Bjork — Volta

Volta is by far the most accessible album from strange-bird Bjork, but by no mean, a less creative one. Timbaland-produced “Earth Intruders” is an energetic opener thanks to the vigorous African kora. Min Xiao-Fen’s spellbinding pipa adds an unsettling vibe to the ethereal atmosphere. Volta is not entirely exciting due to the snoozing tracks, particularly “Dull Flame of Desire.” Like the title suggested, there is flame in Bjork’s and Antony Hegarty’s voice, but a dull one. Yet, the electropunk “Declare Independence” is where Bjork possessed her power: to disturb the peace.