Björk - Vespertine
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Based on 11 reviews
2001 Ratings: #12 / 181
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2001 Ratings: #1
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Björk, in the last couple of years, has become one of my favorite singers ever. Her brilliant, outstanding, thought-provoking, and genre-bending music makes me come back for more every time. While Homogenic is innovative and powerful, Vespertine sees herself at her most sexiest, vulnerable, experimenting with more ambient/lo-fi sounds instead of going down a more trip-hop route. This is her most personal, emotional, in-depth album. It's ... read more
Bjork was always an artist that has enjoyable albums, 1-2 were fairly high. Yet, I never really went back to her music. In fact, before a partciular binge of her music, it had been almost a year in full since I’d taken a portion of my time to trudge through an album of hers.

Her personality, her passion, the way it seeps into her music and the way she interacts with her world and its people. She’s just a unique, warm, and devoted person to the people she loves and the projects she ... read more
This is probably one of the most majestic art pop records I've ever heard, and it also happens to be my favorite Bjork record. The atmosphere, Bjork's vocals, the production, the flow, everything seems so elegant and multi-dimensional. Bjork is charming, beautifully conveyed, and consistent, but also is experimental and boundary-pushing.
I fear I am turning into a lizard. Yesterday, I was at the nuclear power plant, which happened to have a large lizard population next door to it. Of course, the power plant shouldn't be THAT dangerouz, should it? I mean, I've been in theze thingz before, and they haven't cauzed me any life changing illnezzez, zo I zhouldn't be wowwied abut it. Butt, becausz god haytes me, the purplannt went KABLOOWIE ant i Was Send fling intoo a treee. I contunud wif mi dai liek nuthng hapnd, bcowse I am im a ... read more
Possibly my favorite album of all time, I'll do a track by track review, so let's start:

Hidden Place: a textured, beautiful and addictive opening track, one of her best tracks, and a bjork essential.

Cocoon: the layers of this track are unbelievable, some of the most beautiful singing I've ever heard is on this, so calming.

It's Not Up to You: the beat is always busy, always changing and never gets old, the singing is so on point it's scary, the hook is so good, everything about this track ... read more
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Track List

  1. Hidden Place
  2. Cocoon
  3. It's Not Up to You
  4. Undo
  5. Pagan Poetry
  6. Frosti
  7. Aurora
  8. An Echo, a Stain
  9. Sun In My Mouth
  10. Heirloom
  11. Harm of Will
  12. Unison
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