Bjork
Selmasongs


3.5
great

Review

by KILL USER (57 Reviews)
August 11th, 2012 | 30 replies | 3,659 views


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist

Review Summary: rattle clang crack thud whack bam!

As most of you know, Bjork rules. Shes is the beautifulest, fragilest and hottest person ever made. And when she gets bored of making amazing albums she likes making brilliant films. This record is the soundtrack to the the ever so depressing movie Dancer in the Dark. Bjorks performance is seriously impressive and its also a good movie to kill yourself to. Selmasongs takes most of the songs from the movie, with generally great results. Some of the songs differ from the movie versions, which is confusing and mostly a negative aspect of the album. I've Seen It All is a duet featuring Thom Yorke, a match made a heaven, or so you'd think. The song in the movie is sang by actor Peter Stormare. Although Thom is a more skill full singer, his voice doesnt seem to fit the mood of the song as well as Peters. Songs such as Cvalda and In The Musicals are just as unique and thrilling as they were in the film. Scatterheart completely omits the vocals of David Morse and Cara Seymour, which surprisingly doesnt negatively impact the song. It could easily find a place in her album Vespertine, featuring fractured beats very similar to those of that album. The subtle strings really make the song as well as her magnificent vocals. Another issue with the album is that only a select few songs work well separate from the movie. Tracks such as 107 Steps and Overture are simply not up to scratch when comparing them to the rest of the songs.

Selmasongs is overall, a great record and features some of her most ambitious and unique songs of her career. Her vocals are as chode tingling as you'd expect and the lyrics are as fun as ever. Even with a few tracks not being up to par, this is still a worthy purchase for any Bjork fan.



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KILL
August 11th 2012


71743 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

great album amazing movie hey guys

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breakingthefragile
August 11th 2012


2956 Comments


Beast review, so pos. I actually like this soundtrack a bit more than I like the film it goes with.

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KILL
August 11th 2012


71743 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

thanks bro, damn dude i thought the movie ruled hard, got me teary eyed and for a thrasher thats hard to do

breakingthefragile
August 11th 2012


2956 Comments


Oh I agree, it's a damn good movie, Bjork's performance really moved me. Powerful stuff.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
August 11th 2012


18444 Comments


Shes is the beautifulest, fragilest and hottest person ever made.


so much truth

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Calc
August 11th 2012


12181 Comments


"got me teary eyed and for a thrasher thats hard to do"

gay..

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KILL
August 11th 2012


71743 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

am i gay for being in touch with my emoticons? boys DO cry the cure were wrong!

Calc
August 11th 2012


12181 Comments


shit maybe I'm gay for NOT being in touch with my emotions...ah fuk i never thought of that..

johnnydeking29
August 11th 2012


9024 Comments


Sounds cool, am gonna doublebuy Homogenic and Medulla sometime soon, now that I'm no longer 100% obsessed with Post (what's Medulla like btw?)

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KILL
August 11th 2012


71743 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

medulla is a cappella, its pretty fuckin weird but it grows on you hard

Gyromania
August 11th 2012


15679 Comments


i approve of that summary.

queefman
August 11th 2012


53 Comments


unban me

PuddlesPuddles
August 11th 2012


4772 Comments


awesome review, pos

KILL
August 11th 2012


71743 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

am i staff yet

Ire
August 12th 2012


41762 Comments


love byurk so much she rules

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 12th 2012


50310 Comments


staff now

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ZedO
August 12th 2012


1096 Comments


you are our unofficial staff, KILL

Jellingman
August 12th 2012


357 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

1st line of this review is the truth, man!

hamid95
August 12th 2012


100 Comments


The movie was freakin' soul-crushing! *whimper

Storm In A Teacup
August 12th 2012


12780 Comments


pos'd with my



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