Sunday, May 13, 2007

Declare Independence

Now, I'm not going to get into the specifics of Bjork's new record Volta; you could go to hundreds of websites, blogs or message boards if you want to get in on the mudslinging. I will say that it is hugely disappointing and leave it at that. It does however house some good songs like "Earth Intruders" and "Innocence". But then there is "Declare Independence", which is one of the best songs of the year period. It's like Bjork gone noise rock, with a clipped and mangled electronic drum beat and Bjork sing-speaking some of her most extreme political lyrics of her career. It's the most show stopping and shocking moment on a Bjork record since "Pluto" from her 1997 masterpiece Homogenic.


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