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TAKK...

Sigur Rós

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.85 | 256 ratings

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nisandzic
4 stars First I need to admit myself being huge Sigur Ros fan, so it might act over my objectivity. Anyway, I believe this is fantastic record. Take, for example First track, intro called Takk, it is so icy and so warm in the same time, just like winter sun that shines over snow. First real song, Glosoli is amazing. You need to relax and concentrate on this one, it is slow, but constantly growing toward almost unlistenable noise! Well, they are experimental rock band, so I can forgive them on this noise, and it almost sounds cool to me now. If you like this album, after you eventually listen to it, you should look at the video for this track. It gives deeper sense to it, and made me love this song. Hoppipola is very nice and pleasant symphonic song, almost like from their Agaetis Byrjun album; happy, and sounds like a hymn to life. Next track is continuation of previous one, but it is not so nice, anyway it helps this album to stay connected well. Se Lest is fantastic orchestral track, has beautifull ambient sounds at the beginning, has even many horns, and excellent string quartet performance. Seaglopur is the best track here, it is so rocking, so refreshing, simply beautifull, this bowed guitar makes incredible sound, and singer's voice is like from heaven. Milano is not in my taste, and I do not like it, but it is not weak song, it is mostly built from improvisations, and it is more spontaneous than composed. Gong is track that has excellent vocal melodies, and sweat guitar rif, also fine strings. But here comes one weaker spot: it is distortion of drumms and piano (I think), and Jonsi sings a bit too high and too loud at the climaxe of song, but never mind, I stil like it. Andvari is nice ambient track, similair to those from their ( ) album, but a bit less intense and happier. Svo Hljot is one of the best songs here, I stil can not explain why I like it so much. It is melody that devastates with its beauty, although band still goes too loud in this track. Heysatan is nice ending to this record which is not their best, but his is so shiny and nice album, excellent progressive rock to new millenium. We stil have prog giants alive today.
nisandzic | 4/5 |

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