2003CC: Bjork

  • Debut (93): *****
  • Homogenic (97): *****
  • Vespertine (01): *****

  • Post (95): ****
  • Selmasongs: Music from Dancer in the Dark (00): ****
  • Bjork's Greatest Hits (02): ****

  • Telegram (97): ***
  • Family Tree (02): ***
Author Comments: 

This is a new entry in an up-dated series I'm calling the New Critical Consensus. Several people have requested updates of the older series, and since critical opinions shift, I am revamping the entire system. I am averaging the opinions of several excellent music critics to produce a list of each artist's albums. Rather than using a number system, which was perhaps a bit clunky, I will now be using a five-star system. The albums will be listed in a recommended purchasing order, so new fans will have an idea of where the best place to start buying an artist's work is.
These are not my opinions, although, since I have chosen the critics used (and I'm using many), my taste will perhaps seep through a bit.

Terribly nerdy, I know, but maybe this will help people only now beginning to dabble into certain artists' bodies of work.


***** - Masterpiece
**** 1/2 - Classic
**** - Great
*** 1/2 - Good
*** - Above Average
** 1/2 - Average
** - Below Average
* 1/2 - Bad
* - Terrible
1/2 - One of the worst albums ever

I have a suggestion for a band that you've never done a Critical Consensus for before. In fact, this band is not even mentioned on your profile, which leads me to believe that you are either unfamiliar with them or are just so lukewarm about them that you don't like them enough to praise them but don't dislike them enough to criticize them. Well, I think I've rambled on long enough in this introduction, and I think it's time to say that my request is for a Critical Consensus of Santana. I just bought (and love) Abraxas, and I was wondering where to go from here.

Your wish is my command.

I like Santana, but like most critics, I favor the first three albums to anything he ever followed up with, so it is a bit painful to discuss. :(


Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs