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björk 'volta' björk
(one little indian)
Pop goes the weirdo.

On Wanderlust, a standout track from Volta, Björk fantasises about getting in a houseboat and roaming unknown corners of the planet. And roamed she has, recruiting an army of contributors including Anthony Hegarty (in Jamaica) and Congolese band Konono No 1 (in Belgium). The result is less cohesive than Vespertine or Medulla but the fun’s in the exuberance, the jolting between musical styles. Earth Invader’s African marching rhythms soon give way to the agit-punk of Declare Independence, while Timbaland adds clipped kung fu samples and pounding beats. The lyrics vindicating suicide bombers have been questioned, obviously, but should coherent political commentary really be expected of a woman dressed as a giant psychedelic tomato?

David Jones 03 May 07 rating of 4
Björk – Volta, released 07 May 07 on One Little Indian.
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Volta makes me happy post 1
comment by fever_reducer    Jun 13, 2007
I find it to be her best work since Homogenic. I feel that it was time again for some beaty, high energy dance tracks. The last two albums were beautiful but I was worried that she had calmed down for good. Volta was completly refreshing for me as a avid Bjork fan (since the sugarcubes). I also loved the neat Bjork as a tomato thing with feet sticker that came with the album!
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