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POSTPOST came in 1995 as a bit of a bolder side of Björk, who now had ventured all the way from Iceland to England, and was exploring the faster pace and big city life that this new country brought. This album became influenced of that and became more adventurous and club-friendly as a contrast to the shy first album, Debut.

Released: June, 1995
US Chart: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 32
Rolling Stone review: 4 out of 5 stars
Amazon.co.uk Sales Rank: 5,913
Avg. Amazon Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars

01. Army Of Me lyrics sample
02. Hyper-ballad lyrics sample
03. The Modern Things lyrics sample
04. It's Oh So Quiet lyrics sample
05. Enjoy lyrics sample
06. You've Been Flirting Again lyrics sample
07. Isobel lyrics sample
08. Possibly Maybe lyrics sample
09. I Miss You lyrics sample

10. Cover Me

lyrics sample
11. Headphones lyrics sample

ARMY OF ME

ISOBEL IT'S OH SO QUIET HYPER-BALLAD POSSIBLY MAYBE I MISS YOU

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Army of Me

579850-2 (front) Isobel 182tp7cd (front) It's Oh So Quiet 192tp7cd (front) Hyperballad 193tp7cd (front) Possibly Maybe 194tp7cd (front) I Miss You
Army Of Me is the first single from Post, released in april 1995. The music video was directed by Michel Gondry. [more]

Isobel is the second single, released in august 1995. The music video was directed by Michel Gondry. [more]

It's Oh So Quiet is the third single, released in november 1995. The music video was directed by Spike Jonze.

Hyper-ballad is the fourth single, released in february 1996. The music video was directed by Michel Gondry. [more]

Possibly Maybe is the fifth single, released in november 1996. The music video was directed by Stéphane Sednaoui. [more]

I Miss You is the sixth single, released in february 1997. The music video was directed by Spümco.

"A true pop maverick and brave beat-experimenter Björk has conjured up another magical masterpiece. Get yourself down to the record store - post-haste."
-Tonight © 2nd of June 1995

"If 'Debut' was '90s dance-pop broken down and concentrated into an ecstatic adventure, then 'Post' is a glorious wander into the unmapped forests and hidden backwaters 'Debut' left unexplored. Uillean pipes, harpsichords and 20-piece orchestra mingle naturally with multi-layered Howie B drum programs, Tricky's rude minimalism and Nellee Hooper's bubbling pop sensibility. All topped-off by the (sorry about this) childlike lust for life that is unmistakably Björk."
-Garry Mulholland, Select © July 1995

"The now-familiar wayward lyrical scrawls are as ever in place, but what sets 'Post' apart from its celebrated predecessor [Debut] are the gorgeous, gorgeous tunes. It really is as simple as that. Those wonderful moments when the songs scrape the sky, when the choruses are unleashed, set free to fly so high that the air becomes too thin to breathe, and you're left gasping."
-Nick Jones, Mix Mag © June 1995

"While no one would expect someone with Björk's creative energy to produce 'Debut II', 'Post' shares its predecessors jumble of sounds, from the (knowingly) cornily showtune production 'It's Oh So Quiet' to the space-age glam-disco of "Hyperballad' and the flickering rhythms of 'I Miss You'. Meanwhile, more laid-back swingers like the Massey collaboration 'The Modern Things', the opulently spacious "Isobel' and the not so surprisingly heavier, brooding Tricky-collaborated 'Enjoy' give her distinctive grunt and growl some new ground to cover. And all this before we get on to her lyrics - sometimes simple, sometimes obscure, but always deeply affecting in their insight and openness. Björk isn't wasting a second of her needle time."
-Laura Lee Davies, Time Out © 31st of May 1995

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Debut and Post
I always knew it would be two albums and that's why I called them Debut and Post. Before and after. Björk packs her bags and goes to England and works with all these exciting people. I'm not saying there are no more people to work with - there are tons of exciting people - but maybe we don't have anything in common. (Blah Blah Blah, december 1996)

Debut vs Post
Whereas 'Debut' was like the greatesthits of ten years, 'Post' was like the last two years. For me, all the songs on the album are like saying, 'Listen, this is how I'm doing,' and that's why I calle dthe record 'Post', because I always address my songs back in my head to Iceland in a letter. Because it was such a big jump for me to move away from all my relatives, all my friends, everything I know. (Raw, 17-30 january 1996)

Not doing many sad songs
In the first years of my solo career - the period around Debut - I wasn't able to record a dark or sad song. You have to know, I was raised hardcore happy. That's something typically Icelandic: to be happy, to feel good, to see everything from the positive side. So it took me a lot of courage to try something moody. On Debut it didn't work, on Post it did, eventually. Possibly Maybe was my first dark song. (Oor, September 1997)

Recording in Bahamas
When we were preparing to record 'Post', my accountant called me very upset, and said unfortunately we might have to go to the Bahamas. It was to save a lot of money on taxes, so we got our bikini's sorted and left. (QX Mag, december 1996)

Duet album
A lot of people talked about Post as my record and I was very flattered by that, but I definitely look at both of them as duet albums. Debut was a duet with one person - Nellee, and Post was like a duet with seven people. (Mojo, november 1997)

Telegram
For me Telegram is really Post as well but all the elements of the songs are just exaggerated. It's like the core of Post. That's why it's funny to call it a remix album, it's like the opposite. It's like the-cover-of-Post-me like this [she smiles beatifically] in pink and orange and big ribbon and it's like a pressie for you. But Telegram is more stark, naked. Not trying to make it pretty or peaceable for the ear. Just a record I would buy myself. (Like a letter to yourself?) Yeah, more, sort of... fuck what people think. It's a truth thing. Which is maybe a contradiction because it's other people's remixes. (Blah Blah Blah, december 1996)

Debut and Post
The reason I called my first albums Debut and Post was because it was like, "Björk moves outside Iceland, travels the world, and works with all these different people, blah, blah, blah." I knew it would take two albums; Debut and Post are basically before and after. I produced myself this time. I wanted to be me, not me visiting other places. Debut and Post were like duet albums. Like me being turned on by Nellee Hooper and vice versa, or like writing songs with Tricky or Howie B or Graham Massey. This is more me. (Raygun, September 1997)

Making Post
This album is on the contrary. I've moved from Iceland to England and all the songs are written since then. So they're all written with in mind that many people are going to hear them. They're not shy and introvert, they're more sort of conscious and more confident.  Because it's the girl who leaves home and tries out all these brand new things she hasn't done before. Seeing new cities and meeting all these lunatics. All the lunatics are like herself because there aren't that many back on Iceland. She's figuring out there are more people out there who feel like her. It's definitely a brave album but at the same time it's a bit scaring. "Post" is more scaring than "Debut" cause I'm definitely jumping off more cliffs this time. (ZTV, 1995)

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