- Record Label: One Little Indian
- Release Date: Jan 20, 2015
- Summary: Originally scheduled for a March release, the ninth studio release for the Icelandic singer-songwriter was released early on iTunes after an illegal leak of the songs was available.
- Record Label: One Little Indian
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Positive: 38 out of 40
Mixed: 2 out of 40
Negative: 0 out of 40
Jan 28, 2015The result is Björk’s most frighteningly intimate album to date.
Jan 22, 2015Vulnicura feels, overall, as if it is one of Björk’s most successful albums, one where she mostly finds sonic strategies that are well matched with her concepts and themes.
MagnetMar 12, 2015There's a candor here that hasn't always touched the Icelandic singer/composer's electro-dreamscape output. [No. 118, p.52]
Jan 22, 2015It’s not an easy listen, but a brave, beautiful and affecting album--an attempt to find order in chaos that, as she wishes for it, offers a “crutch” to the heartbroken.
The WireMar 11, 2015A self-consciously serious, elaborate, capital R Romantic dramatic statement that pulls no punches, more Greek tragedy than break-up album. [Mar 2015, p.55]
Jan 20, 2015When the singer finally begins to emote dynamically in the album's second half, that's also when Vulnicura's musical foundation comes apart.
Positive: 75 out of 76
Mixed: 1 out of 76
Negative: 0 out of 76
Jan 20, 2015And finally Björk is with us again! I'm feeling blessed, just it.
Here is she with "Vulnicura", a cure of a wound that she had withAnd finally Björk is with us again! I'm feeling blessed, just it.
Here is she with "Vulnicura", a cure of a wound that she had with Matthew... It was sad, but she took it and did songs so amazing and powerful. Her voice could not sound more deep, beautiful and unique while she expresses her pain and disgusts about a love that now is lost.
Arca and The Haxan Cloak gave to her some exceptional beats on the production, something dark, emotional and classic. It can sound new and old at the same time... It can sound like "Vespertine", so heavenly and pretty.
Been awhile I haven't seen Björk doing something so personal like this album... I'm in love.
Favorite tracks: "Stonemilker" and "Black Lake".… Expand
Feb 4, 2015Get big sound capable cans/speakers for this. Plug in, turn on, drop out. Bjork is like fine wine,...gets better with age and just a littleGet big sound capable cans/speakers for this. Plug in, turn on, drop out. Bjork is like fine wine,...gets better with age and just a little bit fruitier.
Initially I was not blown away by this but after listening in the jeep with the 18 speakers and my might sub woofer WOW WOW WOW this album came to life! Test the speakers in your local music store if you've ever wondered why you should pay premium prices for premium sound.
BJORK IS DA VINCI OF THE MUSIC WORLD, THIS LADY PAINTS WITH SOUND!!!… Expand
Feb 21, 2016OLHA EU NÃO POSSO NEM VER QUE EU ADORO, MELHOR ´PALBUM DA CARREIRA SIM, SÓ NÃO É MELHOR QUE O HOMOGENIC, PISOU FORTE NO VOLTA QUE NINGUEM QUEROLHA EU NÃO POSSO NEM VER QUE EU ADORO, MELHOR ´PALBUM DA CARREIRA SIM, SÓ NÃO É MELHOR QUE O HOMOGENIC, PISOU FORTE NO VOLTA QUE NINGUEM QUER AQUELE TRECO NÃO SÓ LANÇOU PRA CONSEGUIR PAGAR AS CONTAS DO BIOPHILIA… Expand
Feb 17, 2015Essa é a primeira era que o peguei dela. Vulnicura é maravilhoso do inicio ao fim. Ela soube criar um dos seus melhores albums. É único,Essa é a primeira era que o peguei dela. Vulnicura é maravilhoso do inicio ao fim. Ela soube criar um dos seus melhores albums. É único, inspirador e magnifico.… Expand
Nov 4, 2015I rescind my earlier mixed review. Vulnicura has grown on me quite a bit since I last gave tried it out, and I think I finally "get it" now.I rescind my earlier mixed review. Vulnicura has grown on me quite a bit since I last gave tried it out, and I think I finally "get it" now. For those looking for the bouncy, fun Bjork, you may not get what you are looking for. But for those people who are willing to try an ethereal, dark, moody, and intense journey into the deepest human emotions, this new record hits the spot.… Expand
Mar 15, 2023Narrative, melancholic and with her grieving process for the first time, Bjork shows us that she is capable of mixing the bizarre with her feelings.
Dec 3, 2017Meh. Not sure what to expect from Bjork anymore. Probably at the end of the day only she can enjoy her little sonic experiment. Visuals savedMeh. Not sure what to expect from Bjork anymore. Probably at the end of the day only she can enjoy her little sonic experiment. Visuals saved the whole story, songwriting no that much. Confused record, but better than horrid Biophilia.… Expand
Published: December 2, 2015Over the next month, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from over 140 music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find individual lists and this year's cumulative rankings inside.
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