Björk - Utopia

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Postby Bojan » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:40 am

Bjork is so cute. We need one simple and ordinary album cover for a change. Just her beautiful, makeup-free face. :)
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:14 pm

Bojan wrote:Bjork is so cute. We need one simple and ordinary album cover for a change. Just her beautiful, makeup-free face. :)
Debut? :P :lol:
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Postby Carbon » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:00 pm

Ugh I just want listenable music :cry: but since Arca's involved, doesn't seem likely

Hopefully this album will have its Stonemilker, too
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:51 am

Carbon wrote:Ugh I just want listenable music :cry: but since Arca's involved, doesn't seem likely

Hopefully this album will have its Stonemilker, too
Don't be a hater dear
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Postby BillyBlitzkid » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:54 pm

Suddenly I'm excited for this album. Its certainly not because of the cover. Don't know. I was in the mood for some Björk and the lead single just clicked.
Many miles many roads I have traveled
Fallen down on the way
Many hearts many years have unraveled
Leading up to today
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Postby Unbreakable34 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:31 pm

Cover is stunning. her best since Medulla.
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Postby Loose » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:08 pm

Unbreakable34 wrote:Cover is stunning. her best since Medulla.
And her most Pennywise – The Dancing Clown–ish one.
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Postby Hugo » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:20 am

ArmyOfMe wrote:
Carbon wrote:Ugh I just want listenable music :cry: but since Arca's involved, doesn't seem likely

Hopefully this album will have its Stonemilker, too
Don't be a hater dear
Arca and Beyoncé is currently my dream collaboration, so you shall be thankful the Queen of Iceland loves him.
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:35 pm

01 Arisen My Senses
02 Blissing Me
03 The Gate
04 Utopia
05 Body Memory
06 Features Creatures
07 Courtship
08 Loss
09 Sue Me
10 Tabula Rasa
11 Claimstaker
12 Paradisa
13 Saint
14 Future Forever

Sue me :lol: I love that she's using catchphrases from RuPaul's Drag Race as song titles
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:53 pm

Interview with The Guardian

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Anyhow, Björk has been making Utopia since she finished her last tour. It started, she says, like many of her albums: as both a reaction against her previous album, and a following-on from it. Released in 2015, Vulnicura was bleak. It dived into the misery of her break-up with artist Matthew Barney, her long-term partner and father of her daughter, Isadora. Its centrepiece, Black Lake, had Björk at her most vulnerable and bitter, with lyrics such as “I am one wound, my pulsating suffering being… You fear my limitless emotions, I am bored of your apocalyptic obsessions… You have nothing to give, your heart is hollow.” “The saddest song I’ve ever written,” is how she describes it to me.

And so, for Björk, this meant that her new album had to be the opposite: “Optimistic,” she says, “non-narrative”; beautiful, universal.

“We did the final gigs for Vulnicura in Carnegie Hall,” she remembers, “and they were so tragic. Everybody who ever had a broken heart ever was there, and they were all telling me their stories. It was really sweet and, genuine, you know? And with the performances, I was like: ‘This has to be discreet, and treated with grace.’ But after the first one, I almost felt guilty. Because the whole room was crying and I was not. Me and Alejandro [Ghersi, AKA electronic artist Arca, who worked on Vulnicura] were guiltily drinking champagne in the back going: ‘Next time we’re going to have fun, OK?’ I wanted this album to go towards the light. You indulge in the grief to a certain point, but then you have to be a little bit Pollyanna.”
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Postby RaFanatic » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:25 pm

Sooo, some iTunes stores changed the date to 16th November.....................
Plus, Blissing Me is coming tomorrow. There are no words to describe how excited i am :cry:
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Postby Carbon » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:58 pm



I love this :cry: :cry: :cry: the harp omg. the harp is one of my fave instruments and I'm so happy to hear it :cry: everything is just beautiful.

is it me, or this sounds very Vespertine? the harp + beats... that could be the reason why I like it so much
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:51 pm

:cry: Blissing Me is absolutely beautiful
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Postby Hugo » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:40 pm

Arca is a GOD!!

To think this woman is over 50 and still sounds so joyful and young.
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Postby Vindrag » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:12 pm

Blessed. Not as good as The Gate, but still sooo extraordinary. Vespertinish.
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Postby Carbon » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:47 am

Now available on YouTube! Edited my earlier post.
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Postby cuneytb » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:50 am

I love this era so much! Can't wait for the album!
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Postby Ink » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:18 am

The album it’s leaked
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Postby beredy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:09 am

This is the first time ever I'm not excited about a Bjork release. Both The Gate and Blissing Me sound like a safe retreads for her.
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Postby Ink » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:44 pm

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Postby LonelyDreamer » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:00 pm

Disappointing. :(
vulnicura.
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Postby Carbon » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:03 pm

LonelyDreamer wrote:Disappointing. :(
that's what I've been reading on another forum... probably the most mixed/underwhelmed fan reactions since Volta?

I'm yet to check it out, though for me it can go either way: love Blissing Me, don't like The Gate
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Postby Vindrag » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:15 pm

Volta might be her best album.. will never understand fans and reviewers. It's so raw!!

Excited for Utopia.. altough not as much like with other albums. The singles are great.. but not as exciting as Earth Intruders/Wanderlust or Virus/Cosmogony.
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:06 pm

Omg!!!! Will listen tomorrow in my morning commute!

And Volta is great, in my top 2 from 2005.
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Postby Carbon » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:13 pm

Yeah I love Volta as well, just comparing the reception. Some fans really don't like this one, it's definitely not universally loved like Vulnicura. I wonder what the official reviews will say. For me, on 1st listen, it's no more difficult than typical late Bjork.

I love the nature sounds and flutes, it sounds very sunny and hopeful.
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