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 4:15 408,697
2 Jóga 5:09 443,141
3 Unravel 3:18 294,202
4 Bachelorette 5:17 407,288
5 All Neon Like 5:53 222,376
6 5 Years 4:29 205,576
7 Immature (Mark Bell's Version) 3:06 2,781
8 Alarm Call 4:19 190,628
9 Pluto 3:19 199,480
10 All Is Full of Love (Howie's Version) 4:33 2,695

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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  • enxe3

    Without a doubt her best album and one of the best albums ever. This is even ahead of our time imo. [3]

    Yesterday 1:36pm Reply
  • WickedProphet

    Without a doubt her best album and one of the best albums ever. This is even ahead of our time imo. [2]

    25 Jan 11:22pm Reply
  • lrreplaceable_

    Without a doubt her best album and one of the best albums ever. This is even ahead of our time imo.

    23 Jan 12:51am Reply
  • Deformografy

    This album shaped my personality in a huge way. Thanks, Björk, for making me a fabulous weirdo!

    21 Jan 11:47pm Reply
  • EDsebert

    It was so ahead of its time. The album hasn't aged a day, it still sounds fresher than anything released this year. This is truly genius. [2]

    3 Jan 8:05pm Reply
  • InItForTheLutz

    Where has this album been all my life. [4]

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • mnepochistopo

    I remember seeing this CD in a Walmart when I was little. I was kinda scared but really intrigued by the cover

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • mnepochistopo

    It was so ahead of its time. The album hasn't aged a day, it still sounds fresher than anything released this year. This is truly genius.

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • handcuter

    @KFC__o_o: Are you blind?

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • jp_XD

    Where has this album been all my life. [3]

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • mkdillon2008

    Where has this album been all my life. [2]

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Funky-Shit-

    Unravel <3

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
  • electricmonster

    take that cultural appropriation shit and shove it up you hairy cunt

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • WickedProphet

    One of my favorite albums of all time and one of the most unique albums, she was so ahead of her time it was ridiculous [2]

    21 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Axiemeister

    did the uneducated social activists from tumblr find last.fm now???? jesus. the cover is beautiful and it's not even supposed to be a geisha. check your facts.

    10 Aug 2014 Reply
  • therexsz

    Björk – Hunter

    1 Aug 2014 Reply
  • therexsz

    Björk – Hunter

    1 Aug 2014 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    Fantastic album.

    14 Jul 2014 Reply
  • innerspeaker

    Where has this album been all my life.

    27 Apr 2014 Reply
  • upgrade18

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

    16 Apr 2014 Reply
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