Bjork began her career at the young age of 11. She would later earn fame as the frontwoman for the alt-rock band The Sugarcubes, best known for the 1987 hit "Birthday." Afterward, Bjork launched her solo career and finding success in the 1990s and 2000s.
With nine solo studio albums in her three-decade solo career, Bjork has become a global cultural icon. To better experience her unique music, here are three Bjork albums for your vinyl records collection you can get now on Amazon.
"Homogenic," the third Bjorn album, marks her shift to a mix of electronic music elements and strings. The songs in this album contain tributes to her native Iceland. "Homogenic" would also mark the first collaboration between Bjork and Mark Bell, a music producer she would later cite as an influence on her career.
Parts of the album were done in two separate sessions. The first one was in her Maida Vale home as a rest from touring. The second half was done in Malaga, Spain, to escape media interest in her work.
It spawned the hits "Jóga," "Hunter," "Bachelorette," "Alarm Call," and "All Is Full of Love." All would contribute to the album's universal critical success. This limited-edition vinyl record is available in 12 inches, 33 rpm format, only on Amazon.
Nothing says first album better than calling it "Debut," and that's what this Bjork album is. Although she was already popular with the rock style from the Sugarcubes, this album showed her versatility by working with electro, house music, trip-hop, and jazz. It did, however, found differing reactions from different parts of the world. It was critically acclaimed in the UK. However, it received mixed reactions in the US.
The album was a collaboration between her and artists Nellee Hopper. Initially released in July 1993, this is also an LP pressing from the UK.
From the five singles released from the album, three of them charted in both the UK and US: "Human Behaviour," "Violently Happy," and "Big Time Sensuality." The other two, "Venus as a Boy" and "Play Dead," charted in the UK, but not in the US. Own this vinyl record in its original sleeve, containing a 180g disk inside. The set is available on Amazon.
Capitalizing on the success of her "Debut," this second Bjork album is considered a landmark work in the art-pop subgenre. In this album, she incorporates more elements such as techno, the non-dance focused electro subgenre IDM, ambient, industrial, and experimental music. "Post" was also her artistic description of life in London - its metropolitan pace and culture, as well as its underground club scene.
It charted in several countries, from the US and UK to Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Its surrealist music videos further heightened the success of "Post" for most of its released singles.
Listen to six hits from this era: "Army of Me," "Isobel," "Hyperballad," "It's Oh So Quiet," "I Miss You," and "Possibly Maybe." Unfortunately, the newfound fame would have a negative effect on the eclectic artist, forcing her to hide away in Spain to work for "Homogenic." Available on Amazon, it also comes in a 180-gram vinyl record.