In theory, Telegram is a remixed album of all the songs from Post, but the arrangements are so different, it might as well be another record entirely. Björk has re-recorded several of her vocals, handing the original backing tracks to a variety of producers and musicians -- everyone from Dillinja to the Brodsky Quartet. While Telegram provides some of the most challenging listening yet heard on a Björk album, it is essentially because the new arrangements are radical -- in terms of electronic dance music, the actual music and remixes are far from radical. Still, Telegram works as an excellent introduction to techno for alternative pop fans unsure of where to begin exploring.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine