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Björk began her solo career working with Nellee Hooper, who was already semi-legendary for working with Soul II Soul, which this sounds nothing like. Don’t skip over this fact—people paying attention knew that the world of dance music was light years ahead of everything else in the late Eighties and early Nineties. Bjork was beginning to really bottle the lightning of her self-splitting voice and find the map of her own exuberance. The beat is going hard? Get completely flat and objective with a lyric about human behavior. The growls and yodels and yips were already overwhelming all of the hurdy gurdy magic Hooper brought to the table. A real disco loony bin here, and sort of its own world within the Björk catalog.

Sasha Frere-Jones

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