Monday, 27 July 2009


If the only music that existed in this world was Bjork, then todays commute CD would be king. It would be played constantly and celebrated as the pinnacle of recorded sound, out of Bjork it would be 10 out of Bjork……but it isn’t the only music that exists in this world, life, thankfully, isn’t that cruel.
That paragraph does however give you an indication of what I think of this CD when compared to Bjorks other releases, it is the best, well, it isn’t the best, but it is better than anticipated. Selma Songs is better, but we aren’t playing Selma Songs, we are playing Post.
Lets discount It’s Oh So Quiet from this album, it’s a big hit that everyone knows and forever tainted by Janice Battersby stomping all over Celebrity Stars In Your Eyes, trying, vainly to recreate the violent diminutive Icelander. 10 out of 10 to Janice for trying but unfortunately you have destroyed any credibility that song may have had.
The remainder of the album, its not bad, which shocked me, its better than other B’s and it surprised me in places. Sure Bjork did her trick of getting a song, making it sound like an intro and stringing it out for 4 minutes, she likes songs that sound like intros. Alas the intro to Katrina and The Waves, Walking on Sunshine isn’t represented, its purely intros to Bjork songs.
I think what Bjork needs is someone, Quincy Jones, or Phil Spector to produce her and not take any of that avante garde rubbish, sing proper you puffin eating nutter. As it goes though 6 out of 10.

Hyperballad by Bjork

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