Björk - Utopia (9/10)

Björk unleashes a remarkable effort with her latest recording. Coming off of the heartbreak depicted on her last album, here she utilizes a woman’s flute chorus, bird and jungle noises, layered vocals and plenty of harp and keyboards to introduce us to her rebirth as a happily centered yet explosively creative artist. As usual, Björk loves contrast––one of the most ebullient love songs sounds downright spooky and scary, and some cuts have a gnarly rumbling drone to offset the beauty in the treble registers. This is her most “head-space” recording since her classic Vespertine, and she remains one of the most visionary artists of our time. Welcome back!

One Little Indian Records
Producers: Björk/Arca/Rabit