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Sigur Rós vs. GY!BE

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Topic: Sigur Rós vs. GY!BE
Posted By: Yanns
Subject: Sigur Rós vs. GY!BE
Date Posted: January 15 2006 at 23:29

Which is the better post-rock band?

Personally, I can't choose. Depends entirely on my mood.

What do you think?




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Posted By: Zac M
Date Posted: January 15 2006 at 23:33
Why choose when you can have both

But seriously, I think I'm gonna go with Sigur Ros.


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Posted By: Yanns
Date Posted: January 15 2006 at 23:34

Originally posted by meurglysIII

Why choose when you can have both

But seriously, I think I'm gonna go with Sigur Ros.

I COULD NOT AGREE MORE with the former statement.



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Posted By: chamberry
Date Posted: January 16 2006 at 00:47
Originally posted by meurglysIII

Why choose when you can have both

But seriously, I think I'm gonna go with Sigur Ros.


Agreed. but I personally pick GYBE!


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Posted By: Moatilliatta
Date Posted: January 16 2006 at 02:54
I will also agree. I really have no preference. They are my two favorite post-rock bands.

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Posted By: arcer
Date Posted: January 16 2006 at 10:03
Could it be that mine will swing victory towards Sigur Ros? I bloody hope so, they're way better than GYBE


(even though I do like the latter)


Posted By: Yanns
Date Posted: January 16 2006 at 10:55

I think I'll go with Sigur Ros too, even though I do love GY!BE to death. Sigur Ros wins by a very small hair for me. See my review on Agaetis Byrjun to see what I think of that album.

Any others?



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Posted By: daghrastubfari
Date Posted: January 16 2006 at 11:05
I'm not very fond of Sigur Rós but I really like Godspeed, so I voted the latter


Posted By: Tholomyes
Date Posted: January 16 2006 at 11:07

Where's Mogwai??

 

well, between GYBE and Sigur Rós, i prefer GYBE but without a huge diference.



Posted By: Yanns
Date Posted: January 16 2006 at 11:08

I enjoy Mogwai too.

I just picked my two favorites, the two I consider to be the biggest post-rock bands.



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Posted By: Tholomyes
Date Posted: January 16 2006 at 11:10
Originally posted by Yanns

I enjoy Mogwai too.

I just picked my two favorites, the two I consider to be the biggest post-rock bands.

Ok. Yes, both band have best ratings in the genre.



Posted By: Yanns
Date Posted: January 16 2006 at 11:13
They do, but I picked them because they are also my favorites.

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Posted By: Black Mog
Date Posted: January 16 2006 at 22:49

Indeed Tholomyes... i dont know why Mogwai got this rating.. i think people who listen post-rock for the intensity should be enjoyed whit the mogwai fantastic music.. it is just my opinion.. but i consider me as a real post-rock fan, so i think that mogwai made post-rock what is it today



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Posted By: memowakeman
Date Posted: January 17 2006 at 11:29

I voted for GYBE!

Both really good and deppressing bands ...

My favorite post rock album is The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place by Explosions in the Sky



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Posted By: SolariS
Date Posted: January 17 2006 at 20:11

 

i love godspeed. they're great.

 

 

 



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Posted By: Ty1020
Date Posted: January 17 2006 at 20:16
I would have said Sigur Ros a few months ago, but now it's definitely Godspeed. I really love both bands though .

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Posted By: chamberry
Date Posted: January 17 2006 at 20:51
Originally posted by Black Mog

Indeed Tholomyes... i dont know why Mogwai got this rating.. i think people who listen post-rock for the intensity should be enjoyed whit the mogwai fantastic music.. it is just my opinion.. but i consider me as a real post-rock fan, so i think that mogwai made post-rock what is it today



I too consider myself a "real post-rock fan"  but for me GYBE! was the one who sold me to the genre. I like to keep my post-rock bands close to each other so there is not much difference between them.

man, I could keep talking about post-rock all night so I'll go to sleep and let you guys alone


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Posted By: Tholomyes
Date Posted: January 17 2006 at 23:09
Originally posted by chamberry

Originally posted by Black Mog

Indeed Tholomyes... i dont know why Mogwai got this rating.. i think people who listen post-rock for the intensity should be enjoyed whit the mogwai fantastic music.. it is just my opinion.. but i consider me as a real post-rock fan, so i think that mogwai made post-rock what is it today



I too consider myself a "real post-rock fan"  but for me GYBE! was the one who sold me to the genre. I like to keep my post-rock bands close to each other so there is not much difference between them.

man, I could keep talking about post-rock all night so I'll go to sleep and let you guys alone

The genre post-rock was born with the album Young Team of Mogwai as i read. However when mogwai were asked too many times about that label, they just deny it, and also that label bothers them. They just affirm that their music is more close to punk than progressive or "experimental" wich i consider a joke, the guys of Mogwai are very ironic when people talk about how sad is their music and they just responds with a smile and laughing  that they're not depressive, sad or moody people at all.



