Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. Dec 14, 2015
    100
    This is an exquisite interpretation of an exceptional album.
  2. 90
    Vulnicura Strings sees Björk restructuring an already phenomenal work of art and creating an even more desolate mood than the phenomenal Vulnicura, where time is frozen but also somewhere to move on from. It’s not a place to visit every day, but whenever you need a reminder about what great art looks and feels like here’s where to go to.
  3. Nov 9, 2015
    80
    This reinterpretation of Vulnicura is a success that also surprises, given the simplicity of the premise. This is both a joy to listen to and a chance to focus on Björk’s string arrangements and the frustration contained therein.
  4. Nov 9, 2015
    80
    Vulnicura Strings probably isn’t an album you’d want to listen to much on a regular basis, despite its undeniable excellence. It does, however, make for a beautiful and fascinating companion album to one of the year’s very best records.
  5. Uncut
    Dec 11, 2015
    70
    A satisfying, if not earth-shattering, experiment. [Jan 2016, p.73]
  6. Nov 9, 2015
    68
    A lot of these songs didn't have hooks, per se, to start with. They expanded and contracted with a kind of cosmic swarm, the percussion providing a delicate skeleton. Loose as it was, without that punctuation, Vulnicura Strings can feel a little formless.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Nov 9, 2015
    10
    This album is amazing, Vulnicura gets even more emotional with this version, it could make you cry. Incredible record. It will make you hallucinate...
  2. Nov 19, 2015
    4
    Boring !
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  3. Nov 10, 2015
    10
    Amazing use of the original songs, the strings make a personal album look even more personal, and that's something I have to recognize BjörkAmazing use of the original songs, the strings make a personal album look even more personal, and that's something I have to recognize Björk always knows how to please her fans! Full Review »