to 100 gecs / charli xcx / sophie / pc music / dorian electra

Björk is AIDS music for people who like k-pop

Björk is the mother of all the ecosexuals

i could do this all day

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What a trip!

Debut is the first international album from Icelandic singer Björk. Released in July 1993 and recorded between 1991-93, this served as her first album after the split of The Sugarcubes (a rock band that she was the lead singer for from 1986-1992).

It serves as a departure from the rock music roots Björk made her start in her career and has a more versatile range of genres. This includes the likes of Electronic, House, Jazz & Trip Hop which makes for a very unique ... read more


On November 21, 1965, in Rekyavík, Iceland, two people named Hildur Rúna Hauksdóttir and Guðmund Gunnarsson have a child, a daughter, in fact! Her name is Björk Guðmundsdóttir, and for those of you who don’t understand Icelandic, the name would be Björk… who is Guðmund’s daughter. But we don’t really care about that, do we? Listen to this girl’s musical talent! Hopefully she’ll be big one day.

Well, she ... read more


What a great debut! Similar to the likes of Nine Inch Nail's ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐˜† ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ where it gave a much more darker and angsty take on electronic music, Björk's ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜ brings a new artsy and eclectic take on dance pop. Both would go on to redefine their respective genres and influence newer artists for decades to come. But does Björk's first solo album (no, I don't count her self-titled album) still hold up? Well... yes ... read more


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Great debut, amazing art/dance-pop, stunning voice.

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Added on: November 18, 2012