December 30, 2003

björk: vespertine

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When I first bought this album, I wasn't too into it. I had been listening to Homogenic and Selmasongs an awful lot, and was looking forward to hearing some new beats on Björk's latest release. I was, however, confronted with an album that, upon the first listen, seems to... be... too... slow...

It was only after I saw Björk play live at the earth-shatteringly good Dorothy Chandler Pavilion show did I go back and listen to the album a good deal. And I'm so glad I did, this album has such stunning moments: "Cocoon" is so intimate, in both sound and lyric; "Harm Of Will" is one of those sweeping orchestral builds whose climax brings goosebumps; and "Unison" has such character as a track - a whimsical cadence and the smile I hear in Björk's singing lifts this cut to the top three on the album.
posted by julie at December 30, 2003 11:22 PM


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