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Sigur Rós - Takk... CD (album) cover


Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

3.85 | 301 ratings

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5 stars forget these poncey reviews about other worlds and such and such, there is only one word that can describe this album adequately "Perfect". i know this is a bold claim and until today i would never have dared use such a word in relation to any album, even sigur ros' other incredible releases. however, today my restraint and control flew out of the window as a shiver strong enough to remove me from my chair to the floor bolted down my back. i lay there trying to contemplate what i was hearing but i simply couldn't. layer up layer, emotion stacked upon emotion, listening to this album is an experience of a life time. every track holds your interest and there is a real variety as well. instead of the subtle and somewhat bleak landscape that ( ) gets criticised for, Takk delivers immediately with Glósóli, a wonderful track that builds and builds in typical sigur ros style but with a few surprises along the way none the less. there are also tracks that immediately jump from the CD after a few seconds in, like Gong, and never before have sigur ros released an album with such a variety of songs, from long epic build ups, to short sweet pieces, and in your face distorted attacks. drums and bass play a much larger role than they did in ( ) and even Ágćtis Byrjun, you feel the band could be performing live just behind your wall, the possibly over-careful studio feel of ( ) is nothing but a distant memory.

quite simply a master piece which will be remembered as one of the crowning achievements of music in the 21st century. the best album ever? well that's obviously going to take some time to decide but you know what, it may just be

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