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Music Review: 'Selmasongs'

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Selmasongs

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Bjork
Producers:
Elektra
author:
2513
genre:
Soundtracks

We gave it a C-

On Selmasongs, Björk’s soundtrack EP from her new film, Dancer in the Dark, the melding of drum-and-bass rhythms and panoramic classical orchestrations is as sonically impressive as it was on 1997’s Homogenic. But something here brings out the most precious and irritating aspects of Björk’s elfin voice. ”I’ve Seen It All,” a duet with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, has the grace of a new-millennium Astaire and Rogers. Yet Selmasongs is mostly show tunes on Ecstasy, and you keep praying for a police raid. C-

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