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Sigur Rs


Post Rock/Math rock

3.31 | 173 ratings

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Frankie Flowers
4 stars I see this as a much a more optimistic, nonetheless, very Sigur Ros album. While we hear songs of epic scale like "Festival" and "Ara batur," we also hear more folky, stripped down arrangements and shorter songs from the band, most notably in "Illgresi." Sigur Ros were probably trying to appeal to a broader audience without losing their soul to the music industry but I think they've done it quite well.

It starts off briskly with the stomping, up-tempo pop dabblings of "Gobbledigook" which brings in something new and fresh for everyone. They revisit their trademark sonic build-ups throughout too but offer a humble acoustic contrast. I can understand how some changes here don't stir as much emotion in some fans because of the fewer atmospheric soundscapes. For me, there are still lots of captivating moments such as "Godan Daginn" which is very floating, more mellow and doesn't have the overblown crescendos that I quite frankly saw as mini flaws on some other releases.

An overall balance doesn't seem to have been struck in the track sequencing. Most of the slower, ethereal pieces are tapered off towards the end, often sounding like a collection of quite good b-sides instead of their latest release. Still, that point is nothing major. I found this album well worth revisiting. I really enjoy the accessible side to this group. Don't give up on this. There are plenty of beautiful and evocative moments to be found after repeated listens. It's good to chill out to as well and of course, the cover is funny.

Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |


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