MUSIC: A VOICE OUT OF REYKJAVIK: BJORK

ICELANDIC SINGER BJORK CROSSES MUSICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES WITH HER EXHILARATING NEW ALBUM, POST

Oh good, we're escaping," cries Bjork, grabbing a bag of hot microwaved popcorn and heading out the door of the windowless corporate meeting room. The Icelandic singer-songwriter (her name is pronounced Bee-yerk) has been cooped up in the Beverly Hills offices of her record company most of the day. Bjork likes her freedom. One hearing of her new album, Post, provides admirable demonstration of that: it's a twirling, uninhibited mix of songs-for example, the delightfully raving orchestral number It's Oh So Quiet or the pulsating clubland dance songs like Enjoy and the moody ballads like Possibly Maybe. This woman was not...

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