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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.