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Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

3.97 | 339 ratings

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2 stars Sigur Ros' third full-legth titel is perhaps their most pretentious release ithe Icelandic bands discography. To label the album untitled, have a stencil of parentheses outlining dreary riverbank underscores the minimilist approach many post rock outfits pursure during their careers, and often times, fail to achieve. This one of the more melancholy releases in the post rock genre. This album and Mogwai's Happy Songs for Happy Peple being the most depsondent post rock album I have ever heard, I felt this would convey a similar, despondent sentiment more beautifully, considering Sigur Ros seems to be the backstreet boys of the current post rock movement. I would do a track by tarck overview of this albums however, the tarcks titles are untitled as well (if you go their website you can get them though).

After listeing to this reocrd a few times, the opening track is simply brilliant, and naturally sets you up for a long, drawn-out, increasingly uneventful that ends 70 minutes later. This track has beautiful, ethereal pian that engenders bleak despair and overwhelming sadness. Its beautiful.

The other tracks on this album incorporate soft drumming and the use of Sigur Ros contrived language Hopelandic, which I guess works well, but it is nothing fascianting.

Track Four, seems to demonstate more othe despereato eident on the first tarck of the albumm, and does a decent job at at emulating the musical beauty of the opening track.

Track Five is more the same but of a lesser caliber.

From Track till the end, the album becomes increasingly pretenstious as well uneventful. some of the songs overdue their time an could easily be shortened for the better of the overall song.

Overall, if you are depressed and into post rock, check out Happy Songs for Happy People first, and then, I guess, get this album you are still deprrsssed. If you have Ágćtis Byrjun and Takk, you should pick this up to fill a few hole in Sigur Ros collection. After listeing to this album, I am reluctant to buy Takk, even though people have liked it more than this album.

Not a Great album, but it has its moments.

Asyte2c00 | 2/5 |


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