sigur ros - með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

Friday, June 20 by ernie

i dont know where to start with this one. i listened to it for the first time a few days ago and i was blown away. ive fallen asleep to this album everyday since then.

their fifth full length album holds many firsts for icelandic group, sigur ros. this is the first time theyve produced an album outside of iceland. the last track is sung completely in english. track seven was recorded live with a full orchestra and a boys choir. they collaborated with mark ellis (another premier british producer whos worked closely with alan moulder on many occasions).

i love these british producers.

i also feel like this is the most human work theyve done. i feel like their past works were very celestial and cerebral. dense with elaborate soundscapes and abstract emotions. but with this album i feel like the emotions i feel are less complex and the soundscapes they create are more accessible. timeless if you will. with upbeat songs filled with exuberance. even the slow songs have a feeling of peace and hope.

i anticipate a pitchfork rating of 8.3
*update* actual rating ended up being 7.5. in general though, i feel like theyve always underrated sigur ros's work. always gotta take pitchfork ratings with grains of salt.

anyway, give it a try.


Blogger JR said...

they're so good. mmm

6/22/2008 10:51 AM

Blogger yodaslap said...

not sure why, but its always been kinda tough for me to get into non-english european music (asian music is ok for some reason??). still listening, we'll see if it grows on me...

6/23/2008 9:52 AM


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