|1. Hidden Place|
|3. It's Not Up To You|
|5. Pagan Poetry|
|8. An Echo A Stain|
|9. Sun In My Mouth|
|11. Harm Of Will|
Ever since Björk's vital, effusive 1993 debut, her music has been increasingly intimate, gently private, and concerned with seclusion. It's typical then that Vespertine's first single is called "Hidden Place." The studious solitude is rewarding, though. Vespertine is a lush, gorgeous swell of midpace electronica, symphonic strings, and Björk's uniquely alien, spectral vocals. There are fantastical wonders here. "Cocoon" (another eulogy to withdrawal from the world) is delicate as a breath, Björk sounding too fragile to be flesh as she lauds "a beauty this immense." "Pagan Poetry" and "Aurora," likewise, are adrift in an enchanted reverie. When she chooses, she crafts killer tunes; "It's Not up to You" is as lovely as anything on Post. Yet, frequently, on such tracks as the yearning, glancing "Undo," Björk seems to be simply thinking aloud, reveling in this wildly rich and visceral music. She's reclaimed cutting-edge electronica, so often the province of geeks and technicians, for the poets and the passionate. Vespertine is a landmark, a revelation, and a truly fabulous achievement. --Ian Gittins
Bjork never ceases to amaze. With her latest album, verspertine, she takes you on a journey. From the first song, Hidden Place she captivates. Read morePublished on June 8 2004
Bjork is one of the most ground-breaking and wonderfully creative artists in all music today, and has been for more than a decade now. Read morePublished on May 8 2004 by Busy Body
if you love homogenic, post, dancer in the dark, and the peppier parts of debut, skip this album.
I prefer bjork's collaborations with alec empire, 808 state, howie b,... Read more
For those of us who strain to imagine what heaven sounds like, Vespertine likely serves as a very close approximation. Read morePublished on March 16 2004 by Wendy C. Darling
I bought this CD in late 2003 because I had been hearing a lot of publicity about her and had totally forgotten about her after I moved from Germany to the States. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2004 by "god-grandson"
what a great comeback for bjork since the release of her previous album( homogenic) and she does not dissapoint, she again gives us entrancing melodies and soothes us with her... Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2004 by K. lett
When Bjöork hit the music scene with "Debut" back in 1993, no one expected that the Icelandic sugarcube would change the face of popular music by revamping every aspect of pop... Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2004 by Nasser Alqatami