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Björk's greatest '90s album: 'Post' or 'Homogenic'?

It's the 20th anniversary of Björk's "Homogenic," which many consider her best album of the '90s. Stereogum calls it "a towering electronic document" that proved the Icelandic siren had "moved from idiosyncratic dance savant to full-on sonic explorer." But others call 1997's "Post" her masterpiece. Produced by trip-hop titans Howie B and Tricky, "Post" had two U.K. top 10 hits—"It's Oh So Quiet," "Hyperballad" and the signature single "Army of Me." Which LP is truly Björk's best? 🎤🇮🇸 🎹

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Stereogum rated all of Björk's eight albums from best to worst, and they put "Homogenic" at #1.

Even as the production scales to IMAX size, Björk maintains an incisive interiority, stocked with arresting phrases and sardonic humor. The poppiest track, "Alarm Call," plays like futuristic new jack swing; against a funky bassline, she imagines herself "on a mountaintop/with a radio and good batteries" (chuckling as she sings this the second time) -- adding, "I'm no fucking Buddhist, but this is enlightenment." She's not wrong. As a deconstructive document, it's every bit the equal of Radiohead's Kid A. But Homogenic reclaims identity; Kid A laments its loss.
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The album's final track "All Is Full of Love," is perhaps Björk's most hauntingly beautiful composition. 

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But "Post" is also brilliant, and Björk fans argue songs like "Hyperballad" and "Possibly Maybe" laid the foundation for her work on "Homogenic" and "Vespertine."

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"Hyperballad" seriously changed lives. "Post" proved Bjork could create electronica that made you want to dance and ripped your heart out at the same time.

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At New Music Express, Emily McKay described "Post" as:

...an energetic, dance-driven, experience-hungry album that grabbed greedily from jazz, pop, house, folk and anywhere else it liked.

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