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5.0 out of 5 stars A slice of Nirvana, 24 Sept. 2005
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I bought Ágætis Byrjun on the strength of a comment by some notable musician who I forget. I played it to death and loved it. So I bought some others and its () that has stayed in the car player ever since. It has just continued to grow and tastes a little different every time. It is very possibly the best album I have ever heard, contains no fillers and stays comfortably the right side of weird, unlike Von, which does get a bit much at times. After reading the other reviews, I think that to analyse the structure and meaning of it all is quite pointless. Just listen to it and take it for what it's worth. I'm sure that's what they want us to do. NO band in history does a slow build up quite like these guys and the ultimate directionless of most of the tracks is just part of the attraction. The new album, Takk, is good, but this is better. Buy it now and change your life.
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Initial post: 9 Feb 2010 11:56:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Feb 2010 11:57:37 GMT
I agree whole heartedly with your review my friend. Never has any album took be by surprise & knocked me sideways emotionally like this one. My work colleague got me into the Ágætis Byrjun & Takk albums in 2006-2007 & I loved them so much. So I bought this one without hearing it. Strange as it sounds, but I knew it would be good, just by the artwork. I was then transformed by it, it is an amazing piece of art in it's entirety. From that day in 2007 til the present, I still listen to it every single day. Every time I listen, I find something new. I have never heard an album like it. My music collection is quite diverse, from rock to electronica etc, but this album has changed my life & I will never stop listening to this musical delight. The slow build ups on Alafoss & E-Bow to the Haunting Vaka & the magical Fyrsta & Popplagið. It is an album that I would recommend to anyone that has a good ear for & patience in music too.

If you have not seen this band yet, please do when they are on tour next. I have seen them twice & they are outstanding. Some people may say too mellow/chilled out, some may say too morbid & the lyrics are gobbledigook. Fine, but to those people, I'd say give Sigur Rós a chance, get deep into this album & hopefully you will fall in love like I have....
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