August 29, 2004
Medulla - New Album from Bjork
The New York Times reviews Bjork’s latest album, Medulla. The reveiw is pretty thorough. My initial reaction is mixed (I should say more mixed than my usual reaction to her albums). “Who Is It” stands out as a remarkably complete and accessible pop tune, as does “Submarine.” Other tracks, such as “Ancestors,” feel empty and grating in a completely new way that might just take some getting used to. (As the Times says: “Listeners will have to be flexible themselves to accept ‘Medulla.’”). It’s not an album you’ll love on the first listen, but maybe that’s good thing.