- Released: November 5, 2002
- Label: Elektra / WEA
Entertainment Weekly - 11/8/02, p.106
"...If you want to be violently happy, opt for GREATEST..." - Rating: A
Q - 9/02, p.1254 stars out of 5
- "...As a collection, it's magnificent..."
Uncut - 1/03, p.97
Included in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"
CMJ - 11/11/01, p.6
"...GREATEST HITS provides a stellar look back at Bjork's bizarre but beautiful world..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 11/02, p.122
"...Every track seems to underline a different aspect of the mature artist's appeal..."
- 1.All Is Full Of Love
- 3.Human Behaviour
- 6.Army Of Me
- 7.Pagan Poetry
- 8.Big Time Sensuality
- 9.Venus As A Boy
- 11.Hidden Place
- 13.Possibly Maybe
- 14.Play Dead
- 15.It's In Our Hands - (previously unreleased)
Personnel includes: Bjork (vocals); Graham Massey, Mark Bell, Guy Sigsworth, Matthew Herbert, Matmos.
Producers include: Bjork Gudmundsdottir, Nellee Hooper, Graham Massey, Mark Bell, David Arnold.
Compilation producer: Jennifer Quinn.
Audio Mixer: Mark "Spike" Stent.
Audio Remixers: Fluke; Tim Simenon.
Throughout the '90s, Bjork established herself as a sui generis solo artist, unswervingly following her own idiosyncratic path after stepping out from the sheltering umbrella of Icelandic alt-rock stars the Sugarcubes. With her almost-alien little-girl-lost vocals, unconventional song structures, and adventurous production that married electronica, rock, and orchestral traditions, she became one of the decade's most striking artists. From the vantage point of 2002, after such classics as VESPERTINE have been unleashed on the world, a GREATEST HITS album certainly seems in order, even if Bjork is far from the kind of conventional singles artist that the title might imply. From the feather-light strings-and-beats bliss of "All is Full of Love" through such gems as the syncopated, danceable "Big Time Sensuality" on through to the captivating closer, the glitchtronica-kissed "It's in Our Hands," we're given a portrait of an inspired, mercurial artist and the unfettered flight of her celebrated muse.