What do you guys think about this album?
It's not my favorite by Björk, but I definitely appreciate the cold aesthetic, especially on Aurora. First half of the album is very strong, especially It's Not Up to You (haven't seen anyone talk about it here tho)
Second half isn't as good and songs like Heirloom and An Echo A Stain just doesn't match up, but Unison at the very end finishes the album very nicely.
Post, it's got the most amount of songs I love and only two short ones that aren't as good. Standouts are definitely The Modern Things and I Miss You, catchy beats and some of Björk's most beautiful singing.
Can't argue with winter theme, but I can't see her as sexual past Post, she even made comments on that and you can hear it in the shift of sounds between Post and Homogenic. In Vespertine she's using sex as a tool, sure, but it's nothing like the cute tender stuff like Venus as a Boy or Headphones.
What I'm amazed by is how she got the clunky as shit lyrics on the hook to be so catchy and emotional - that's the power of her voice. Also perfect use of the sub bass, it turns your brain into mush and you're more likely to fall into her spell.
Possibly Maybe is another one I really love. She could've kept is simple with that foggy melody but she went really kooky on that one
Well I did hear Venus as a Boy was about masturbation