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Old 11-09-2004, 03:14 PM   #16
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german is the most intense barking sound of a language i've ever heard.

i want to learn russian.
German is pretty tough.

I used to think French is a pretty language. That's until I sat on an Air France flight watching French films, wanting a mountain to rise out of the sea and deliver me from that evil.

I can read Russian and understand it reasonably well. It's easy for anyone who speaks a Slavic language.
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So yeah...Sigur Rós.
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Old 11-11-2004, 06:51 AM   #19
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i love untitled. especially 1-4, and 8, which is a cool outro song

dig it
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i've heard 1, 4 and 8 so far.

i gotta say i like the icelandic better than the hopelandic though.
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the have some pretty good live recordings on their website
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Old 11-14-2004, 07:52 AM   #22
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split sides sucked ass for me, personally. melon will probably disagree with me, but who cares what he has to say anyway
I do disagree with you.

So...Sigur Rós. Here's my favorite songs of theirs:

1) Svefn-G-Englar. Wow. Just wow. I never get tired of listening to this song. In fact, this song blew my mind so much that U2 became my second favorite band. The studio version is way superior to the live version, IMO.

2) Njosnavelin (The Nothing Song). The live version of this song is superior to the studio version on ( ) (a.k.a., "Untitled #4"), IMO.

3) Vaka (a.k.a., "Untitled 1"). Just very solid.

4) Vidrar Vel Til Loftarasa. The music video is beautiful, but most heterosexual males will disagree with me on that. Regardless, the song is great.

5) Von. Great song both live and in the studio version (found on their debut album, "Von," has just recently been released in the U.S.!).

6) Hun Jord. Also on "Von," it's a lot more hard rocking than we're used to from them.

7) Myrkur. See #6's explanation.

8) Olsen Olsen. Very ethereal in the vein of Svefn-G-Englar.

9) Bíum Bíum Bambal. Only Sigur Rós can make an old Icelandic lullaby sound like somebody had just died (found on the "Angels of the Universe" soundtrack).

I don't have a #10 favorite; sorry...lol. But it's all good, IMO. I look forward to their new album eventually!

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Sorry to bring up an incredibly old thread, but I'm feeling the same impulses towards Sigur Rós that DaveC did two years ago. I've read a lot about them on virtually every forum I visit and I've heard a few good clips online. I would have bought an album sooner, but the only place that sells CDs where I live is Wal-Mart. Rural Canadian towns, oh yeah!

But anyway, I just wanted to find out if attitudes towards any of their albums have changed since this thread was made (especially considering last year's release.) The general impression I get from this thread and a few of the other old ones is that Agaetis Byrjun is considered to be the best Sigur Rós album. Is this still the case, or has () grown on some of you? And how has Takk held up so far?

The reason I ask is because I'll be heading into civilisation for the next few days and I need something new to listen to. Preferably starting out with the best and then moving on to the worst later, if I enjoy it.
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i like them now again as much as i ever have. takk is gorgeous.
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Old 07-25-2006, 10:52 PM   #25
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AB is the standard, so I'd start with that. Takk is probably the one you can grasp the quickest. ( ) is still my favorite record to listen to straight through ever made, so it's the sentimental favorite here. It also includes "Untitled 8", which is quite simply one of the best songs you'll ever hear.

I'd go with ( ) or AB first. Takk, while extremely good, isn't quite on the level of those two.
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Agaetis Byrjun is by far my favorite of their albums.
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takk is the most accessible one. i think it's phenomenal.

but AB is considered their best, so get that one second.
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:05 PM   #28
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Thanks for for the quick responses, everyone. Looks like I'll be going AB first, Takk / () second and Von last. I can't remember which album it was that I heard the clips from, but it was such lush, beautiful music. Really looking forward to this.
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Also for your consideration, their live show was hands down the greatest show I've ever seen. If they drop by the woods of your neck, and by that I mean within 400 miles of you, do everything you can to see them.
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Yeah, I've heard that they're spectacular live. It's difficult for me to get to see many live shows (unless it's shit like the Irish Descendants) because I'm forced to fly to either Toronto or Montreal. But if I enjoy them as much as I think I will, I'll definitely take out a loan or something next time they're on tour.
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