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Sigur Rós

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.95 | 293 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I think the main reason I like this album more than the higher rated "Agaetis Byrjun" is because this one is darker and more melancholic. I would describe this record as tranquil, beautiful and emotional. For me this is not depressing at all, as I find this style of music uplifting and moving. I know most people don't feel this way but I agree with Steven Wilson who finds dark and sad music beautiful and not depressing at all.

This album is the kind of music that for me works great as background music, or if I just want to think and drift away in my mind. And I like the fact that this whole album has this same mood throughout. In that sense it really works as one long suite, and the fact there are no song titles given only helps to experience it that way. This is mostly slower paced music with those wonderfully sad vocals as piano, guitars and drums mostly add support. There are a several outbreaks that are quite uplifting and effective but you could probably count those moments on one hand. My favourite tracks are 1, 4, 7 & 8. The last track ends the album in a surprisingly powerful way with the guitar tearing it up.

This along with "Takk" are important recordings in my Post-Rock collection. Highly recommended.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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