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Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

4.25 | 81 ratings

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5 stars If you do your homework, familiarise yourself with enough of their songs beforehand, then something special awaits...

I'd bought 'Inni', a kind of live greatest hits album, to try and break the code of their music. Doing so paid dividends.

Only a few songs carry from one to the other, but you understand what to expect throughout.

Documentary? No, I don't think so. It's the heart-warming story of a band getting close to their roots, their culture and their country.

The lack of pretension is apparent throughout. It is never about them.

But it IS about people. Families, the young and old alike. All belong, and all are welcome.

Their sound is comfortable amongst the starkness of the environment.

Towards the end, they tease you into thinking that their musical palette is pleasant, almost gentle, but fear not, the rawness of their power gets to be unleashed in an astonishing finale.

Life-affirming, rustic and very special. You may need to have to acclimatise yourself with them beforehand, but it's well worth the effort.

sussexbowler | 5/5 |


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