If you focus on their primary albums Sigur RÃ³s star has never dipped, in fact recent album ‘Takk’ showed an even more cherishable side. It seems so long ago since their sophomore album ‘ÃgÃ¦tis Byrjun’ beguiled so uniquely. Here was 4 lads from Iceland making the sort of music that could only have been woven from a life spent in an unspoilt environment. The follow up ( ) was full of peaks (and a few troughs to be honest) but at its best it eclipsed its predecessor. Untitled #4 was the centrepiece, a drifting opus with huge floating riffs and JÃ³nsi Birgisson’s choirboy utterances. Sigur RÃ³s occupy a space between childlike innocence and adult heartbreak and when they land a sucker punch you better make sure nobody is around to witness you sniffle. On a visit to Reykjavik we visited a pub where all the girls wore angels wings and swayed to ‘StarÃ¡lfur’. It was one of life’s sweet moments. KD
Sigur RÃ³s – Untitled #4
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