New Bjork record!


#161

Listened to it on Monday, and thought it was all very interestingly made and good for her for getting a load of shagging done, hope she’s having a great time, but really very little of it made me want to listen again. The last track is a bit of a banger though. I’d say I love all of her albums except for Volta and Biophilia, which I merely quite like, this one feels like I’m probably going to max out at about 5 listens in my entire lifetime. Somebody out there will think this is amazing, that somebody is not me. I mean, if there were less music in the world I’d probably give this some more time, but I’m just not really into it.


#162

This may well be the first Björk record I don’t bother stumping up cash for. Never thought i’d see the day.


#163

banging it on now. first track is absolutely lush.


#164

Don’t think this is for me. I’ll stick to Homogenic and Vespertine.


#165

It sounds nice overall I guess? But there’s not a single memorable thing on here, or worth much replay. Can’t imagine much of this will be particularly thrilling live either.


#166

One listen down. It’s very meandering but there’s still a lot to love. Vulnicura took a while to click, I imagine this will be the same.


#167

Really liked Arisen my senses but I’m currently 8 tracks in and I am very, very bored.


#168

This was my initial impression too. The first track is great but it’s all a bit boring thereafter. The title track has what sounds like a crying kid in the background too? It’s all a bit of an anti-climax.


#169

The last two I’ve thought “best since Vespertine” as soon as I heard them whilst not thinking they were groundbreaking or a return to form or anything. But this one I’m very very meh at the moment. Won’t give up on it though, might turn out to be one I love once I give it some time.


#170

Third listen has been a lot better, but there’s just so much of it


#171

i’ve listened to it in chunks which helps. thought it was gonna be a headphones album but i think it’d be better suited to being on loud in a big room. nice and floaty :blush:


#172

some of it is proper magical. when courtship kicks in :heart_eyes:


#173

Only had chance for one proper full listen and a couple of listens to some individual tracks but I have to say I thought it was wonderful on first listen - @ericthefourth description as ‘magical’ seems spot on.

Looks like I’m going to be out of touch with the general consensus on this but very positive initial impressions from me.


#174

:grinning: I think that’s my favourite track on here so far.


#175

Losss is a bit of a beast.


#176

Pretty much every track:

0-1 mins: WOW! This sounds gorgeous!
1-2 mins: Loving this, Bjorkers is back!
2-4 mins: Okay…
4-8 mins: …it’s still happening and it hasn’t done anything


#177

Totally agree with this assessment after one listen. The emotional core of Vulnicara made it more engaging to get into though.


#178

few tracks in…it’s a bit like listening to some cutting edge opera. Very transportative but feel like I need some guidance to understand what’s going on.


#179

Could live without ‘Features Creatures’ but that aside think this album is wonderful.

I don’t think anything could possibly hit the emotional depths of Vulnicura but this feels like an incredible record in its own right - streams and moss and leaves unfurling for the dew to Vulnicura’s tectonic shifts and volcanoes.


#180

New Bjork I love you, but you’re bringing me down

(not listened to it yet)