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Released: May 29, 1995

Rating: 3.750 (average of 5 ratings)

Genre: alternative rock/ electronica

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Album Tracks:

  1. Army of Me
  2. Hyper-Ballad
  3. The Modern Things
  4. It’s Oh So Quiet
  5. Enjoy
  6. You’ve Been Flirting Again
  7. Isobel
  8. Possibly Maybe
  9. I Miss You
  10. Cover Me
  11. Headphones

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 1.0
sales in U.K. only - estimated 0.3
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. 1.0
sales worldwide - estimated 2.3


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 32
peak on U.K. album chart 2

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Army of Me (4/15/95) #10 UK, #21 MR
  • Isobel (8/6/95) #23 UK
  • It’s Oh So Quiet (11/25/95) #4 UK
  • Hyper-Ballad (2/24/96) #8 UK
  • Possibly Maybe (11/9/96) #13 UK
  • I Miss You (3/1/97) #36 UK


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. Spin Magazine’s 100 Greatest Albums

“After Debut’s success, the pressure was on Björk to surpass that album’s creative, tantalizing electronic pop. She more than delivered with 1995’s Post; from the menacing, industrial-tinged opener, Army of Me, it’s clear that this album is not simply Debut redux. The songs’ production and arrangements – especially those of the epic, modern fairy tale Isobel – all aim for, and accomplish, more.” HP

Post also features Debut producer Nellee Hooper, 808 State’s Graham Massey, Howie B, and Tricky, who help Björk incorporate a spectrum of electronic and orchestral styles into songs like Hyper-Ballad, which sounds like a love song penned by Aphex Twin.” HP

“Meanwhile, the bristling beats on the volatile, sensual Enjoy and the fragile, weightless ballad Possibly Maybe nod to trip-hop without being overwhelmed by it. As on Debut, Björk finds new ways of expressing timeworn emotions like love, lust, and yearning in abstractly precise lyrics like ‘Since you went away/I’m wearing lipstick again/I suck my tongue in remembrance of you,’ from ‘Possibly Maybe.’” HP

“But Post’s emotional peaks and valleys are more extreme than Debut’s. I Miss You’s exuberance is so animated, it makes perfect sense that Ren & Stimpy’s John Kricfalusi directed the song’s video. Likewise, It’s Oh So Quiet – which eventually led to Björk’s award-winning turn as Selma in Dancer in the Dark – is so cartoonishly vibrant, it could have been arranged by Warner Bros. musical director Carl Stalling.” HP

“Yet Björk sounds equally comfortable with an understated string section on You’ve Been Flirting Again. Headphones ends the album on an experimental, hypnotic note, layering Björk’s vocals over and over till they circle each other atop a bubbling, minimal beat. The work of a constantly changing artist, Post proves that as Björk moves toward more ambitious, complex music, she always surpasses herself.” HP

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Last updated March 20, 2010.