Björk ‎– Utopia

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Björk's 11th full-length studio album (or 9th if you don't count her 2 soundtracks).
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Utopia singles:
The GateBlissing MeArisen My Senses (Remix EP)

Utopia-Related releases:
Country Creatures (Collaborative EP with Fever Ray)

Tracklist

Arisen My Senses 4:59
Blissing Me 5:05
The Gate 6:33
Utopia 4:42
Body Memory 9:46
Features Creatures 4:49
Courtship 4:44
Losss 6:51
Sue Me 4:57
Tabula Rasa 4:42
Claimstaker 3:18
Paradisia 1:44
Saint 4:41
Future Forever 4:47

Versions (27)

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tplp1381cdx Björk Utopia(CD, Album) One Little Indian tplp1381cdx UK 2017 Sell This Version
none Björk Utopia(14xFile, AAC, Album, 256) One Little Indian none 2017
none Björk Utopia(14xFile, AIFF, Album, 24 ) One Little Indian none 2017
none Björk Utopia(14xFile, ALAC, Album, 24 ) One Little Indian none 2017
tplp1381dl Björk Utopia(14xFile, FLAC, Album, 16 ) One Little Indian tplp1381dl 2017
none Björk Utopia(14xFile, FLAC, Album, 24 ) One Little Indian none 2017
tplp1381dl Björk Utopia(14xFile, MP3, Album, 320) One Little Indian tplp1381dl 2017
tplp1381dl Björk Utopia(14xFile, WAV, Album, 24 ) One Little Indian tplp1381dl 2017
none Björk Utopia(14xFile, WAV, Album, 24 ) One Little Indian none 2017
tplp1381 Björk Utopia(2xLP, Album) One Little Indian tplp1381 UK & US 2017 Sell This Version
tplp1381ltd Björk Utopia(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pea) One Little Indian tplp1381ltd UK 2017 Sell This Version
tplp1381 Björk Utopia(2xLP, Album, Opt) One Little Indian tplp1381 UK & US 2017 Sell This Version
HSE-6486 Björk Utopia(CD, Album) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited HSE-6486 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
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none Björk Utopia(14xFile, WAV, Album, RE, 48 ) One Little Independent Records none UK 2020

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shffl

shffl

October 13, 2021
referencing Utopia, Box, Ltd, Num, S/Edition, Bir + M/Stick + 14xFile,, tplp1381box
The bonus track 'Arpeggio' is a 320 kbps, 44.100 kHz MP3 file. All the other tracks are 24-bit, 96.000 (and a few 48.000) kHz WAV files.
Nbdyknowzme

Nbdyknowzme

August 18, 2021
referencing Utopia, CD, Album, tplp1381cdx
If you know Bjork's music, you know to expect the unexpected. Stands on it's own in her catalog. Completely and totally unique. Strangely relaxing and atmospheric.
Cameron121705

Cameron121705

May 15, 2021
referencing Utopia, CD, Album, S/Edition, Dig, tplp1381cd

Although not her best work, Bjork's utopia has a beautiful place in her discography. Both graceful and whimsical, utopia sets the listener up for an amazing journey though bjork's world of birds, plants, and many, many flutes. You can really her her maturity in this work and how far she's come from her 90s dance and triphop- art pop into something that can't even be categorized. Utopia feels like an end to a chapter, whether its the end of her divorse drama or retirement. Either its a prequel to something big coming the future, or a slow fizzle away into nature. If this was her last album, I'd be satisfied.
gudvardarson

gudvardarson

March 29, 2021
edited 7 months ago
referencing Utopia, CD, Album, tplp1381cdx
how is the courtship/losss transition handled here with the re-ordered tracklist on vinyl? it's one of my favorite track transitions of all time
afjfromfla

afjfromfla

February 12, 2021
referencing Utopia, 2xLP, Album, Opt, tplp1381

A beautiful Bjork album. Pressing sounds fine but I'm no audiophile. Rabit coproduction on B-side was a real treat.
MartinSlovakia

MartinSlovakia

January 22, 2021
edited 9 months ago
referencing Utopia, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pea, tplp1381ltd

The package, artwork and peach vinyl - all is superb and you can display it somewhere in your house and it will look extremely beautiful. I definitely recommend to own this vinyl in this limited colored edition. As for the music itself - the album is definitely not her best, yet it is not her worst. Not an easy listening, to get into Utopia was a big challenge even for a long-time fan as me. A lot of experiments with flutes, choir, bird songs and beats, very little harmonies or melodies, the singing rather conservative. Very strong influence of her collaborator Arca can be felt: the contribution of this person may not be to everyone's liking and this new musician in Björk's life is definitely not as original and revolutionary as was Mark Bell in the past. Yet, the album is still above average compared to many other artists and for all Björk's fans is a must. For only-to-be Björk fans, I recommend to start with Homogenic or Post. Very good songs: Blissing Me, The Gate, Saint, Losss and Body Memory.
hamishmcelnea3

hamishmcelnea3

January 15, 2020
referencing Utopia, 2xLP, Album, tplp1381

One of her most unique listens. Flutes are insane and harps shine. Arca's beats are insane and creative but distracting at times tho. Trippy as hell.
Favourite track: Arisen my senses
DameFerlando

DameFerlando

December 13, 2019
referencing Utopia, Box, Ltd, Num, S/Edition, Bir + M/Stick + 14xFile,, tplp1381box

Cinema-quality files for the Tobias Gremmler videos. Whoa. So detailed!
DameFerlando

DameFerlando

July 12, 2019
referencing Utopia, Cass, Album, Ltd, Lig, tplp1381c
How do they sound? Just kidding. WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS
maxal

maxal

December 14, 2018
referencing Utopia, CD, Album, tplp1381cdx

Agreed - Utopia is produced beautifully on vinyl, as are the three album singles. Every detail is catered to perfection: Bjork's voice, the pure brilliance of the music, high music production, cover art and vinyl colour. The four x vinyl Utopia set is a must-have in my opinion. It's one of the best examples of "getting it right" I have bought.

It's strange / interesting what some have pointed out about Bjork's past vinyl production. Apart from a few highly-collectible examples, which are now too expensive, many have commented on vinyl problems. Generally, I've found certain INDIE (!!!) bands / labels are consistently produced well and I've taken it to mean a small company can have better control and perhaps they care more. (So, what's up One Little Indian?)

I'm glad a high standard is achieved for Utopia. One Little Indian got it right. Bjork's artistry in music - quiet bits, high notes, contrast in instruments - demands attentive production. This leaves the rest of Bjork's music crying out to be properly produced on vinyl.