Volta

Label
One Little Indian Records
Release date
24 Apr 2007
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
50:05

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Earth Intruders 6:14 210,090
2 Wanderlust 5:52 183,806
3 The Dull Flame of Desire 7:33 121,338
4 Innocence 4:06 157,412
5 I See Who You Are 4:07 133,990
6 Vertabrae By Vertabrae 5:08 34,099
7 Pneumonia 5:14 131,371
8 Hope 3:36 119,019
9 Declare Independence 4:12 141,045
10 My Juvenile 4:03 109,295

About this album

Volta is the Grammy-nominated sixth full-length studio album from Icelandic singer Björk, a follow-up to 2004’s Medúlla and comprises ten new tracks. In an interview done for daily Internet publication Pitchfork, Björk talked for the first time about the theme of the album.

“But with this one, it was different because I knew more emotionally what I wanted. And because I’d done two or three projects in a row that were quite serious, maybe I just needed to get that out of my system or something. So all I wanted to do for this album was just to have fun and do something that was full-bodied and really up.”

The full album was accidentally made available on the UK iTunes Store at midnight on April 23, 2007 for a total of six hours, two weeks before the album’s official release date. This led to the album being leaked online the following day.

For this album, Björk used brass instruments for almost all the songs. These were sometimes sampled.

The album attracted attention due to the inclusion of three tracks co-produced by R&B record producer Timbaland.

The track titles were confirmed in an article on MTV, March 14, 2007, and confirmed in a post on sprk.nl, 20 March 2007. One other track, “Trance”, is rumored to appear as a future b-side. The track entitled “Vertebrae by Vertebrae” was retitled from the previous, “Energy”. “Vertebrae by Vertebrae” uses a sample from Björk’s previous project, “The Music from Drawing Restraint 9”.

Volta was released in three editions in the UK: a digipak CD edition; a limited edition CD/DVD edition (featuring surround audio in DTS); and a double vinyl edition.

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  • PauloLochs

    this album is so damn underrrated

    26 May 10:23pm Reply
  • Ka_Ching

    Björk has no bad albums. Some are better than others, just.

    22 May 8:29am Reply
  • Ka_Ching

    It's not her best album, mas it's great too and a truly masterpiece for a album produced by Timbaland

    22 May 8:28am Reply
  • handcuter

    I could live without the antony collaboration though. [2]

    12 May 7:26pm Reply
  • romulo_visionx

    fuck what everybody says, this is one of her best. [5]

    6 May 11:48pm Reply
  • katastrofizm

    fuck what everybody says, this is one of her best. [4]

    3 May 10:28pm Reply
  • icaromfs

    VOLTA >>>>>> BIOPHILIA >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> VULNICURA

    3 May 12:33pm Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    WAY better than I expected. Definitely underrated. With this, I have listened to all of Bjork's solo discography, and I have to say... my least favorite, by far, are Debut and Post. (But I still like them!)

    22 Apr 4:44am Reply
  • strom-z

    I also feel like it's maybe a bit underrated, generally her post-Vespertine albums are weaker imo than until then but this is still a pretty good one. Wanderlust is top 10 track.

    20 Apr 1:10am Reply
  • deratyne

    i love this album so much [1]

    8 Apr 6:36pm Reply
  • HARAKIRILunatic

    Still my favorite album!

    10 Mar 10:31pm Reply
  • itsnaja

    i love this album so much

    9 Mar 2:38pm Reply
  • filipalb

    love this album so much bc the songs sounds they're disgusted with something, specially Wanderlust and Declare Independence. its the perfect hemisphere of Vespertine (shy and shaped)

    4 Feb 4:06pm Reply
  • enxe3

    fuck what everybody says, this is one of her best. [3]

    28 Jan 9:56am Reply
  • Axiemeister

    people loving this album now <3 I LOVED IT *CLAPS AND POINTS* FROM THE BEGINNING

    26 Jan 1:58pm Reply
  • Meskh

    fukin rocks

    21 Jan 12:18am Reply
  • batsanty

    this album holds a strong place in my heart. i ran and had to buy it the day it came out. i do understand why people cant quite connect with it. as a teen i really resonated with the messiness / chaos/ and what seems to be a real disconnection from the vocals over the music. i could live without the antony collaboration though. all in all its kinda almost rejects a lot of pop elements and dives into really earthy stuff i dig it though. (rants)

    18 Jan 7:53am Reply
  • TheNegativeSex

    I genuinely like Volta. Quite underrated.

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Fragile-Skin

    It's Vertebræ by Vertebræ, not Vertabrae by Vertabrae

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • PauloLochs

    Innocence ♥

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
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