Vulnicura Live

Album Review of Vulnicura Live by Björk.

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Vulnicura Live

Björk

Vulnicura Live by Björk

Release Date: Jul 22, 2016
Record label: One Little Indian
Genre(s): Electronic, Experimental, Electronica, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Experimental Rock

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Vulnicura Live - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Björk has always excelled at transforming intimate moments into compelling art that, no matter how grand its scope, retains its emotional truth. This was especially true of Vulnicura, an album that spelled out its philosophy in its title: Vulnerability is the only way to heal from pain -- even if that openness may have led to getting hurt in the first place. Björk expanded on the album's wounded but resilient beauty with Vulnicura Strings, which emphasized the music's tiny glimmers of hope with acoustic warmth, and with Vulnicura Live, which transformed it into a spectacle in keeping with her other tours.

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Record Collector - 80
Based on rating 4/5
80

With a limited run in 2015, happily (and perhaps inevitably) Vulnicura Live is now seeing a wider release. For those partial to expensive collectors’ items, there is even a luxury box set featuring a build-your-own paper moth mask (similar to the mask worn by Björk during the tour). The majority of the tracks on Vulnicura Live stick close to their studio originals, but here they are permitted to breathe.

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