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Sigur Rs


Post Rock/Math rock

3.31 | 173 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
2 stars Well, from the moment you put this disc into your laser machine, the shock is almost instant, especially if you are familiar with preceding SR albums. Has SR gone mad and go indie pop/rock, are they angry so many indie pop group invading the post rock land that they want to counter-attack by doing the reverse???? Cos, this is surely a departure from previous albums, but looking back at my reviews of these, I was sorta asking for changes, so now that I've got them, I shouldn't complain! But I am complaining, anyway!!! Changing doesn't necessarily mean moving in the wrong direction. Not that wanting to sound like Radiohead is necessarily going in the wrong direction either, but we were used to the opposite, Radiohead trying to sound like Sigur Ros, but this time the step is made by our Icelandic posties, so we're wondering what's the next step, now.. RadioRos or SigurHead????

Rest assured, the noisy alternative rock/pop last only three or four songs as Ros seems to return to calmer pastures (the ones they running naked on >> WTF!! Why is the only female arse the furthest away on that pic?), but keep that eerie plaintive RadioRos vocals, while the music is definitely more SugurHead. The strings are again often much too loud and provide that extra layer of cheese that transforms the album into the usual semi-sufferable post rock that feels soooooooo good once you've stopped it by popping out the disc out of your deck. If you liked previous efforts, no doubt that past the "getting used to" phase of the first four tracks, no doubt you'll like this one. I'm still begging for some music change though, but I actually stopped believing it.

Sean Trane | 2/5 |


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