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Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

3.98 | 391 ratings

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Jake Kobrin
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5 stars "The most beautiful music that has ever graced my ears."

This is one of the few albums in my collection in which I hold a very meaningful and emotional connection with. I often listen to this album in times of sorrow, stress, or "angst" because of it's incredible power to carry my soul away from this universe. That is not to say that it cannot be enjoyed within a brighter mindset (and I have, many times), but it has an uncanny ability to cleanse my spirits in times of darkness. Once the melancholic hymns of Untitled I (Vaka) sound, an amazing progression of emotional (and if I was of faith I would state, undoubtedly, "spiritual") excavation is undergone and by the time that the resounding piano of Untitled III (Samskeyti) is processed through my eardrums, I have truly drifted away from the universe... drifting... as if in a dream... these melancholy hymns guiding me through this mild state of astral projection until I am utterly lost within this sweet reverie.

This album contains a rare form of beauty. It is, in my opinion, the most beautiful album ever created. But what this album contains, is not your "average" beauty. It is an exchange that I believe only SIGUR ROS , as detached as they are from the superficiality of modern (and more specifically American) culture, could present. What this album contains is an honest and thorough beauty... it is the beauty of falling into the arms of a lover that you have passionately and strenuously longed to be with... it is the beauty of experiencing a dream that you have forever wished for... it is the beauty of positive reflection at the end of a life... it is all of these things and more, all contained within the aural pulsations of the compositions.

I honestly pity those that have bestowed a low rating upon this album, as they will never experience the power of these sounds. I wouldn't trade the feelings I experience when listening to ( ) for anything in the world...

5 stars is an understatement...

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Jake Kobrin | 5/5 |


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