Volta (studio album) by Björk

Volta by Björk
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-05-07
Overall rank: 3,836th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 256 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2007 (71st)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (679th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,836th)
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Björk bestography

Volta is ranked 9th best out of 25 albums by Björk on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Björk is Homogenic which is ranked number 93 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,796.

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Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 256 votes)
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80/100
From 07/17/2020 00:11
Björk's weakest release. The ideas are great (though maybe not fully formed), the instrumentation is interesting, it's just a tiny bit bloated and the overall execution feels a little rushed.
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45/100
From 06/27/2019 00:16
This is by far the worst album by an artist that I genuinely like that I have ever listened to (not counting early Chili Peppers albums). It is incredibly disappointing given Bjork's remarkable talent and track record. Her lyrics are at an all-time low, and none of the risks this album takes make any sense. The guest vocalist has an extremely annoying voice too
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From 11/04/2018 01:16
Good album.

B+
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From 10/24/2018 00:21
One of Björk's weakest, looking weaker esp in comparison to her previous record "Medulla" which just so happens to be my favourite record of all time , *however* when it's good, it's very good. The first three tracks are uniformly great, and I love "declare independece", but other than that the record really sags. A lot of the energy and blood is completely lost on these barely-there tracks. Nonetheless, it's still worth a listen.
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95/100
From 03/01/2018 16:21
Love this, to hear Antony and Björk's voices calmly clash into each other in The Dull Flame Of Desire and My Juvenile is heavenly
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From 10/26/2016 16:14
It's one of her worst LPs, but it's still really good. That's a testament to the sheer amount of talent Björk has. After the unbelievably brilliant "Medúlla" (my favourite album of all time), Björk draws from tribal beats and worldly electronica, with a mix of successes and flaws.

The album regresses in both quality and tempo through its middle section, but tracks "Wanderlust" and "Declare Independence" will no doubt stand as two of Björk's strongest songs ever. A mixed bag, but still worth checking out (or just listen to the singles).
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85/100
From 06/16/2016 11:13
Another brilliant Bjork album. Volta, is another re-invention, some excellent new sounds and textures. Great tracks in, invaders, wanderlust(my favourite track), and, the dull flame of desire, a brilliant duet with Anthony Hegarty. Declare independence, is a great pumping dance song. I must confess, there are a few tracks that are a little lacking in melody and direction, but at least 80% is as good as anything Bjork has done.
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95/100
From 12/12/2015 10:52
pitchfork wrote about this album saying that it was björk at her mid-life crisis, disrespectful maybe a little true. f**k pitchfork anyways.

weakest album let's be clear on that, the concept is unclear. it's a very political album we can say.
for me, it's an adult post and a tired vespertine, and maybe a little biophilia and vulnicura in the writing.

best songs are: wanderlust and declare independence, but from i see who you are to hope it seems like a continuous mix so i would add that interval to the best songs.
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80/100
From 10/03/2013 23:36
Best tracks: Wanderlust, The Dull Flame of Desire, Declare Independence, Earth Intruders.
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70/100
From 11/12/2012 04:25
an underrated album, I think it is one of her best
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