Friday, July 10, 2009

Sigur Rós

Artist: Sigur Rós
Country: Iceland
Genre: Post-Rock/Ambient/Indie

Sigur Rós' 2008 album is another contender for the top albums of 2008. Another stellar release from an ever-consistent band. "Ágætis Byrjun" was my introduction to them, and is as good a place as any to start. Perhaps "Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust" is actually better to start with, as it's probably the "poppiest" of the albums. "Hvarf-Heim" is a great two-disc release - one disc being previously unreleased material, and the other an acoustic set of some of their classic songs. Definitely recommended for those interested in atmospheric, Post-Rock-like music that makes great use of dynamics with quiet moody spots matched with awesome crescendos. Check it out.

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[1998] Von Brigði
[1999] Ágætis Byrjun
[2002] ()
[2004] Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do EP
[2005] Takk...
[2007] Hvarf-Heim
[2008] Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust