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Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

3.96 | 312 ratings

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3 stars A very strange album indeed. First of all it is not written in English, in fact, it is not written in any real language at all. The album is written in Vonlenska, more commonly known as Hopelandic, a language of meaningless syllables loosely based off Icelandic.

The whole album, from the use of a pseudo-language to the whited album cover of a landscape outside of the studio is was made in, are meant to be interpreted differently by everyone who listens to it. In fact, the CD comes with a 12-page booklet comprised entirely of blank pages, on which listeners are encouraged to fill with drawings of their own interpretations of the songs. Even the tracks are anonymous, named from "Untitled 1" through "Untitled 8". The whole album is meant to change from person to person, and from listen to listen, in this way, the album can be meaningful to you. In whatever situation you are in, it can be relevant.

This idea is novel and effective, but repetitive. Though the album is split into a lighter and heavier half (separated by 38 seconds of silence), it still seems like much of the same. When you first hear the first song, you hope all the songs are as original as the first, they just seem to blend together though, and you become bored near the end. An interesting listen however, for those who desire something a little different. And there are only so many times I can hear the fake word "Usidelo"

Scapler | 3/5 |


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