Monday, August 24, 2009

35. Bjork "New World" (2000)

The big beats and majestic-film-score orchestration of "New World" make it Bjork's best work of the last decade, which isn't exactly saying much. (After this, her music becomes whisper-quiet laptop blips and guttural, grunting a cappella chants.) Sure, the song's melody borders on schmaltz, but its prettiness ultimately saves it.

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