David Browne
September 22, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Selmasongs

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

We gave it an 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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