Vulnicura was met with widespread acclaim. Everyone loved it, as it deserves. Well, that was fun… Why don’t we do it again? But without the topics of Björk’s break-up, of course. That was already covered in Vulnicura.
On November 24, 2017, Björk dropped Utopia. To date, it is her longest release clocking in at nearly 72 minutes. Unfortunately, this is one of the reasons why it is lacking.
There are very few songs on here that feel like they drag on too long. This is slowly turning into Volta, but it’s not, because I have more positive things to talk about. Arca hops back onto production for this album, and clearly shows that she is capable of making very nice sounds for Björk to sing to. However, I noticed that Utopia is different from Vulnicura in terms of its mood; the former is more sad, while Utopia is more joyous. Same goes with the sounds also. Vulnicura is more softer, as opposed to the raw, rather aggressive sounds in Utopia. Certain instruments, too! Vulnicura uses more strings, while Utopia uses more synths, electronic beats, flute tweets, and goofy ahh bird noises.
Something strange that I’m finding in Björk’s music suddenly is that there are a lot of good runs in these recent albums. In this case, it’s the first six tracks, absolutely wonderful stuff. Other songs sprinkled here and there are also great. Other than that, this is another good Björk album, but compared to Vulnicura, this album is straight poo poo!
I have the mental age of 5.
Favourite Tracks: Arisen My Senses, Blissing Me, The Gate, Utopia, Body Memory, Features Creatures, Losss, Tabula Rasa, Claimstaker, Saint
Least Favourite Track: Sue Me