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The history of Björk: from the Sugarcubes to solo artist

Here we review Björk´s record history on a timeline. Swipe to see the slides:


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Although one of the best known albums of the Icelandic singer Björk is called Debut, it is not the first in the career of this artist. Rupturist like few others, he took his first steps from an early age (11 years!), To then go through various New Wave and Post Punk groups until starting his career as a soloist, with electronic and experimental bases.

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Which is Björk´s trajectory?

Definitely the beginnings of Björk’s solo career proper were her rise to prominence. The first album from 1977, the homonym Björk, is not usually included as it is not truly representative of the singer’s musical identity. With that exception, let’s go to the studio discography:

  • Debut (1993)
  • Post (1995)
  • Homogenic (1997)
  • Selmasongs (Soundtrack, 2000)
  • Vespertine (2001)
  • Medúlla (2004)
  • Volta (2007)
  • Biophilia (2011)
  • Vulnicura (2015)
  • Utopia (2017)

The most popular albums: Within these ten albums the most accessible are the first two, Debut and Post, works that quickly consolidated Björk as a talented singer of international recognition. Creative, with a clear pop and current sensibility to refresh the current British electronic music of the mid-nineties.

Highlights: Both Homogenic and Vespertine are considered by fans as the best: trip hop, experimental, complex and beautiful at the same time. Less accessible than its predecessors but more risky and innovative. Thom Yorke likes this.

Biophilia is perhaps her last great album: with a clear environmental theme, it is a work based on landscapes and nature. Medúlla is the album almost entirely based on the human voice. That is, there are no instruments really.

The weakest releases from Björk: Volta and her latest album, Utopia, are not the most appreciated by critics or by her followers.

Vulnicura: described as his darkest and densest album, it has two more versions: one acoustic and the other live.

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