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Let's Pick Our Collective Favorite Sigur Ros Song!

post #1 of 9
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I've run across quite a few Sigur Ros fans here on the forums the past couple of years, so I'm hoping to get a few responses to this thread.

 

My personal favorites are Ara Batur, Festival, Untitled #8, All Alright, Ekki Mukk, Hafsol, I Gaer, and perhaps a few that I'm missing. I tend towards the big, cinematic pieces, which puts Ara Batur at the top of my list.

 

So, anyone else got an opinion?

post #2 of 9

I've always loved Starálfur, and Svefn-g-englar. Flugufrelsarinn is nice as well. Ágætis byrjun is by far their best album, I think. Although I haven't really listened much to Valtari yet. 

post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by _nomad View Post

I've always loved Starálfur, and Svefn-g-englar. Flugufrelsarinn is nice as well. Ágætis byrjun is by far their best album, I think. Although I haven't really listened much to Valtari yet. 

Sadly, Agaetis byrjun is the only album of theirs I don't own (and that includes the Inni live album, Hvarf/Heim, and every other more obscure release except the Saeglopur Japan Tour EP), so I haven't included any of its songs because I'm afraid of mp3-based services like Grooveshark. I listened to the album once through a friend and most of its songs are on Inni or in Heima at some point, but I don't want to make conclusions until I've heard the studio versions.

 

Up until recently I liked () the best of all the albums, but I'm coming around to Med sud i eyrum vid spilium endulaust despite the poppier sound of about half its tracks. Valtari is interesting and is definitely Sigur Ros, but it's noticeably lacking in bowed guitar. I doubt they'll be doing much from Valtari live (actually, the band has said as much), because it simply involves less real instrumentation and more ambient effects.

 

In another note, I'm a bit afraid of what will be in the next album slated for release this year, since Kjartan left the band (he joined after Von and before Agaetis byrjun, and was almost singlehandedly responsible for the transformation in the band's sound rounding out the end of the millenium).

 

Also, kudos to you for spelling (or at least copy-pasting) the names of everything correctly with accents and everything, something I was too lazy to consider.


Edited by ssrock64 - 2/26/13 at 6:38am
post #4 of 9

I have the Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust and the Agaetis byrjun album beerchug.gif

post #5 of 9
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For some reason, I can never find Agaetis byrjun for sale anywhere ever since moving away from a town with a good music store (if you ever happen to be in one of the larger towns in Wisconsin, swing by The Exclusive Company and have your mind blown by a thriving independent music shop); all my local Best Buy and Barnes and Noble have are (), Takk..., Valtari, and med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust.

post #6 of 9
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I think I've now settled on two favorites, Ara Batur and Festival. I also finally found Agaetis byrjun at the local record store.

post #7 of 9

Discovered "Brennistein" from the newest album "Kveikur" the other day and since then I've been hooked....

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Discovered "Brennistein" from the newest album "Kveikur" the other day and since then I've been hooked....

 

Kveikur is a little on the heavy side for my liking, but the drum production is really good compared to previous releases.

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Kveikur is a little on the heavy side for my liking

 

I've heard several people say that, probably because it's so different from what they have been doing in years past. For me, it was the first I'd heard and I loved it.

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