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 6:14 206,926
2 Wanderlust 5:52 180,867
3 The Dull Flame of Desire 7:33 118,859
4 Innocence 4:06 154,670
5 I See Who You Are 4:07 131,413
6 Vertabrae By Vertabrae 5:08 33,900
7 Pneumonia 5:14 129,362
8 Hope 3:36 117,015
9 Declare Independence 4:12 138,548
10 My Juvenile 4:03 107,591

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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  • 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
  • GagaZaynLover

    My favourite Björk album.

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • flaviofrancorib

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

    4 Jul 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • handcuter

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

    5 Jun 2014 Reply
  • KiingNothing

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

    24 Apr 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • mhmtakff

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

    14 Feb 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • albinjames

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

    23 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Shitga

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

    17 Jan 2014 Reply
  • VOLT4

    >>

    12 Jan 2014 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
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