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 6:14 204,701
2 Wanderlust 5:52 179,011
3 The Dull Flame of Desire 7:33 117,309
4 Innocence 4:06 152,932
5 I See Who You Are 4:07 129,886
6 Vertabrae By Vertabrae 5:08 33,793
7 Pneumonia 5:14 128,008
8 Hope 3:36 115,710
9 Declare Independence 4:12 136,785
10 My Juvenile 4:03 106,490

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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  • GagaZaynLover

    My favourite Björk album.

    15 Oct 2:13am Reply
  • Qhalo

    This album is so pure, I adore every single minute of it.

    8 Jul 12:45pm Reply
  • flaviofrancorib

    One of my favorites Björk albuns. It's so organic, so strong. The beats are so contagious! 10!

    4 Jul 3:11pm Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    Wow, talk about something getting better with time. I feel like the context of music in 2007 wasn't kind to this, but listening now, free of that particular moment in time, along with any of her other albums, it's a revelation. I feel like this is almost a pseudo-sequel to Homogenic, in the way that it's a constant contrast of harsh and soft sounds. Hell, Declare Independence almost seems like a close sibling to Pluto, with a similar drill/pillow combination of textures!

    13 Jun 2:20am Reply
  • handcuter

    @KiingNothing: then don't play. I rather play this than Vespetine!

    5 Jun 11:59pm Reply
  • KiingNothing

    I can't not play this album after Vespertine, such an awesome contrast!

    24 Apr 3:49am Reply
  • its_Matt_yall

    Oh how I used to hate this album. And how idiotic I feel now when I indescribably love it.

    27 Feb 3:18pm Reply
  • NiniusNunius

    Her most appealing album to me. So funny it seems to be the most underrated one. Yet again I like the most something others don't appreciate.

    27 Feb 2:10pm Reply
  • mhmtakff

    I see who you are >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> [2]

    14 Feb 11:56am Reply
  • Actually_GIOS

    Not her best, but I just can't say it's a bad record because it isn't, it's innovative in its own way but it's just too hard for me to get into the sound sometimes.... Wanderlust, Vertebrae by Vertebrae and Pneumonia are one of her best songs tho.

    7 Feb 2:42am Reply
  • albinjames

    fuck what everybody says, this is one of her best. [2]

    23 Jan 8:56pm Reply
  • Shitga

    The songs with Antony are the best on the album. The hell are you talking about?

    17 Jan 9:57pm Reply
  • VOLT4

    >>

    12 Jan 10:32pm Reply
  • kajo_93

    fuck what everybody says, this is one of her best. [2] I'd listen to this over Debut and Post anytime

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • gabrieltoscanov

    I see who you are >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • handcuter

    Anthony is boring as hell for me. And his voice iritates me!

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TomasJohn

    The Dull Flame of Desire >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • donotcurseatme

    This record has really, really grown on me and it just keeps growing. I can't believe I used to consider it unlistenable.

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • dogs_whistle

    hate how people underestimate this one, it's in my top 3 of hers for sure

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • St8of_Emergency

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

    23 Jun 2013 Reply
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