Medúlla (album) by Björk

Medúlla
Medúlla by Björk (2004)
Release date: 2004-08-25
Overall rank: 1,410th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 298 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2004 (27th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (245th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,410th)
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Björk bestography

Medúlla is ranked 6th best out of 23 albums by Björk on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Björk is Homogenic which is ranked number 115 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 15,088.

Björk album bestography « Higher ranked (734th) This album (1,410th) Lower ranked (1,410th) »
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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 298 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 17% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 74.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 75.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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85/100
From LebowskiRams 06/11/2019 21:36
Unlike anything I have ever heard
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85/100
From VictorVale 01/04/2019 17:04
Afasta-se um pouco do house e fica ainda mais experimental.
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From 10/20/2018 21:49
The best record of all time.
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60/100
From ItSaysDilbert 08/08/2018 00:26
Besides "Mouths Cradle", and "Triumph Of A Heart", there aren't much interesting moments.

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From Luigii 04/08/2018 02:10
Wait a minute, I actually never gave a response for this record. But to make this short and sweet, not only is this my favorite Bjork record. It is also in my top 5 for the 2000's. Such an amazing record.
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Rating:  
95/100
From jnfbn 03/01/2018 16:12
Actually love this album, her vocals in this are amazing, and I like it more when she sings in Icelandic
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Rating:  
65/100
From nitomano 07/12/2016 05:09
Favoritas: Desired Constellation, Vokuro
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70/100
From garycottier 06/16/2016 15:59
Basically an acapella album. Medulla, is predominately all made by the human voice. You cannot deny the artistic courage in making a record like this but unfortunately the finished product doesn't quite add up to it's promise. Most of it is forgettable, only on, who is it, does Bjork fashion a strong melody, still, repeated listens do eventually bring out the songs, but they're still not up their with her best. It's not a bad record, it's Bjork for god's sake, but this time I don't think she quite hit the mark. If the album had been recorded with musical instruments it might have been a fuller record, still you have to applaud her ambition.
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From 05/29/2016 22:02
If you were to ask a Björk fan what their favourite album of hers is, I doubt many would say Medúlla, but for me this is definitely my favourite and also the best album I've ever had the privilege of listening to.
The greatest records take you on a journey, and this is precisely what Medúlla does for me. Each time I listen to it, it takes me to another world simultaneously thousands of years in the past and the future. Mostly an acapella album, Björk's vocals feel completely alive and the production is filled with voices (some haunting, some ethereal) and this only adds to the primal and timeless feel of it all.
I'm not saying Medúlla is a perfect album (as with every album, there are stronger and weaker tracks) but there's something so raw and powerful about it, even more so than the rest of her albums (which are all powerful), that I just can't stop admiring it.
A complete masterpiece.
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From xdxrovied 12/12/2015 10:40
when i was little my sister loved björk and she had her on repeat everyday so when i listen to post or medulla now i feel like i'm connecting with those memories from my childhood.

it's obvious that for every björk fan or just music fan this is a really complicated album to like, i mean, what is ancestors?!! but in the end this is a great piece with no weak point. it shows björk's arrengement, lyrical and production skills, and, if you take that one moment to the side, you can see an honest and beautiful album.

i feel like there's something watching over me when i listen to this, it's really haunting.

best songs are who is it (when it drops it feels like you're in a dark place full of goo), where is the line, desired constellation, öll birtan and pleasure is all mine
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