Posted By: BebieM
Date Posted: January 18 2006 at 11:42
GY!BE for me, even though I like both of them quite a bit.

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Posted By: Trotsky
Date Posted: January 19 2006 at 03:08
pushing this one up ... cos there's a newer virtually identical thread I'm going to close

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Posted By: Chipiron
Date Posted: January 19 2006 at 04:09
Originally posted by memowakeman

I voted for GYBE!

Both really good and deppressing bands ...

My favorite post rock album is The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place by Explosions in the Sky

I agree, I have listened to The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place and it's great, however, Godspeed are still my favourites...



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Posted By: Ben2112
Date Posted: January 19 2006 at 19:15
These are the only two post-rock bands I am familiar with. That said, I much prefer GY!BE, mostly because the vocals on the Sigur Ros stuff aren't really my cup of tea. I do like them though, just not as much as GY!BE.

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Posted By: sircosick
Date Posted: December 10 2007 at 07:50
Maybe it's time to resurface the ultimate post-rock thread Wink

As a newbie to this genre who started with these two bands, I prefer Sigur Ros slightly more... although I don't consider these bands remotely similar, as Sigur Ros is much more rooted in alternative rock, and GY!BE is more avant-oriented (and you know; entirely a matter of tastes here). Both great bands though...


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Posted By: Prog-jester
Date Posted: December 10 2007 at 15:03
GY!BE wins easily for me... but I got "Heima" DVD today and you can count me among SR fans too after the very first spin

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Posted By: Pekka
Date Posted: December 10 2007 at 16:24
GYBE is really great in a certain mood, but Sigur is pretty much the best band around. I absolutely love them with all my heart.


Posted By: Shakespeare
Date Posted: December 10 2007 at 16:30
Sigur stinks, methinks. 

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Posted By: william314159
Date Posted: December 10 2007 at 23:07
gy!be is what sigur ros would sound like if something actually happened

gy!be


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Posted By: cuncuna
Date Posted: December 10 2007 at 23:15
Sigur Rós is a good band, but Godspeed You Black Emperor simply released nothing but masterpieces. That's impossible to beat.

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Posted By: rileydog22
Date Posted: December 10 2007 at 23:16
Godspeed wins this one by default for me; I find their music kind of boring, but unlike Sigur Ros, I can actually sit through an album of theirs.  

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Posted By: Fight Club
Date Posted: December 10 2007 at 23:18
Godspeed for me.

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Posted By: moreitsythanyou
Date Posted: December 10 2007 at 23:20
Sigur Ros are the kings of post rock. They're much more enjoyable to listen to. Their melody can not be topped. Sigur Ros all the way.

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Posted By: King of Loss
Date Posted: December 11 2007 at 02:54
Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Lift Your Skinny Fists is possibly one of the top Post-rock albums ever made. As good as Sigur Ros are, they just can't compare.

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Posted By: oracus
Date Posted: December 11 2007 at 13:04
I used to listen to post-rock almost exclusively but know i can't stand that sadness and melancholia. Nevertheless GY!BE still is one of my favourites. So, I voted for them

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Posted By: ProgFan
Date Posted: December 12 2007 at 03:59
I voted for GY!BE,but Sigur Ros is a very good band too.
But it depends on my mood if I like it to listen to Sigur Ros.Smile

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Posted By: toolis
Date Posted: December 12 2007 at 04:28

Agaetis... and LYSFLATH are two of the best albums i have ever heard...

Sigur Ros take my vote though for the rest of the discography is better than Yanqui and F#...

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Posted By: burritounit
Date Posted: December 19 2007 at 11:29

i like both of these bands and i think that there music had a great impact on getting me into post rock, but I would have to go GY!BE(so much better)Shocked



Posted By: Syzygy
Date Posted: December 19 2007 at 11:35
Sigur Ros. At first I was knocked out by GY!BE and rather less impressed by Sigur Ros, but I now find that Sigur Ros stand up better to repearted listening.

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Posted By: sean
Date Posted: December 19 2007 at 13:14
both are great, but i prefer Godspeed

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Posted By: Sckxyss
Date Posted: December 19 2007 at 20:49
Originally posted by william314159

gy!be is what sigur ros would sound like if something actually happened
 
Sigur Ros is what GY!BE would sound like with condensed songs and a high-pitched icelandic vocalist Geek
 
Anyway, I prefer Godspeed, if only by a bit.


Posted By: heyitsthatguy
Date Posted: December 19 2007 at 20:51
Godspeed, my favorite post rock band

Sigur Ros is like half a centimeter behind though

really apples and oranges though


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Posted By: keith_emerson
Date Posted: December 19 2007 at 21:23
Sigur Ros buhhhh
GYBE yeahhhhh


Posted By: Dim
Date Posted: December 20 2007 at 13:27
Sorry guys, I'm gonna have to go with sigur ros on this one.
 
When I get lift your skinny fists, my verdict may change.


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