Debut (studio album) by Björk
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Debut is ranked 4th 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 14,731.
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Debut track list
The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.2/100, a mean average of 79.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.
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My first Bjork experience, I've played this maybe 4-5 times over the past year. Was not a big fan of the vocals initially, but her delivery and tone have really grown on me with repeated listens.
Biggest problem I still have with this one are the several tracks with heavy dance/house beats. Feels like some standard "club" music and it's not really my cup of tea. However, she does make some interesting stylistic choices here and there on those tracks to make them tolerable and even enjoyable at moments for me. I'm in the minority in that Big Time Sensuality was a low point for me.
Joining in the herd on Venus as a Boy - that track is fantastic. My favorite section of the album though was the string of One Day->Aeroplane->Come to Me. Overall there is a nice diversity of styles here and I like the flow from track to track even if not every track was a win for me.
Though I tend to prefer dark, brooding, depressive themes, I really dig the positive vibes on this one. There is a childlike innocence and energy here that gives power to the messaging on tracks like Human Behavior, One Day, and Come to Me. I read that Bjork had actually written some of this material as a kid/teen. I don't feel like it's a corporate motivational speaker selling me cliches. More like a good friend who really believes in me.
Also somehow I've come to rather enjoy the Anchor Song.
All said, a solid album that has potential as a grower for me over time. Excited to explore more of her discography when I eventually find the time.
This album is one of the great debut albums of all time. Experimental, beautiful and clever, it is laden with carefully placed beats and top quality songwriting. There are some breathtaking moments here - There's More To Life Than This, Big Time Sensuality, Come To Me - and one is left wanting more music when the tracks finish. A stunning LP.
Album Rating: 79.58
1.Human Behaviour. 79
3.Venus As A Boy. 83
4.There's More To Life Than This. 66
5.Like Someone In Love 72
6.Big Time Sensuality. 81
7.One Day. 77
9.Come To Me. 85
10.Violently Happy. 86
11.The Anchor Song. 72
12. Play Dead. 96
Excluded Japanese edition bonus track:
13. Atlantic. 80
Björk,the other beautiful elf.
Mi primer contacto con la música de Björk en la vida. Me ha sorprendido cómo gran parte de su música es artística. He disfrutado un montón el experimentar con su album debut. Mis favoritas fueron Venus as a boy, Crying y Big Time Sensuality.
An original and fine debut album. Play dead as an additional track on one version finishes this off nicely
Best: Human Behavior, Big Time Sensuality, Violently Happy, Crying, There's More To Life Than This
Worst: Like Someone In Love
Björk's debut, aptly titled Debut, is incredibly produced and executed. Her voice is great and she is not afraid to flaunt it. The only thing I think this albums suffers from is lack of cohesion. Lots of interesting ideas in every song (trip hop, world, electronica, house, jazz), but they never seem to connect fully. But Debut's shortcomings are far outweighed by its strengths.
Freaking magical! Unique and fun as hell pop album. Bjork is a genius.
her voice bruh!
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