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ÁGĆTIS BYRJUN

Sigur Rós

 

Post Rock/Math rock

4.12 | 424 ratings

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Peto
5 stars Intro an atmospheric, vocal dominated specey piece. Promissing. 5 stars

Svefn-G-Englar Wonderful keyboards work on this one, with ethereal guitar work. The melody is beautiful and the high pitched vocals really fit in. 5 stars

Starálfur A lovely, romantic piece with brass added. (or is it sampled on the keyboards?). Still, the second half sounds a bitt cheesy to me, as it is overemphasized by the brass sound. 4. stars

Flugufrelsarinn A nice, somewhat melancholic sounding track with emphasis on vocals. The melody is good, even if more casual than the previous numbers. 3 stars

Ný batterí Another fine, melancholic track May seem a bit repetitive in places when compared to the previous numbers, but around the fifth minute and the track packs some more energy. 5 stars

Hjartao hammast (Bamm bamm bamm) Wow. Sigur Rós goes bluesy. There is some harmonica in the beginning, and then a wall of sound comes, mostly courtesy of the guitar.The sound Birgisson mostly whispers and his voice sounds tortured, when compared to the ethereal high pitched chorus. 5 stars

Viorar vel til loftarasa A more keyboards dominated piece. Melodic and slow, with a melancholic edge. At times, the weeping guitar lines resemble Gilmour´s work on Echoes. Some wonderful instrumental passages are here as well,with the use of orchestra . 5 stars

Olsen olsen Again a melodic, slow piece. Birgisson´s vocals are especially great on this one. And to add a new flavour, there is some flute playing as well. Hypnotizing. There are even some classical influences on this one, which becomes especially clear after the orchestra joins in. 5 stars

Ágaetis byrjun The most casual track on the album. Dominated by keyboards and high pitched vocals from Birgisson. 3.5 stars

Avalon An atmspheric number with a majestic feel to it and a good conclusion to the record. 5 stars

Overal rating: 5 STARS

ESSENTIAL: A MASTERPIECE OF PROGRESSIVE MUSIC.

Peto | 5/5 |

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