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Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

4.14 | 556 ratings

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5 stars This is simply some of the most human music I have ever encountered.

Ágćtis Byrjun was an impulse buy of mine, and probably the most fruitful impulse I have ever had. Each song delivers a sort of alien brilliance that cascades into the ear. I can't understand a lick of what they're saying, and I think that adds to the experience. The cavernous guitar that takes form on the second track, that is the best I have ever heard a guitar. I don't know if I could even call it a riff. It's beauty is in that it just comes and tells the listener that they've accepted it. I would compare the sound of it, and probably the rest of the album, to Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. While Atlas Shrugged is a book, I get the same feeling reading it that I do listening to this. The symphonies throughout blow my mind. So does the simplicity of the drums. So does the soft melodious piano riffs they choose to use. There will come a day when I have more time to write a proper review, but for now, this is it.

If you truly enjoy living life, you will truly enjoy this album.

PorcupineThief | 5/5 |


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