Originally Posted by Jupiterknight
Certainly a much faster and aggressive sound coming from Sigur Ros and Jonsi, although with hints from their earlier albums. They are exploiting new territories and so far I really like it, much better than last years album, Valtari, that I personally found very disappointing.
I originally also disliked Valtari because it seemed to take ambience and minimalism a little too far, but I came to love it for different reasons than for other releases.
My favorites are still Agaetis Byrjun and Med Sud i Eyrum Vid Spilium Endulaust, and I doubt that the new album will usurp them. I tend to prefer Sigur Ros at their most theatrical, balancing melody with ambience. Valtari and () are too free-form (as well as Riceboy Sleeps); Takk... and Kveikur are too fast-paced (along with the pre-Kjartan Von and Jonsi's Go).