Fossora (studio album) by Björk
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Fossora is ranked 11th best out of 25 albums by Björk on BestEverAlbums.com.
The best album by Björk is Homogenic which is ranked number 94 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,815.
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Fossora track list
The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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Album Rating: 62.73
1.Atopos (Feat. Kasimyn). 70
4.Sorrowful Soil. 26
5.Ancestress (Feat. Sindri Eldon). 66
6.Fagurt Er Í Fjörðum. N/a
8.Allow (Feat. Emilie Nicolas). 81
9.Fungal City (Feat. Serpentwithfeet). 77
10.Trölla-Gabba (Feat. Kasimyn). N/a
12.Fossora (Feat. Kasimyn). 78
13.Her Mother's House (Feat. Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney). 81
This is great! She rediscovers/reimagines some of her old sounds and it works very well. It's like a clash of her albums Homogenic, Vespertine and even Medulla in a way.
What is there to say about Björk and her oeuvre that hasn't been said already? Another magnificently unique, dense and original work of real complexity that continues to push new conceptual realms while exploring different instrumentation and sonic palettes. Although I agree with the previous comment that the pieces could benefit from a little more melodic direction, I always find Björk's voice to be gorgeously expressive and emotive just by itself and often think multiple listens are essential for the music and its meaning to really unlock and reveal the true beauty underneath.
Bjork of course is always interesting and a new album is always much anticipated. But I have the same problem with "Fossora" that I had with "Utopia", the lack of memorable melodies. On almost every song Bjork just seems to sing in the same key and uses the same vocal phrasing which leave the listener with no discernible melodies to grab on to. It's like the songs float into one ear and out the other. The hooks of "Debut","Post","Homogenic" and "Vespertine" are long gone and we are just left with another frustrating and cold Bjork album. It's original, different and interesting but Bjork albums are just not compelling anymore. Bring back the melodies.
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