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Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

3.98 | 391 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars I get mixed feelings every time I hear this album... Maybe because this disc has also some mixed ideas.

I like the first half of the album very much... The most happier one, while the second half of the album is a bit boring to me. The first listenings I gave this album were really possitive, but after this four or five listening, I started to get tired of this repetitive music. At the beginning, I was pleased of this style of music, wich I had never heard before of buying ( ). I found this post-rock original, modern and exciting. But after this surprise, I was aware of the lack of depth this album has.

Maybe the tracks are too repetitive for me... Specially the second half of the album. While the first 4 tracks are pleasant background music, I find songs 5, 6 and 7 just boring. I like melancholic music, and sometimes I need to hear some sad feelings... But these songs are different. The usual Sigur Ros layers of instruments are great in the happier songs in ( ), while in the saddest and longer ones are just annoying.

Best tracks: 1, 3, 4 (the best track in my opinion...) and 8, the only sad song of the album I really like.

Conclusion: I can easily recommend this album to everyone who has never heard Sigur Ros... They are a different band. Maybe not really progressive (at least not usual progressive music), but very original, and sometimes surprising. And this is hard to say in music today... Nevertheless, this album lacks some variety in my opinion, and sometimes the tracks are too repetitive for me (they are a kind of Red House Painters, but in a post-rock form...) This fact made that I was a bit tired of this album after some listenings... Nevertheless, I enjoy to submerge myself between this layers of instruments and beautiful sounds wich Sigur Ros are.

My rating: ***1/2

The Crow | 3/5 |


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