In 2004 Björk remarked "In the beginning you are like a sponge just soaking everything up. And then there is always a turning point, when you realise 'okay, thats it, I know what I'm going to do now', and you put on the blinders on and just march on until it's done. You can never choose when that moment will come, it just happens, I think on Vespertine I got a bit too clever for my own good- it was important for me to do something intellectual, more in your head -- but I wanted to do the opposite this time [referring to Medúlla], a totally compulsive, blood and muscle kind of album. I didnt want any rules this time. But then somehow it developed into an ever more disciplined idea than before."
I also feel that Homogenic was one her best releases and her solo album, Vespertine marked a radical change in Björk's style and exploration and was largely experimental. In many ways the album was a draft and helped establish a new direction and formative period in her music.