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Sigur Rós

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.96 | 292 ratings

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The Truth
5 stars Beautiful music is still possible.

With ( ) (my first Sigur Ros album) the band really created something great. Melancholic, emotional, melodic, hypnotizing, amazing. It's a true masterpiece of music.

Vaka is my favorite track on the album, a very slow piano driven song with beautiful falsetto vocals by our beloved Jonsi. With about two minutes left the mood uplifts from melancholic to almost floating and Jonsi's voice glides you along. It's a real awesome feeling.

Fyrsta is pretty melancholic track from start to finish, although somewhat more upbeat than the previous. It's probably my least favorite track on the album but the atmosphere it creates is still great.

Samskeyti is slowbuilding beast of a song that really gives you a trippy melancholy effect, an insane experience. The tension it builds is just amazing.

Njosnavelin is almost a dreary little pop tune with more beautiful vocals by Jonsi. Like the rest of the tracks it is sung in Hopelandic, the bands fictional language that's actually not a language at all, just mainly improvisation. The track itself though is a very beautiful one, probably the most catchy on the record.

Alafoss is a track that slowly crawls along with some insanely high falsettos. It's another beautiful track and like the rest of the album, creates a great atmosphere.

E-Bow is an aptly titled track in which the guitar has an E-Bow equipped to it, adding more atmospheric meloncholia (I don't believe that's a word). The beat sounds quite a bit like Alafoss only maybe a little bit heavier.

Daudalagio and Popplagio are two similar tracks that exert a very moody force that didn't exist in many of the others. Jonsi's emotion level is at the top on these two and the effect mixed with the atmosphere is just pure bliss.

A beautiful almost glacial little CD. I've loved it since first listen. 5 Silver coated gold stars.

The Truth | 5/5 |

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