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DEBUT

Björk

 

Crossover Prog

3.54 | 103 ratings

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Frankie Flowers
4 stars I find this album very difficult to both rate and write about. There's such a diversity of sounds throughout. It's mostly a feel good listen as the main theme is love and love of life itself!

"Human Behaviour" marks an unusual, trippy start in which Bjork's voice really shows great distinction. Following up is "Crying", one of the more dance orientated tracks. There's something about the nature of the music and vocals here, it is very hard to compare this artist to anyone else. One main highlight for many should be the delicate, lush and slightly trippy "Venus As A Boy". It's very melodic and there's some vibraphone and strings creating an atmospheric sound. "One Day" and the ambient "Come To Me" are other highlights that put you in a similar mood. The ending track "Play Dead" is another high point for me. It's very seductive and dramatic.

The other dance tracks "Big Time Sensuality, "There's More To Life Than This" and "Violently Happy" are good and keep up the upbeat mood. There are some interesting lyrics in many songs too especially on "Anchor Song".

Debut is a very passionate, eclectic album. It may not be suitable for all lovers of rock music although I like it very much. For lovers of a wide range of music, I'd say you really ought to check it out. I have had it on CD for years and would say it has definitely grown on me. 4 stars.

Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |

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