Homogenic

Label
One Little Indian Records
Release date
2 Mar 2009
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
43:38

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Hunter 4:15 399,222
2 Jóga 5:09 428,653
3 Unravel 3:18 283,947
4 Bachelorette 5:17 398,669
5 All Neon Like 5:53 216,614
6 5 Years 4:29 200,243
7 Immature (Mark Bell's Version) 3:06 2,397
8 Alarm Call 4:19 185,140
9 Pluto 3:19 194,297
10 All Is Full of Love (Howie's Version) 4:33 2,480

About this album

“I wanted to make it an honest record. Me, here, myself, at home. I asked myself if there is such a thing as Icelandic techno, and how it could sound. Well, in Iceland, everything revolves around nature, 24 hours a day. Earthquakes, snowstorms, rain, ice, volcanic eruptions, geysers… Very elementary and uncontrolable. But at the other hand, Iceland is incredibly modern; everything is hi-tech. The number of people owning a computer is as high as nowhere else in the world. That contradiction is also on Homogenic. The electronic beats are the rhythm, the heartbeat. The violins create the old-fashioned atmosphere, the colouring. Homogenic is Iceland, my native country, my home.”

Homogenic is the third studio album by Icelandic singer-songwriter and musician Björk, released on 23 September 1997 by One Little Indian and Elektra Records. It was written in collaboration with producer Mark Bell of LFO. It has sold over 2.3 million copies worldwide.
Björk continually describes Homogenic as an extension of her personal feelings. In interviews, she called the album her “most me yet” and “emotionally confrontational.” Claiming that there are no surprises on Homogenic, Björk wanted to make a minimalist album with few tools: a string orchestra, vocals, and synthetic beats. She has revealed that the album’s name stems from the fact that all of the tracks are relatively similar and did not realise that “homogenic” is not actually an English word, referencing English as her second language.

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  • jpzitoleopold

    Fantastic album.

    14 Jul 6:25pm Reply
  • innerspeaker

    Where has this album been all my life.

    27 Apr 8:25pm Reply
  • upgrade18

    WHAT? This album is from 1997. Not twelve years after.

    16 Apr 4:08am Reply
  • spilberg721

    her second best, after Vespertine.

    29 Mar 4:45pm Reply
  • lanakias

    Every time i listen that album im shocking very bad..without thoughts up the volume very high and close my eyes to feel better that woman...Really impeach my life

    27 Mar 6:07pm Reply
  • hardpillowFM

    when I was 9 or something I saw this cd in the local record store and I kinda freaked out each time I saw it but I think I knew there was something special about it. I knew it. 'Cuz I love Björk's music so much right now

    6 Mar 6:25pm Reply
  • nachtkast

    the rings push the shoulders down so it looks like the neck is longer. they take them off when the rings need re-fitting and i'm pretty sure they don't die when they do

    20 Feb 6:36pm Reply
  • enid_coleslaw_

    vv actually, it's burmese (kayan).

    17 Feb 4:50pm Reply
  • Actually_GIOS

    I guess the necklace it's African, because in some cultures women put them when they're young and that why they have the necks so freaking long, obviously they can't take off the necklace or they'd die, kinda creepy, but they think a long neck it's beautiful so Björk and Alexander too.

    16 Feb 6:46am Reply
  • NiniusNunius

    Wth I love that cover. Get your eyes checked xD

    15 Feb 3:12pm Reply
  • modern_thing

    her neclace is definitely not asian though, check your facts. get some knowledge and then comment. first of all this is a woman who is in the complicated position, she cannot move and have to stare directly in your face and convey her message of love to the entire world. this is one of the greatest covers ever! just flawless like the album!

    7 Feb 12:00am Reply
  • rotting_schntzl

    yep

    3 Feb 8:16pm Reply
  • WladDrakksteim

    fav album

    29 Jan 10:08am Reply
  • tyrique12

    In most cases, I couldn't care less about the use of cultural appropriation. Homogenic's stunning cover included.

    26 Jan 1:00pm Reply
  • handcuter

    rasist?? are u ppl serious___? or this is just a bad joke?

    21 Jan 6:05pm Reply
  • TylerSymes

    I don't think it's racist but it's a bad cover.

    21 Jan 7:18am Reply
  • XDRory

    That's not racist, that's just her fucking eyes.

    2 Jan 11:31pm Reply
  • chesko-r

    Best album of all time. Definitely.

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • enid_coleslaw_

    vv she's dressed as a stereotypical geisha with exaggerated "asian" eyes.

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Lucky_star69

    how is this cover racist?

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
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