“Björk” by Björk Guðmundsdóttir - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1977Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Björk, like many great artists down through the centuries, has a work of juvenilia within her catalogue. Recorded when she was just 11, the girl was clearly restless in her desire to create and perform. There are 4 cover versions on the record, including the album’s clear highlight, Melanie’s “Christopher Robin”, with Björk not only demonstrating good taste with the choice, but delivering the track with a knowing sensibility which belies her age. Unfortunately however, she’s surrounded by 70s pop session-men throughout the album, and the resulting disaster is somewhat inevitable. The Fall would visit Iceland in 1981; if only she’d waited 4 more years…

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A1 [05:00] 2.2.png Björk - Arabadrengurinn (The Arab Boy) (Sævar Árnasson, Björgvin Hólm) Pop
A2 [03:16] 3.0.png Björk - Búkolla (Your Kiss Is Sweet) (Stevland Judkins, Björgvin Hólm) Pop
A3 [02:30] 3.6.png Björk - Alta Mira (Edgar Winter, Dan Hartman, Pálmi Gunnarsson) Contemporary Classical
A4 [02:15] 2.7.png Björk - Jóhannes Kjarval (Björk Guðmundsdóttir) Pop
A5 [03:27] 2.9.png Björk - Fúsi Hreindýr (Björgvin Gíslason, Björgvin Hólm) Pop
B1 [02:32] 2.0.png Björk - Himnaför (Björgvin Hólm) Pop
B2 [02:47] 1.4.png Björk - Óliver (Jóhann Helgason, Björgvin Hólm) Pop
B3 [03:04] 2.5.png Björk - Álfur Út Úr Hól (The Fool On The Hill) (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Björgvin Hólm) Pop
B4 [02:44] 1.6.png Björk - Músastiginn (Björgvin Gíslason) Pop
B5 [02:00] 5.5.png Björk - Bænin (Christopher Robin) (Melanie Safka, Alan Alexander Milne, Kolbrún Jónsdóttir) Folk

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