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Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

3.89 | 342 ratings

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2 stars I find Takk... to be a decent post-rock album, but a bit static and unexciting. As always, Sigur are trying to lock us in that emotional space, and do well at it normally, but sometimes come across as synthetic, insincere, and forced. This particular album is more diverse and more pleasurable to hear than some of their others, and though there's no epic climatic moment or memorable chorus, or anything that really struck a chord within me, I still enjoy this album. More elegant, more varied and ultimately, more fulfilling and complete than ( ), Takk... offers more good beautiful melodies. Not necessarily more beautiful melodies, but certainly more good melodies. This has more of an orchestral feel, whereas ( ) was more electronic, I found. The Icelandic heavenly vocals are in healthy supply, but the usual complain I have with Sigur Rós applies: where's the spice? Where's the magic? When Godspeed You! Black Emperor give endless layers of emotional, dark, creative, atmospheric music, Sigur Rós give a rather simple, steady somewhat static, unexciting performance. There is much more lingering, more meaningful, and more stirring music to be found.
Shakespeare | 2/5 |


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