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Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

3.64 | 44 ratings

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3 stars Hvarf-Heim is a standard Sigur Ros affair.

I could end the review there and I almost feel compelled to, because I can't think of much to say about Hvarf-Heim, but I'll try my best anyway. This is a neat little compilation. When I bought it, I was expecting something more in the vein of Pain of Salvation's live album 12:5, in which previous songs are made acoustic and reworked vastly. With Sigur Ros, the shift from live to acoustic/re-recorded is much less dramatic. True, I like the versions of songs that appeared on ( ) perhaps a little better in this setting, but they are not that different from each other. The record has several songs which I was unacquainted with, but I don't own Agaetis Byrjun or any singles yet, so perhaps they appear on those albums. In essence, Hvarf-Heim is supplemental material for the Sigur Ros fan, and would probably be a great introduction to the band for a new listener. If I had to choose between the two discs, I'd choose Hvarf for "Hljomalind," "I Gaer," and "Hafsol."

stonebeard | 3/5 |


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