One Little Indian Records
Release date
1 Nov 1993
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Human Behaviour 4:11 401,879
2 Crying 4:52 214,280
3 Venus as a Boy 4:40 405,514
4 There is more to life than this 3:21 4,354
5 Like Someone in Love 4:34 194,377
6 Big Time Sensuality 3:57 312,843
7 One Day 5:22 191,053
8 Aeroplane 3:57 181,251
9 Come to Me 4:56 206,918
10 Violently Happy 5:00 223,409
11 The Anchor Song 3:32 159,224
12 Play Dead 3:39 263,190

About this album

Debut, released in July 1993, is an album by Icelandic singer-songwriter/musician Björk. It was her first solo project after leaving The Sugarcubes, but was not her actual debut, as she released the self-titled album Björk in 1977. The record was produced by Nellee Hooper and established Björk’s audience outside of Iceland and cult followings in the UK, U.S. and elsewhere. Sonically, the album is a mix of dance beat-driven pop (“Violently Happy”, “Big Time Sensuality”, “There’s More to Life Than This”), earthy, new age (“One Day”, “The Anchor Song”, “Aeroplane”, “Human Behaviour”), and seductive, rhythm-based songs (“Venus as a Boy”, “Come to Me”). Debut has been certified Platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA and is also featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

In 1998, Q magazine readers voted Debut the 74th greatest album of all time. The album has sold over 3 million copies worldwide. It has also sold 921,000 copies in U.S. according to SoundScan.

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  • idkmat

    this album is my favorite of her

    25 Jan 9:56pm Reply
  • idkmat

    She's so unbelievably cute on this cover. [4]

    25 Jan 9:56pm Reply
  • enxe3

    She's so unbelievably cute on this cover. [3]

    25 Jan 11:01am Reply
  • SaraBeeJim

    One of my favourite album ever , godly cover art to

    19 Jan 3:29am Reply
  • mkdillon2008

    She's so unbelievably cute on his cover. [2]

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • gzbernini

    "I must be insane, but every time I see this cover I think of Michael Jackson" Lol my mom said that the first I played "Crying" on the car. "Is that Michael Jackson? I've never heard that song of him"

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • x-lucas

    her best <3

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
  • electricmonster

    i mean everytime i see the cover of baby one more time i think of bjork

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Taishaku

    If I'm not wrong, this was the first record I bought. It was a cassette tape...then I lost it, but still have the case.

    7 Aug 2014 Reply
  • electricmonster

    every time I see this cover I think of britney spears

    17 May 2014 Reply
  • gabrieltoscanov

    atlantic <3

    7 Apr 2014 Reply
  • NiniusNunius

    I must be insane, but every time I see this cover I think of Michael Jackson

    13 Feb 2014 Reply
  • boseta

    For me her best by a long way. [2]

    3 Feb 2014 Reply
  • soadroxs

    for me her worst by a long way [2] sorry bjork

    2 Feb 2014 Reply
  • KadillacsVanss

    Björk, I Love You!

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • fowlhuman

    Damn fine debut. Never get bored of this one.

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    I can't get over the cover. It's just the cutest thing I have ever seen. Especially in the context of all her other album covers.

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • outandabout93

    For me her best by a long way.

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • handcuter

    Great album, some songs are timeless for me: One day, Violently Happy, Play Dead, Crying!

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dr_bun

    for me her worst by a long way

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
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