Alt-big-band-space-elf could be new genre?
cquence23 | Ontario, Canada | 06/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bjork has unleashed her trademark accent and unearthly wail on the genre of Big Band music. With her coquettish, elf-like charm, and futuristic Icelandic pop sensibilities she has put her own spin on what could well be a Broadway showstopper. Beginning as a delicate, slow, breathy whisper and climaxing in an all-out, swining joyful shriek, Bjork masterfully plays with tempos and dynamics. The only problem is that it really comes close to overindulgence. John Altman's arrangements are sophisticated enough, thankfully, to keep it all real. Overall a wonderful interpretation on this 1948 Betty Hutton track that shows us why swing music can be so much fun. The inclusion of the Icelandic mix of "You've Been Flirting Again" is just icing on this already rich cake."