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Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

3.89 | 342 ratings

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4 stars If the change from "Ágćtis Byrjun" to "()" was big, the transition from that one to "Takk..." is even bigger, who would guess that after an emotionally violent and melancholic album, they would go happy? "Takk..." is literally a happy record, very pretty, but very happy, very different from its predecessors, which is undoubtedly good, but, it lacks something, it just doesn't feel right, in my opinion.

However, this is as stunning as ever for Sigur Rós, the tracks are richer, more structured and fuller than in the past, there's a much wider range of instruments, giving the songs a very different dynamic, but, enough with comparisons, "Takk..." is wonderful, it reaches glorious moments like the room filling piano in "Sćglópur", the pulsing groove of "Gong", and the perfect melancholy of "Heysatán", not to mention "Hoppípolla", fulfilled with delicious moments and graceful melodies, a true gem.

This album has, however, low points, songs that don't catch my attention, and that should, contrarily to "()" where that's not absolutely compulsory, this makes you lose the album instead of losing yourself in the album.

This is wonderful Sigur Rós as ever, but it lacks something, very hard to tell what.

JTP88 | 4/5 |


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