Bjork
Vulnicura Live


5.0
classic

Review

by Khaleesi3691 USER (2 Reviews)
November 27th, 2015 | 23 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The limited live version of Vulnicura is probably the best live record she has ever released.

On 21 October 2015, the official Rough Trade website posted an early listing of separate 2 x CD / 2 x LP sets entitled Vulnicura Live, a collection of 14 songs recorded on Björk's 2015 tour to promote her critically acclaimed album, Vulnicura. The live album was mixed and put together by Björk herself with help from Arca and The Haxan Cloak, her co-producers on Vulnicura. The sets were officially announced the following day, and are limited to 1000 copies for each format and available exclusively through Rough Trade. Initial reports incorrectly stated that the double album would feature 8 Vulnicura songs and 6 songs from Björk's previous albums, but the final track list contains 8 Vulnicura cuts and only 6 from her back catalog.

Björk has said she is ready to move on from her acclaimed, but emotionally taxing, LP, recorded in the aftermath of vocal surgery, a breakup with her longtime partner, her mother's heart attack and the death of studio collaborator Mark Bell. In August, Björk postponed, then canceled, a handful of European dates, citing her eagerness to focus on new music.

The results are fascinating. Here, there is a version edited and produced by Arca from her 'Debut' album back in 1993. That song is 'Come To Me', and it's probably the best song from this record, way better than the original version. With strings, hard beats and experimental instrumental from Arca, this record is a jewel.

Another good thing is that 'Vulnicura Live' respects initial story of 'Vulnicura', the first six songs that compose it; 'Stonemilker', 'Lionsong', 'History of Touches' and 'Black Lake'.

Björk vocals sound better here than in the 'Biophilia' era. It sounds soft yet strong, calm yet angry, and humble yet ambitious.

'Vulnicura Live' is not as amazing as 'Vulnicura', but is still being amazing. And darker.


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Jots
Staff Reviewer
November 27th 2015


7411 Comments


erm.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
November 27th 2015


67190 Comments


Initial reports incorrectly stated that the double album would feature 8 Vulnicura songs and 6 songs from Björk's previous albums, but the final track list contains 8 Vulnicura cuts and only 6 from her back catalog.


glad they cleared that up

Titan
November 27th 2015


23075 Comments


loooooool

CaimanJesus
November 27th 2015


3815 Comments


Review of the year

Tunaboy45
November 27th 2015


17677 Comments


10/10

Tunaboy45
November 27th 2015


17677 Comments


This will appease lady Bjork

Zig
November 27th 2015


2354 Comments


Sure, I need to give it a listen.

Asdfp277
November 28th 2015


23653 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

lmao

Digging: Squalus - The Great FIsh...

altertide0
November 28th 2015


3026 Comments


love it

Asdfp277
November 28th 2015


23653 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

why is Grimes on the recommended section, I will kill you

Lord(e)Po)))ts
November 28th 2015


67190 Comments


because new grimes blows even harder than Vulnicura does

Asdfp277
November 28th 2015


23653 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

new grimes is on a whole new level of suck tho

Lord(e)Po)))ts
November 29th 2015


67190 Comments


k yeah i mean id rather listen to Vulnicura

alienobserver
November 29th 2015


4497 Comments


can u guys not please

Lord(e)Po)))ts
November 29th 2015


67190 Comments


we can not 'not' sorry

Asdfp277
November 29th 2015


23653 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is good actually !! loving this

altertide0
November 29th 2015


3026 Comments


Well, it is not as amazing as 'Vulnicura', but is still being amazing.

And darker.

JJKeys
June 26th 2017


1228 Comments


uhhHHh

Asdfp277
June 26th 2017


23653 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

love this

Demon of the Fall
June 26th 2017


21603 Comments


This review is an inspiration to us all.



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