Post

~ Release group by Björk

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Post CD 11 One Little Indian Records TPLP51CDX 5016958025328
Post CD 11 One Little Indian Records TPLP51CD 5016958025427
Post CD 11 Elektra (1950–1989, revived 2009–06-01; read annotations before use) CD 61740 075596174022
Post CD 11 Mother Records 527733-2 731452773326
Post (clear tray) CD 11 Mother Records 527733-2 731452773326
Post (BMG club edition) CD 11 BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 61740-2, D108919 [none]
Post CD 11 Elektra Entertainment (renamed from Elektra 1989–2004; revived as Elektra 2009-06-01) 61740-2 075596174022
Post CD 12 Polydor (Japanese domestic releases only!) POCP-7040 4988005163110
Post CD 11 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 527733-2 731452773326
Post (digipak, CD made in Germany by PMDC) CD 11 Mother Records 527733-2 731452773326
Post CD 11 PolyGram SA (not for release label use; South Africa subsidiary) STARCD 6187 6001210784432
Post (Australiasian tour edition with extra disc) 2×CD 11 + 4 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 527 239-2 731452773326
Post (bonus disc: Extra) CD 4 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 577465-2 731452773326
Post (bonus disc: Extra) CD 4 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 577465-2
Post CD 12 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) UICY-9041 4988005262387
Post 12" Vinyl 11 One Little Indian Records TLP51H 5016958041618
Post CD 12 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) UICY-3240 4988005281463
Post DualDisc 11
Post DualDisc (CD side) + DualDisc (DVD-Video side) 11 + 11 Elektra Entertainment (renamed from Elektra 1989–2004; revived as Elektra 2009-06-01), Rhino (reissue label) R2 73323 081227332327
Post DualDisc 11 One Little Indian Records 5016958072704
Post SHM-CD 12 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) UICY-93442 4988005507181
Post SHM-CD 12 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) UICY-93442
Post 2×12" Vinyl 5 + 6 One Little Indian Records TPLP51DMM 5016958097516

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Army of Me
Enjoy / Possibly Maybe
Hyperballad
I Miss You
Isobel
It’s Oh So Quiet
Possibly Maybe
covers: Stereogum Presents… Enjoyed: A Tribute to Björk’s Post by Various Artists
included in: (____surrounded):
live performances: Post Live
remixes: Telegram
part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 376)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000644035 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/36251 [info]
Wikidata: Q1347624 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Post (Björk album) [info]
other databases: http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/B/Björk/Discography/Post/ [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/bjork/post/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/3pm5 [info]

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A dedicated forerunner of fashion, Bjork's recorded output has always been ahead of the curve, both in its embracing of technology (and the subsequent compositional rewards) and its audacious ambition and inherent eccentricity. What's truly arresting, though, is just how vibrant, how astoundingly fresh, her work sounds today. Post is 14 years old, but it could just as easily have sprung forth three months ago.

This album - her second, as its title implies, discounting a childhood effort of 1977 - opens with what was Bjork's biggest single at the time: Army of Me debuted at 10. Oh So Quiet would later trump this achievement, peaking at four, but Post's lead track is a fine representative effort, a tone-setting number that's closer to the core of this collection than the jaunty, off-Broadway bluster that followed two singles later. With its clangourous industrial percussion, sinister synthesizers and ominous bass, Army of Me immediately signalled movement away from the folk-like leanings and comparatively polite pop of her breakthrough long-player, Debut.

The following Hyper-Ballad - single four of six taken from this 11-tracker - is similarly striking, and remains among the very finest songs in Bjork's canon. Furthering the singer's creative relationship with director Michel Gondry, its accompanying video is a masterstroke of suggestive simplicity, evocative elegance; that it suits its skittering beats and contorting vocal - from pronounced restraint to propulsive ebullience - perfectly is an indelibly excellent example of music meeting art. It's a benchmark of successful audio-visual synergy.

Turning away from the album's brilliant singles - Isobel is the personal favourite - penultimate track Headphones sees Bjork collaborating with then-paramour Tricky, at the time riding a wave of hype generated by his scintillating, unsettling Maxinquaye album. It's a suitably uncomfortable listen, so intimate as to seem disquieting. Tricky's also aboard for Enjoy, and further contributors include Massive Attack producer Nellee Hooper and Howie B, who'd later work with U2 on their Pop album.

Post's influence is felt far and wide today, and not exclusively in dance and electronica circles - in 2008, an assortment of the indie underground's finest got together to create Enjoyed (see what they did there?), a tribute album released for free via the Stereogum website. Telegram, an album of Post remixes, was released in 1996, furthering the reach of its source material. In short, the songs here continue to inspire, and this disc's imperial design qualifies it as a timeless classic.