Album Review: Bjork - Vulnicara (7/10)

Vulnicura-608x608Björk dropped the digital version of Vulnicara two months early, allowing us to get a headstart wallowing in what she refers to as an album of “complete heartbreak.” The heavy emphasis on orchestral strings accomplishes most of the emotional work, streaking songs into a resting visage between sob and resolve. Nine previous albums have done nothing to dull the otherworldly luster of Björk’s vocals, which meander athletically among volleys of agitated, sparse beats. The effect is beautiful, though unnerving. Be prepared to sit and think with this one. Score: 7 out of 10
– Ted Jamison