Where do you go after crafting one of the most beautiful albums ever made? For Bjork she decided to craft an album using the most beautiful instrument in the world. John Coltrane's saxophone? No close though, the human voice. Bjork creates a soundscape in this album using only her singing, guest vocals and beatboxing, as well as weird throat noises (clearly inspired by Carti but I'll let it slide). Some clear highlights include:
Who is it (not to be confused by the underrated MJ banger) was the lead single for this album and is absolutely amazing. The beatboxing was completely done in one take according to Bjork. After the softness of Vespertine, Bjork comes out swinging that has some interesting lyricism in my opinion.
Pleasure Is All Mine where she is somehow able to make a song about breastfeeding slap, the lyrics here are minimal but the vocals are beautiful, well structured and create for an amazing listen.
Where Is the Line? is a beautiful song that features some tremendous choral vocals, beat boxing by Rahzel (former member of the Roots). Where Bjork vents her frustrations with someone who is taking advantage of her and her supportive nature by asking for to much. If you ever get frustrated with a sibling or something put on this banger.
Oceania is one of the coolest songs you'll ever hear. Bjork sings from the perspective of the ocean and it's hard to describe but something about it is so compelling and natural feeling.
Triumph of a Heart is a great upbeat way to end the album that'll have you bobbing along the whole way.
In conclusion, if you didn't buy into the softness of Vespertine and prefer more of the agressive-ish style of Homogenic and you love Bjorks voice this album is perfect for you, have fun!