Midvikudags

June 1, 2007 at 2:38 pm 2 comments

Medulla is probably my favourite Bjork album after Homogenic – I know, weird – but I can see why it drives many people around the bend. Most of her previous albums had ten or eleven tracks, and Medulla, with its fourteen tracks, definitely feels about two or three tracks too long. “Midvikudags” is one of these extra tracks (I’m not even going to try to do the “correct” lettering). There’s nothing irritating about it – it’s a pleasant bit of a vocal warm-up on Bjork’s part, and the harmonies between the layered Bjork vocals are nice, as you would expect Bjork harmonizing with herself should be. But it’s definitely a fragment of a better idea, and a less indulgent Bjork would have relegated this pretty, harmless warmth to a B-side. I do think, though, that her reluctance to let it go indicates how much of Bjork’s heart – aren’t I punny! – is in Medulla, and that this song, as ridiculously forgettable as it is, is a clearer document of her person than anything off of her first two albums.

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  • 1. Professor Batty  |  June 5, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    …that album has its share of sleepers as well, I’ve just recently become smitten with Mouth’s Cradle, cut and paste works for the icelandic lettering, BTW if you have a newer Mac you can easily switch your keyboard under System preferences-International-input menu

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  • 2. cory  |  March 19, 2008 at 12:23 am

    I think that all of her music is great. Sure there are some things that don’t meet everyones expectations. In light of that idea I implore you to buy any other album on the market today.

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