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Talk Talk vs. Sigur Rós

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Poll Question: Post-rock pioneers vs. post-rock giants!
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    Posted: May 22 2018 at 09:34
Sigur Rós formed merely three years after Talk Talk's second masterpiece Laughing Stock, a clear influence on the Icelanders' music along with Spirit of Eden.

Who do you prefer? Who do you listen to more? Which albums get you more relaxed? DISCUSS!


Edited by iancat87 - May 22 2018 at 09:37
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Ahhhhhhh, new interesting polls popping up are like a breath of fresh air.

Took me a while to get over Sigur Ros' vocals but they got fairly endearing once I did. Agaetis Byrjun and the Paranthesis album are extraordinary records.

That being said, I spun Talk Talk's Laughing Stock about once a week for the past year or so... Spirit of Eden is equally amazing. The post-Talk Talk albums by former members are also worth mentioning, both Mark Hollis' self-titled and Harris' and Webb's .O.Rang - Herd of Instinct which has been warmly recommended to me on this forum and might be my favorite of all Talk Talk albums.

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Talk Talk
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2018 at 14:07
Sigur 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2018 at 14:47
SR have more albums that I really like, but Laughing Stock might be my favorite album period and Spirit of Eden is up there somewhere. I'll go with Talk Talk. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2018 at 15:09
TT > rest
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2018 at 16:08
Talk Talk gets my vote, Though I like them both.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2018 at 17:52
I love both of these to pieces. Sigur Ros are great but Talk Talk are among my top 5 bands.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2018 at 18:43
Eden and stock, of course, but The colour of spring is fantastic too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2018 at 02:05
Talk Talk. Never get into Sigur Ros.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2018 at 02:09
No vote. I should give both bands more ear.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2018 at 04:06
I like Sigur Ros but Spirit of Eden is the greatest album ever made so...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2018 at 08:30
Spirit Of Eden and Laughing Stock are so good but this is Sigur Ros we're talking about.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Quinino Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2018 at 09:10
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

I like Sigur Ros but Spirit of Eden is the greatest album ever made so...


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2018 at 14:26
Talk Talk for sure...........but post rock pioneers..? PA lists them as crossover prog.....heh, what does PA know anyway?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iancat87 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2018 at 09:54
I have to admit, I really thought Sigur Rós would get more votes. As of right now, they have 4.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2018 at 10:53
Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Talk Talk for sure...........but post rock pioneers..? 
Retroactively, but nearly unanimously. Several post-rock bands, including Sigur Ros, cite them as a major influence. Then again, I do think it's a bit reductive to consider those Talk Talk albums just post-rock when there was way more going on stylistically than most post-rock albums.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2018 at 07:19
Hmm.....imho Sigur Ros sounds nothing like Talk Talk.....but then I don't really get the whole post rock definition anyway.
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Talk talk, no contest for me
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