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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    no swan dress

    this is my first experience with bjork excluding the worst dressed page i was surprised to read that timberland produced as the beats are kindof tribal but i guess they do have his distinguishable catch. iv been playing the first 4 tracks on repeat, LOUD, like very very LOUD which i believe is the only way this album should be listened to. this sounds a bit like M.I.A only genuine, you get the impression that M.I.A fancy's herself similarly to coldplays latest effort which is a lot of bad instrumental noise... Bjork is absent of such pretensions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Surprising

    Bjork has yet again released another outstanding album. This time around, she experiments with hip-hop mogul Timbaland, Konono No. 1, Icelandic brass choir, and recruits new instruments to liven up the set. Of course, they all work together to create something magnificent - Volta. The disc opens with the lead single, "Earth Intruders." Irresistably catchy with a sharp message, Bjork pulls off a modern sound without dismissing her unique style. "Wanderlust" follows, a beautiful track all around - lyrically, vocally, and rhythmically. Next is "Dull Flame Of Desire," a beautiful duet with Antony Hegarty. The brass choir elegantly breezes through as Bjork and Antony sing with gentleness. After "Innocence," the disc takes a slight decline in interest. "I See Who You Are," "Vertebrae by Vertebrae," and "Pneumonia" are all beautiful and bold standing by themselves, but when listening to them in a row "as on the CD", they become slightly droning. However, things pick up with "Hope," the last Timbaland-produced track. It's interesting lyrics and the strings with the light thumps pick "Volta" up from its slump. Then the aggressive, raging electronica of "Declare Independence" proceeds. The cut builds up from a repetitive noise, then adds lyrics and stomps, all as Bjork's voice grows louder and louder. Though it takes time to like, the cut is brilliant. Though excellent in its entirety, "Volta" seems unfinished. It only has ten songs, a few of which are almost unrecognizable from each other. With a few more up-tempo songs, "Volta" would have been perfect. But true Bjork fans will definetely be pleased.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    seeing as just about anyone interested in bjork has already heard earth intruders, i won't go into that. you know whether you like it or not. on first listen i didn't really like it, but then again i've felt that way about all of her albums, but the more i listen the more i REALLY like it. it has a very "earthy" feel but not in the new age sense, more like it's raw, made from dirt and sticks and it's all the more better for it. she sings with antony hegarty, from antony and the johnsons, on a couple tracks and...well, i reserve judgment on those 'cause i'm not a fan of his voice, but i know a lot of people are. no strings this go round, well, none to speak of really....so this one really does sound quite fresh compared to other bjork albums "but then again, when don't her's?" the real standout for me though is the song declare independence. wow. it's one of those love it or hate it songs and i LOVE it. it's a full on, angry, full of emotion, protest song as only bjork can do. and with just enough vagueness about it to where you can apply it to just about any group that feels the need to scream. quite fitting for the state of the world. and i love her all the more for it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    looks to be an amazing record!

    earth intruders is great! a catchy hook but not too mainstream, accessible with just the right amount of bjork-ism in it. can't wait to pick up the CD! and is that not the coolest album cover you've ever seen?

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