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Old 10-30-2013, 03:02 AM   #331
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I seriously adore this record. Originally I passed off Brennisteinn as too heavy, but it's a sensational opener. The chimes on Hrafntinna create such a unique atmosphere, and it ends in a gorgeous fashion with the horns. Isjkai is one of the songs of the year, probably my favourite Sigur Ros tune outside of Glosoli. Yfirbord is beautiful. Stormur has that awesome clanging chorus, Kveikur is a great heavier track, Rafstraumur is amazing, somehow nailing that anthemic, life-affirming sound better than 99 per cent of bands who try it. Bladradur has a really great pace to it, such a muscular sound, and then Val is just a beautiful, beautiful melancholic piano track. Hope to see the majority of these tracks performed live sometime soon.

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Old 10-30-2013, 07:23 AM   #332
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It's a great, great album (their best since ( ) ) that somewhat got lost in the shuffle of all the other great albums to come out this year. Dropping the same day as Yeezus didn't help.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:28 AM   #333
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Agreed. I still go back to it often, and I think it's quite a change of pace for them. The first four songs are all fantastic (Ísjaki being my favorite. That chorus).
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It's a great, great album (their best since ( ) ) that somewhat got lost in the shuffle of all the other great albums to come out this year. Dropping the same day as Yeezus didn't help.
2013 has been a staggeringly good year for music.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:18 AM   #335
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It's easily one of my personal favs of the year, but I have probably listened to it less than any other Sigur Ros album. Definitely got lost amongst other albums for me, their lack of nearby tour dates didn't help. I need to give it some listens in the near future.
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Same. Love the album, but have neglected it lately.
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:07 PM   #337
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I like it but as I stated earlier some of the poppier tracks drag it down. Kveikur, Brennistein and Hrafntinna are all top tier Sigur Ros songs though.
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Kveikur, Brennistein and Hrafntinna are all top tier Sigur Ros songs though.

I still love it, and these are still my favorite songs on it.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:33 PM   #339
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My love for this record continues as well.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:38 PM   #340
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Kveikur is easily their best since Takk, a really sweet surprise and it will be receiving points from me in our year-end poll for sure.
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I like it but as I stated earlier some of the poppier tracks drag it down. Kveikur, Brennistein and Hrafntinna are all top tier Sigur Ros songs though.


 
The "rock" songs on here all wore their welcome out with me really quick, drastically prefer the poppy ones. I think my issue with them is that the "rocky" songs they've done in the past have some sort of dynamic change, build up, or something that actually affects me emotionally. Brennistein and Kveikur are pretty much the exact same from start to finish. I don't care for the production on either. Where past SR "rocky" songs were beautiful, these both seem "noisy" to me.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:04 PM   #342
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I can see that with regards to Kveikur. Brennistein however has that awesome breakdown halfway through. Those songs are indeed noisy but that's what they were going for. I wish they'd kept that industrial sound for more songs. Now the record's a bit all over the place sonically.

Of the three tracks I mentioned Hrafntinna is actually my favorite. That one is also poppy but in a less obvious way. That suits Sigur Ros better imo.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:36 AM   #343
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The more I listen to (), the more I think it's awesome.
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Today is the 20th anniversary of Sigur joining Ros to become a band.

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