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Sigur Rós


Post Rock/Math rock

3.89 | 355 ratings

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5 stars If I were to rate this on first listening, it would get a 3.5. That's because some of the music is quite dense and possibly samey. But on repeated listenings all becomes clear. This is a very strong album. Obviously Hoppipola is known well thanks to BBC's Planet Earth, but this isn't about one track. Glosoli is a barnstorming wall of sound that puts Coldplay in their place. Saeglopur is Icelandic Radiohead. In fact a lot of the sound is a kind of skewed Radiohead (a la OK Computer era). The Icelandic (and "Hopelandic") vocals do not detract as this is a music-first album. Gong and Andvari could actually be Thom York singing by the way. Svo HlJott is a great slow-builder... actually, it's a trait of this band - lots of songs that start low and slow and just build into a crescendo. Played loud this is a real experience. I've had it about 4 weeks now and I've played it maybe 20 times. 'Nuff said. Five Stars.
memark | 5/5 |


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