Five great Björk albums
Debut ( 1993) There was a solo album back in 1977 from a 12- year- old Björk, and a great run with The Sugarcubes, but this was the big arrival. An album sonically in tune with the London underground dance clubs that caught her imagination at the time.
Homogenic ( 1997) Bold, brave and adventurous, Homogenic was Björk forging a new way of doing things with electronic music. The Icelandic String Octet helped Björk and co- producer Mark Bell find common ground between classical and electronica, but it’s as much her moody meditations on love that make this so impressive.
Vespertine ( 2001) Intoxicating and infectious in the strangest possible ways, Vespertine was where Björk went deep within herself to provide the ballast for these great, honest, fragile songs. Full of intrigue and wild possibilities.
Medúlla ( 2004) This may be Björk’s a capella album but it makes a hell of a lot of noise. With vocalists Rahzel, Japanese beat- boxer Dokaka, Mike Patton and Robert Wyatt, Medúlla is another Björk album you could not mistake for anyone else in the galaxy.
Vulnicura ( 2015) This season’s colours are most definitely the blues. While Björk has often written about the giddiness of being in love or falling in love, Vulnicura tracks the end of her long- term relationship with artist Matthew Barney. An album that hits you again and again with its heartbreak, grief and reality.