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|8. Possibly Maybe|
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|10. Cover Me|
This Icelandic marvel is such an original that, even after four Sugarcubes albums and a brilliant solo Debut, she remains an acquired taste. "Army of Me" is a turbulent, darkling tune that's almost conventional next to the gloriously eclectic material that follows. Working with Tricky, Soul II Soul/U2 producer Nellee Hooper, and string arranger/one-hit wonder Deodato, Björk looses her helium-fueled voice and surreal wordplay on Gershwinesque pop (the adorable "It's Oh So Quiet"), ambient dub ("Possibly Maybe") and all kinds of fresh dance/pop hybrids ("Enjoy," "Hyper-Ballad," "I Miss You"). Too raw and adventurous for mass success, perhaps, but a more unique, engaging, oddly accessible artist just doesn't exist. --Jeff Bateman
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Top Customer Reviews
My favorite song on the CD is Isobel. Listen to Missy Elliot's "Really Hot" and see how ahead of her time Bjork is. The beat sequence is almost identical.
Possibly, Maybe is another beauty. It hits the feeling of a breakup on the nose.
To all of the people who wrote bad reviews of Bjork, if you don't have something nice to say..... Bjork has been singing most of her life and experts would agree, she has a natural singing voice and an expressive and wide vocal range. Can anyone complaining make those sounds with their voices, on key no less? She knows music inside and out, and the wierd and avant garde sounds are INTENTIONAL. Besides, one has to have an acute knowledge of music to turn it inside out like that. Listen closely and you will hear the genius. Barbara Streisand has been done. We don't need anymore singers sounding like someone else.
Also, the videos from her DVD collection go hand in hand with the songs. You really get the true meaning and a grasp of the songs.
NOW, my turn. I could NOT stop laughing at your atrocious review of an album by one of THE best singers of our time. She has a phenomenal range and a fantastically individual style (<that's a GOOD thing). Not only that, I am painfully aware of the fact that you are terrified of anything different, because you have been brainwashed. Yes. I'm sorry: brainwashed. It happens to all the weak-willed in America ("BE THE BEST!"). The culprits? Britney Christina and all the other boob flashers and shrill squealers (who, by the way, have to "collaborate" with the "hippest" new producers to get a hit).
Bjork is one of the few artists I have never gotten tired of, because there is always something new to listen out for. Debut can be my favourite some days, and other days my favourite is Homogenic or Vespertine or Post or Telegram (underrated) or Selmasongs. I don't have a set favourite song on this album, however I do love the extreme exmperimentalism of Cover Me. My advice to anyone who has heard this album is to search for the version of Army of Me that Bjork recorded with Skunk Anansie. She goes hell for leather on it and it is gorgeous for those days when you could do with a bit of a scream, but are too exhausted to do so. This review probably won't be helpful to you, but I just like to get things off my chest.
Most recent customer reviews
Bjork is back with a new sound as always and making it sound even better than Debut did. Unlike Debut, which one a dance slash jazz album, Post is very techno and industrial. Read morePublished on July 10 2004 by DJ Unison
I'd like to make a comment. While I don't own this CD, I find that there are some people here who write some immature reviews. Read morePublished on June 14 2004 by J. Greenley
Björk's second album is just as good as the first, it has a great diversity of songs and samples and it feels like she had more things to say when the album was recorded then... Read morePublished on May 18 2004 by Josephll
Cassandra Dongoski say this album is freaky and scary. Of course! It would be scary for anyone who likes Britney, Christina, and Hillary Duff. You know why? Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by Aaron Thomas Eggleston
I listened to this C.D. a while back & I almost went deaf this cd is awful this chick can not sing & this album is so freaky & scary! Read morePublished on April 25 2004 by Cassandra
One day, I just kind of thought to myself, "You know, self, I've seen a lot of Björk on TV, I wonder what her music's like? Read morePublished on April 17 2004 by David Johnson
In 1993 Bjork released her debut album "Debut" and simultaneously created one of the most unique and original albums for years. Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2004 by Busy Body
Bjork's second solo CD is her most eclectic work so far, and even more sonically adventurous than her excellent "Debut". Read morePublished on Dec 2 2003 by Douglas King