I like Bjork, and I love Bjork. There is nothing much that I can say that I dislike, but in recent years it has all been about liking, not loving. I remember walking into ‘Our Price’ in Leamington Spa in 1988 and ‘Motorcrash’ from ‘Life’s too good’ was playing. I’d never heard it’s like before and walked up to the counter, asked who it was and bought it. To this day it is one of my favourite albums.
I have felt though, that since Medúlla there has been something missing. Volta, Biophilia and the bits of Vulnicura I’ve heard all seem to me to be missing something, there are good bits, but not enough of them. I saw ‘Songs from the Volta Tour’ in HMV in London and thought I’d give it a go. There are a number of versions of it but mine is this:
“Pleasure Is All Mine”
“Army of Me”
“I Miss You”
“All Is Full of Love”
“Vertebræ by Vertebræ”
It’s a good listen, some great tracks, but I’m struggling a little to get the point of it other than as a stop gap between releases.
Here it is: