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Twenty Years since Björk’s Debut

Twenty years have passed since Icelandic songstress Björk released her album Debut.

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In an article on yesterday, the album is praised for having had a strong and ongoing influence. “If the point of a debut album is to set out an artist’s stall and to lay the foundations for what’s to come then Debut does this better than any album in recent memory. It’s an album whose influence is still felt any time electronic instrumentation is fused with folk or jazz, or whenever a new female singer is described as “kooky” or “refreshing.” While pop in 2013 looks back to the early 90s for inspiration, Björk’s ability on Debut to innovate by using disparate genres without losing a sense of her own identity should be the blueprint for any new artist with desires to break the mould,” Michael Cragg writes.

The album includes such hits as ‘Human Behaviour,’ ‘Big Time Sensuality,’ and ‘Violently Happy.’

Read the full article here.


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