What’s in the bag? (13)

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”
“Earth Intruders”
“All Is Full of Love”
“Pagan Poetry”
“Vertebræ by Vertebræ”
“Declare Independence”


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:


6 thoughts on “What’s in the bag? (13)”

  1. The video was fabulous I thought, in that it added something to the song I think, or perhaps the experience is different while watching rather than only listening. Agree with you though, definitely in my top five.


  2. Indeed.

    I managed to catch a gig with the all-female Icelandic choir, Graduale Nobili, who supported Bjork on Biophilia. An absolutely amazing experience, really life affirming experimental vocal-type stuff.


  3. Just checked them out on youtube (admittedly not as good as seeing them live) and it really was rather lovely.


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