Am I the only one who thinks this album is not that accessible comparing to Utopia?
Don't get me wrong, I keep listening the whole package since it's release and that's another wonderful experience and a good addition to her discography. I love how layers unfold every listen.
But I remember how I felt on my first listen of Utopia. I was mesmerized right off the bat. I have a thing for violins and flutes - with that in mind, both Vulnicura and Utopia clicked immediately for me.
This album contains playful, sorrowful, uncanny and chaotic moments and all of these are different kind of serves. I enjoyed every second of the album and I realized, this album needs to be listened whole package. Standalone singles doesn't deliver the whole album's cohesive atmosphere and that's okay, let's give her some album streams money ddd
The title track Fossora is the top moment and definitely my favorite on the album. I love how she sounds realistically happy and hopeful (a stark contrast to dreamcore happiness hysteria of Utopia) on this record. Sorrowful Soil, Ancestress and Her Mother's House on the other hand, she keeps wanting our teardrops - girl stop I just want to enjoy :'(
Fungal City, Freefall and Allow hits different, Mycelia is a great counterpart to Vespertine's Frosti, Victimhood is hard to digest but definitely worth feeling. What a great album!