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Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

3.90 | 341 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars I really believe that "Takk" is one of the best albums in the Post-Rock genre. I have rarely listened to music that pulls at my emotions like this. This is so uplifting and beautiful, it's difficult to put into words, but i'll try. Eight out of the eleven songs I would give 5 out of 5. Nice packaging as well from the boys of Iceland, although no real information is given other then the titles of the songs.

We get started with the title track and it's so uplifting. It builds and builds then just stops. "Glosoli" begins with a bass line, as we hear gentle singing over top.The bass really strengthens until mayhem occurs. Overwhelming ! "Hoppipolla" is a transcendant song due in part to the strings and the acute vocals. "Mea Blotnasir" builds to a bass / drum / vocal melody. Piano joins in as well. Nice. "Se Lest" is another favourite. Piano eventually comes in before vocals and a fuller sound at 1 1/2 minutes.This sounds amazing. It settles right down to piano only around 5 minutes in. Horns a minute later. The first 5 minutes of this song are beyond words, i'm not as impressed with the last part of the track though.

"Saglopur" sounds absolutely incredible when the fuller sound arrives before 2 minutes. "Milano" may be my favourite, and the most uplifting. Yeah, i know, i'm sounding like a broken record. Lots of atmosphere early. It's building 4 minutes in then settles after 4 1/2 minutes before kicking back in around 7 minutes. "Gong" has some violin in it and it's quite mellow until a fuller sound arrives before a minute. Drums come and eventually vocals. Great sound ! "Andvan" is a beautiful but sad tune. Waves of sound end it. "Suo Hljott" is mellow as well once it gets going. Strings in this one too. It builds beautifuly. This is heavenly. "Heysatan" is mellow with piano. Vocals before 1 1/2 minutes.

Uplifting ! Building ! Emotional ! Beautiful ! These are the words that to me describe "Takk". Truly a Post-Rock masterpiece in every sense of the word !

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |


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