Fountains saidWhat did everyone think of Volta? I usually listen to a lot of noisy and abrasive music but that album was kind of weird even for me.
I'll admit...I struggle with Volta. I love love love Declare Independence and Wanderlust. The Timbaland collabs were...just kinda there, although still higher quality than much of what he does, even if what he does works better with more common denominator artist. Another sensation I get when I listen to Volta is that I've heard it all before. Previous Bjork records always leap into a new realm from the previous work. Volta feels static to me. Even Declare Independence is a new version of the fantastic Pluto from Homogenic.
I think the songwriting is weak, esp on Dull Flame of Desire and My Juvenile.
And I did NOT like the duets with Anthony. They just didn't gel the way, say, Bjork and Thom Yorke do on I've Seen It All.