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Vespertine (album) by Björk

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Vespertine
Vespertine by Björk (2001)
Overall rank: 253rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 728 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 2001 (8th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (47th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (253rd)

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Björk bestography

Vespertine is ranked 2nd best out of 23 albums by Björk on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Björk is Homogenic which is ranked number 128 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 20,474.

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Members who like this album also like: Homogenic by Björk, OK Computer by Radiohead and Kid A by Radiohead.

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Average Rating: 
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From Kurtco
I am a big fan of Icelandic music and Björk is for me the perfect pop artist. "Vespertine" marks once again an evolution in the music of the artist, the album is cold and yet so warm, the beauty is at its peak! Björk writes with "Vespertine" his own fairy tale. It is not about poverty but about an album that aims on the contrary homogeneity, where Homogenic paradoxically spread on an extremely varied musical panel. This homogeneity is a richness, Vespertine listening as a story for children. Often the choirs carry the melody to peaks of emotion, it's magic. This is a wonderful album, magical and moving, which differs from the Icelandic discography by its extremely bright side. "Vespertine" is, for me, Björk's best album.

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Best track: "Pagan Poetry"
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From wenny
Beautifully magical across each track. Absolutely heavenly vocals and soothing instrumentals. The kind of album that makes you warm and fuzzy inside on a winter day.
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Bullshit that this is behind Is This It, Amnesiac, and Origin of Symmetry for the year (not to mention the all-time list) because this album is vastly superior and more original
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A consistently gorgeous and meticulously crafted record from electronic/pop pioneer Björk. From the sublime opening track "Hidden Place" to the breathtaking closer "Unison", this is a sensual, playful, delicate yet overwhelmingly powerful album, often it harbours all those qualities at the same time ! I love the innovative rapid-fire yet tender micro beat production on this one; it sounds like a flurry of insects at dawn. This is yet another triumph from one of the greatest artists alive who has given the electronic genre a huge push with "vespertine" along with "homogenic", this record sitting at 9th place for 2001 is baffling until you realise female artists (especially ones working in non-rock contexts) have always and will unfortunately continue to remain underrated , but we can try to rectify that !
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Easily one of the most sonically impressive albums of the decade, every single song has so much detail in so many textures to it. The instrumental and vocal arrangements are on another level, the album is just an incredible experience that sounds amazing any time you play it. The lyrics are absolutely fantastic as well, and "Unison" is easily one of the most beautiful tracks I've ever heard. "Aurora" has one of her best vocal performances ever, and the the choir comes in at all the right times, sounding absolutely outstanding on songs like Hidden Place, It's Not Up to You, Aurora, Pagan Poetry, An Echo A Stain, and Harm of Will. The beats on here are SO unique, especially on songs like Cocoon and Heirloom. Perfect album.
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Bjork's best, hands-down. Her at her peak. Her lyrics and composition are as good as any poetry you can find in contemporary literature. Socratic discussion material. Actually had a prof @ NYU play and make us dissect some of the songs on this album (Sun in my Mouth, Undo). If you haven't listened to Vespertine hundreds of times by now, you're doing it wrong.
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