- Record Label: One Little Indian
- Release Date: Nov 24, 2017
- Summary: The ninth full-length studio release for the Icelandic artist was produced with Arca and Rabit.
- Record Label: One Little Indian
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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Positive: 30 out of 35
Mixed: 4 out of 35
Negative: 1 out of 35
Dec 7, 2017It’s a dense, lengthy work (at 71 minutes the longest studio album of her career). Only one song, the ecstatic, pulsating techno of Sue Me, is likely to work on the dancefloor. Yet the errant, raucous confluence of sounds and styles has a homogeneity that works to create a beguiling, and ultimately hugely rewarding whole.
The WireDec 19, 2017The Icelandic icon moves ever closer to the Platonic ideal of what it means to be Bjork. [Dec 2017, p.50]
Nov 22, 2017It’s tactile and visual as much as aural, a continuation of her richly rewarding collaboration with Venezuelan-U.K. electronic artist and producer Arca.
Nov 20, 2017Utilising ideas of breath, space and breeze to thrilling effect, this is Björk at her most reflective and inquisitive. There are no clear cut 'hits' as such, and the album clearly begs to be enjoyed as a whole entity rather than have its innards plucked and picked at. However, if given your full attention, it will transport you to paradise.
Nov 27, 2017The set radiates playfulness and pleasure – the opener "Arisen My Senses" is a breathless barrage of abstract beats and pop timbres, a musical multiple orgasm. But Utopia's no more "pop" than Vulnicura, and not all shiny, happy fantasias.
Nov 27, 2017Utopia is where art, real life and deep experimentation intersects, and it’s utterly compelling.
Positive: 60 out of 74
Mixed: 6 out of 74
Negative: 8 out of 74
Nov 24, 2017Curious, creative, baffling.
The album has a unique sound and at the same time refers to other previous works of the singer. Wonderful.Curious, creative, baffling.
The album has a unique sound and at the same time refers to other previous works of the singer.
One of the best releases of the year.… Expand
Nov 24, 2017Conceptually and musically, Utopia is like the twin sister of the Björk's previous record "Vulnicura" and the album as a whole -withConceptually and musically, Utopia is like the twin sister of the Björk's previous record "Vulnicura" and the album as a whole -with arrangements, themes, motives-, Björk's takes us on a wonderful journey which she discovers love in her life again. With her unique vocals and the music, she describes what Utopia really is in an excellent way. This record is one of the most inspiring and wonderful pieces of hers.… Expand
Nov 24, 2017Talented. Brilliant. Incredible. Amazing. Show stopping. Spectacular. Never the same. Totally unique. Completely not ever been done before.Talented. Brilliant. Incredible. Amazing. Show stopping. Spectacular. Never the same. Totally unique. Completely not ever been done before.
Feb 27, 2018Lush and detailed, she is and always will be an innovator. Arca has catered his sound very well to her and together have made a blissful album.
Aug 4, 2019'Utopia' contains some soothing and melodically superior tracks. Although it is Bjork most bloated album running over 70 minutes, the album is'Utopia' contains some soothing and melodically superior tracks. Although it is Bjork most bloated album running over 70 minutes, the album is "bloated with messages". Songs like "Utopia", "Arisen My Senses" and "Losss" are the album's highlights, but tracks such as "Claimstaker" and "Saint" are rather the typical hard-to-stomach Bjork tracks.
Strongest Tracks: "Arisen My Senses", "Blissing Me", "Utopia", "Body Memory", "Features Creatures", "Losss", "Sue Me"… Expand
Dec 3, 2017A majestic and grand, colourful art pop. There are ways this album could be more dazzling than it already is but it proves quite impressive,A majestic and grand, colourful art pop. There are ways this album could be more dazzling than it already is but it proves quite impressive, as I didn't favour much Bjork albums previous, yet again with some flaws in production and it takes love as a major, major feeling in this album.… Expand
Apr 19, 2018One word: Boredom. Every single song sounds the same, very monotonous. A lot of screaming, the instrumental part is the best part, but nothingOne word: Boredom. Every single song sounds the same, very monotonous. A lot of screaming, the instrumental part is the best part, but nothing out of this word either. The lyrics are just ok. I wish it could be more creative and innovative. I am very disappointed, she is a great artist anyway.… Expand
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