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Sigur Rs


Post Rock/Math rock

3.31 | 173 ratings

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2 stars I will not waste time on this album more than necesary. I just heard it and almost fell asleep. Maybe that's the best thing about it as it lulls you into a dream. The high falsetto wears on your nerves and the overall atmosphere is downbeat and dreary. I wanted it to blow me away but it was just a slight breeze that I felt. It threatened to improve but by the time it did at the end it was all over.

The mediocrity is stunning on this album, it is commercial in places and yet inacccessible in others. It cannot make its mind up what it wants to do and takes detours with some very repetitive meanderings, and at times there is sheer beauty cocooned within the deep textures. For insomniacs there is the last two tracks that require the patience of a saint to sit through though they hypnotised me eventually. I actually enjoyed falling asleep to the last track, it is indeed beautiful and dreamy.

The ambience is intense in places, and has the effect of emptying your head. The Icelandic chill of droning rhythmless amospheres grow tiresome. The lyrics of gobbledigook and nonsense are no longer a drawcard. The drenched sounds bury themselves into the subconscious and at first are intriguing and soon grow tedious to the point of delirium. I listened for a highlight and could not find any among the unpronouncable titles. As soon as the album ended I forget every track instantly as if my mind had been erased. Compare that to the wonderful Agaetis Byrjun album, or the marginally better Takk, and they are at polar opposites. I leave it with you. Perhaps the most underwhelming album I have heard this year. Collectors need only apply.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 2/5 |


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