• Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Jun 30, 2009
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Jul 31, 2009
    10
    A really great offering it mixes Bjork's classics with her new material.
  2. Oct 28, 2013
    7
    Voltaic excludes some of the amazing performances from the visually dazzling Volta Tour like "Who Is It?", "Hyperballad" and "Pluto", but otherwise offers a harmonic but somewhat lifeless delivery of songs.
  3. Oct 29, 2013
    8
    Turmoil! Carnage! Tracks like 'Earth Intruders' and 'Innocence' work much better as live numbers. The in the meantime classic combination of Hyperballad/Freak Pluto Declare Independence is as powerhouse on the DVD as it is in real life.
  4. Jul 24, 2017
    9
    This live versions of her songs are reworked for brass instruments. So some of the songs, like "All is Full of Love", become very warm. And the tracklist is coherent, clear and generous.
  5. Sep 1, 2015
    0
    I don't understand how people like Bjork. Her voice sounds like a goat and her music is barely threaded together as she sings half-a**ed over the track. Her live is even worse!
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. With great audio and visuals, this version of Voltaic should please all but the most completist Bjork fans.
  2. This CD/DVD set of tour extras might make you feel like your brain's doing sit-ups.
  3. This second-hand facelessness runs throughout Volta, which still reads oddly rote and cold with this addendum. Even with its hulking abundance, Voltaïc is flesh without bone.