Björk's Greatest Hitsby Björk
Typically unconventional, Björk's Greatest Hits gives the people what they want: Fans voted on Björk's web site for their favorite tunes, and the winners filed onto this disc, which traces the Icelandic chanteuse's career arc from her post-Sugarcubes Debut through 2001's Vespertine. With a few exceptions, such as her popular, Broadway-flavored number "It's Oh So Quiet," the singer's best-known songs are here: the clanging synth-pop of "Human Behaviour," the passion-filled "Hyperballad," the soaring "Isobel," the intense, strings-and-synths collision on "Joga," and so on. A few surprises, however, do crop up, including the hard-to-find "Play Dead," a collaboration with electronica wizard David Arnold for the film The Young Americans, and "It's in Our Hands," the long-awaited studio recording of a live show staple. The song's highly textured backdrop, comprised of skipping computer blips and clanging, whirring, industrial-sounding noises, allows Björk ample space to stretch out her elastic voice. Both a neat introduction to one of contemporary music's most singular voices and a sweet treat for the already converted, Björk's Greatest Hits is not to be missed.
- Release Date:
- Elektra / Wea
Performance CreditsBjörk Primary Artist
Technical CreditsBjörk Producer
David Arnold Producer
Mark Bell Producer
Nellee Hooper Producer
Graham Massey Producer
Paul Conboy Producer,Remixing
Björk Gudmundsdottir Composer
Danny Cannon Producer
Drew Daniel Producer
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5*'s my fave is pagen poetry
So amazing! If you dont like bjork, your crazy! Anyone who really loves music, will love this very talented singer.
Bjork's Greatest Hits is a good album, especially if you are new to Bjork. The collection of songs is a mishmash of songs from her famous albums like Medulla, Homogenous, and Vespertine. Moving away from her pixie-like image in songs like Army of Me and Bachelorette and yet including the distinctly Bjork-ish sounds of Pagan Poetry and Venus as a Boy, Bjork has truly made an album worth buying. I got it for about 20 dollars at Barnes and Noble. The only reason why I did not give this five stars is because I don't like Human Behaviour, which is one of the songs included in Bjork's Greatest Hits.
Bjork is, in every aspect of the word, an artist. Her style is so unexpectedly out of the ordinary and unfathomably huge in range, there's no mistaking her sound. One moment she's mischievously teasing our temperamental natures in "Human Behaviour", the next she's sombrely chanting amongst the thrilling cinematic sound of "Bachelorette". Bjork's music explores every extreme of artistic expression.
Bjork’s cd of greatest hits include fifteen songs of original beats and can be classified in a music genre by itself. This is because of the hints of electronic, synth-pop, and chillout. The following are some of the unique tracks in this set: “Human Behavior” “Army Of Me” “Pagan Poetry” “Big Time Sensuality” “Hidden Place” The “Bjork Greatest Hits” cd is best for those who enjoy music that is carefully disguised with abstract meanings.