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Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

4.12 | 572 ratings

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5 stars I got interested in Sigur Rós a couple of years back after reading praising reviews of this album in a Finnish rock magazine Soundi. I think I downloaded a couple of tracks to find out what's going on, but I wasn't blown away. Still I was curious so I took a chance and bought it. I remember the first time I listened to this, it was at night, lights out, lying in my bed with eyes closed all the time. I was sucked in immediately. Never before had I heard anything this beautiful and spacy, images and landscapes created by the music were rolling in my head for those great 70 minutes.

Up to that point I was listening mostly to stuff between metal and punk, so Sigur Rós was a completely new world. But as wonderful as that first (musical) trip with with Sigur Rós was, I was only scratching the surface. In the following two years up to this day I've grown to love this album more and more with every listen, which by the way are very frequent. I've also managed to convert some metal-listening friends into Sigur Rós fans with this album.

Naming any special tracks is very difficult, but at the moment I'd say Svefn-G-Englar, Flugufrelsarinn, Hjartaő Hamast (Bamm Bamm Bamm) and Viőrar Vel Til Loftárasa stand out a bit. As a whole this is one of the very very few albums that I regard as being perfect from the first second to the last. I wouldn't change a thing. VERY highly recommended! Buy it and fall in love with it!

Pekka | 5/5 |


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