The most beautiful song ever recorded. If I’d been there in Manchester when this happened, I would have cried, for sure. She often talks about how she’s still looking to record the perfect song, but I think she already achieved that with this.
Drum and bass ahoy! Here are the three most interesting bits from the new Björk album.
There are a couple of other highlights, but the majority of it is pretty rubbish. Dark Matter is potentially the worst thing she’s ever put her name to.
I’m not going to pretend for a second that I thought Björk was going to come back this year with something poppy and electro. It just ain’t ever gonna happen, and I’ve made my peace with that. And the lack of identifiable choruses means nothing to me either (Domestica, my favourite song by her, has no chorus at all).
But what does piss me off, is that Biophilia's concept is so grand and adventurous, and she's done fuck all with it. The lyrics are silly and have absolutely no depth to them. The production is so weak and repetitive - I thought this was going to be an album that swung wildly between the strings of Jóga, Bachelorette and the tribal beats of Nattura, the thriving choir of Oceania - there is so much potential and all she could be bothered to do (it seems, based on what I’ve heard so far) is make her own shitty xylophone music box thing and put that on every single song.
Björk, look at your life, look at your choices. You used to be one of the most exciting people in pop music - get your energy back and make an album that speaks to me and actually has something to say. Please.
Björk - Moon
This was the song that got accidentally leaked in some european iTunes store.