Bjork Albums Ranked

Björk Guðmundsdóttir OTF (/bjɜːrk/BYURK, Icelandic: [pjœr̥k ˈkvʏðmʏntsˌtouʰtɪr̥] (listen); born 21 November 1965) is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and DJ. Over her four-decade career, she has developed an eclectic musical style that draws on a range of influences and genres spanning electronic, pop, experimental, trip-hop, classical, and avant-garde music. In addition to her music career, Björk starred in the 2000 Lars von Trier film Dancer in the Dark, for which she won the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song for “I’ve Seen It All”. Biophilia was marketed as an interactive app album with its own education program. Björk has also been an advocate for environmental causes in her home country Iceland. A full-scale retrospective exhibition dedicated to Björk was held at the New York Museum of Modern Art in 2015. Here are all of Bjork albums ranked.

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10. Selmasongs (2000)

“Bjork used “Selmasongs” as an album and a project to further her avant-garde intentions while not getting wholly lost in them. Each track captures some of her original verve, which only continues to strengthen with such new projects as “Drawing Restraint 9.”

9. Volta (2007)

“Another brilliant Bjork album. Volta, is another re-invention, with some excellent new sounds and textures. Great tracks in, invaders, wanderlust(my favorite track), and, the dull flame of desire, a brilliant duet with Anthony Hegarty. Declare independence, is a great pumping dance song. I must confess, there are a few tracks that are a little lacking in melody and direction, but at least 80% is as good as anything Bjork has done.”

8. Utopia (2017)

“Another intriguing album from Bjork. Like all her albums it’s a challenge and on first listen the songs go in one ear and out the other. Her albums seem to become more anti-pop with each release and this one is no exception. You really have to dig deep to get a hold of these songs and yes, I’m still shoveling away as I write this. Yes, it’s a tough listen. I wouldn’t have expected anything less or had it any other way.”

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7. Biophilia (2011)

“One of my favorite Bjork albums. Biophilia sees Bjork exploring the beginnings of time, space, and humanity. It’s a beautifully ambitious record, and as always Bjork never fails to amaze. It’s a stunning album, this is the music of the future. Brilliant.”

6. Medúlla (2004)

“I hate a capella. Leave it to Björk to make me love something I otherwise hate. There’s no sense of pretension anywhere to be found here, which is usually what I hate about music like this. Some of the beatboxing sounds a bit dated and cheesy, but the execution otherwise is flawless.”

5. Vulnicura (2015)

“Vulnicura is well-written, beautifully produced and arranged, and shows the world exactly how to make art about heartbreak. Best track: Black Lake. While the brutal opening of Family is my favorite sound from the whole album, this song sustains a feeling for a good ten minutes, something Björk had not really done before. And the video captures the mood beautifully.”

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4. Debut (1993)

“Björk’s debut, aptly titled Debut, is incredibly produced and executed. Her voice is great and she is not afraid to flaunt it. The only thing I think this album suffers from is a lack of cohesion. Lots of interesting ideas in every song (trip-hop, world, electronica, house, jazz), but they never seem to connect fully. But Debut’s shortcomings are far outweighed by its strengths.”

3. Post (1995)

“This is my favorite Björk album I’ve heard yet. Every song is great, don’t know why people are saying it’s a mixed bag. There’s also a significantly darker tone than Debut or Vespertine, especially on the opener. Hyperballad is an amazing tune.”

2. Vespertine (2001)

Vespertine” marks once again an evolution in the music of the artist, the album is cold and yet so warm, the beauty is at its peak! Björk writes with “Vespertine” his own fairy tale. It is not about poverty but about an album that aims at the contrary homogeneity, where Homogenic paradoxically spread on an extremely varied musical panel. This homogeneity is a richness, Vespertine listening as a story for children. Often the choirs carry the melody to peaks of emotion, it’s magic. This is a wonderful album, magical and moving, which differs from the Icelandic discography by its extremely bright side.”

1. Homogenic (1997)

“Homogenic”, an album where Björk incorporates electro beats with cold sounds and orchestrations with cinematographic arrangements. As a tribute to Iceland, this album emanates a sort of coldness, tetanizing and supernatural. The powerful and captivating voice of Björk marks this transcendent musicality with a mysticism. I see in “Homogenic” the budding of this artist who asserts herself, who is bold and has since reinvented herself. This is a truly unique album”