Why the hate for Sigur Ros?

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Gowan's Strange Animal phase

I was cringing and having serious second thoughts until I read this, now I'm stoked to hear it again!

The acoustic song on the last Sigur Ros album was easily the worst thing on the record though.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

11 months pass...
2 months pass...

Icelandic post-rock pioneers Sigur Rós are releasing a concert film and double live album called Inni soon, and you can download a piece of the magic even if you don’t want to drop $79 on a deluxe package that includes a piece of band member clothing (for real!).

Bee OK, Saturday, 5 November 2011 00:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

I would be interested in a Lou Reed/Sigur Ros collab as long as Lou's the only one allowed to sing

blank, Saturday, 5 November 2011 00:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

ok but Reed has to sing in hopelandish.

spellcheck is really advanced these days (cajunsunday), Saturday, 5 November 2011 00:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

I went to see the concert film at the cinema on Friday night and, though I don't pay much attention to Sigur Ros these days, I loved the film.

Daniel Giraffe, Sunday, 6 November 2011 15:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Valtari (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈval̥tarɪ], Steamroller) is the sixth full-length studio album by the Icelandic band Sigur Rós, to be released on May 28, 2012.

Track listing:
1. "Ég Anda" 6:15
2. "Ekki Múkk

" 7:45
3. "Varúð

" 6:37
4. "Rembihnútur" 5:05
5. "Dauðalogn" 6:37
6. "Varðeldur" 6:08
7. "Valtari" 8:19
8. "Fjögur Píanó"

Bee OK, Thursday, 5 April 2012 06:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

single is a bit long:

Bee OK, Thursday, 5 April 2012 06:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

so i like this song alright, it is just too long for a single and really go nowhere. i have hopes for the album however.

Bee OK, Saturday, 7 April 2012 02:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

Man, haters (or anybody left that's interested enough) are going to have a field day.
The entire record sounds like the keyboard players dog died so he listened to Arvo Pärt for a week straight then wrote the album while the rest of the band were on holiday.

Dick Move's Wardrobe (MaresNest), Sunday, 15 April 2012 13:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

Who's that rapper on track 4 ?

StanM, Sunday, 15 April 2012 14:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Really looking forward to this.

djh, Monday, 7 May 2012 20:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Ding dong.

http://www.vulture.com/2012/06/shia-labeouf-naked-sigur-ros-video-fjogur-piano.html

Link SFW -- the video in it isn't.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 18 June 2012 16:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Between this and working w Nick Cave, Shia Labeouf's "arty" period is going to be amazing.

Cunga, Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

You dislike this video. Thanks for the feedback!

Black_vegeta (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

jesus christ man is this like.. how did we even... like fuckin 500 years ago people were making beautiful art/... fuckin leonardo da vinci was doing amazing things... and now some lesbian in a jumpsuit is doing slow motion footage of naked sam witwicky murdering a babe while the sound of a slow motion plane crash goes on

Black_vegeta (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure what's worse; his penis, his ponytail, or his sad eyes.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ a sentence I never expected to read

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Popped up on blog view, mistook it for the cheesecake thread and was about to complain "why are you being so MEAN about Thom Yorke?"

Um never mind then.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like that this thread now has a definitive answer to the question posed.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha I was thinking that too

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why the hate for Sigor Ros? Shia Labeouf's ponytailed penis.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

just saw shia's la boeuf ... God, these Icelandic motherfuckers DEFY parody,

notlih sirap (Eisbaer), Monday, 23 July 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Alack:

"Sigur Rós would like to apologise to anyone disappointed not to see the band's Bestival performance live online last night. Early in the day a decision had been made to delay broadcast till after the show to give the band a chance to review the footage ahead of webcast, since they were dismayed that their guaranteed 'darkness' slot had been pushed into daylight by the expansive demands of the headliner.

"The band's only UK show of the year, this would-be highlight of the 2012 calendar, would have to be conducted without proper lights or visuals. Sadly then, a perfect storm of production issues and technical problems conspired to mean that the band went on to have a thoroughly miserable experience onstage too. And to spare everyone’s blushes a decision was made to draw a discrete veil over proceedings."

All of which is their way of saying "We wish we didn't have to have photos like this taken of us in broad daylight oh god please delete":

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

they lost a member and got heavier and i find myself liking the new song, which would make it the first thing i've enjoyed from them in ages

here's the artwork for the new album, kveikur

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 22 March 2013 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Got a friend's ticket to their show at MSG last night, a more muscular performance than expected. Between that and this single, genuinely looking forward to this album.

thistle supporter (mcoll), Tuesday, 26 March 2013 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

They played the title track on Jimmy Fallon the other night and it's pretty intense, too.

Austin, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

New album out today.

djh, Monday, 17 June 2013 20:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

Have the vinyl on reserve for pick up on Wednesday. Oh yes, it will be a good day.

Austin, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 01:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

album is great

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 01:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Not really doing it for me.

djh, Saturday, 29 June 2013 22:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's a neat album, but i think valtari was a bit better.

BringTheAuBonPain, Saturday, 29 June 2013 23:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

i liked the riceboysleepiness of valtari.

the opening track on this one kind of announces itself and then ... the album goes nowhere.

djh, Sunday, 30 June 2013 18:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Loved Valtari .. but the Valtari Film Experiment did nothing for me whatsoever - actually, it was at risk of making Valtari slightly less good.

djh, Sunday, 18 August 2013 21:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Surprised to hear Sigur Ros in a cream cheese advert ...

djh, Monday, 23 September 2013 18:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Having completed a Gus Gus best of, now making a CDR80 of Sigur Ros.

djh, Friday, 29 November 2013 23:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

djh, Sunday, 6 July 2014 13:36 (10 months ago) Permalink

djh, Sunday, 6 July 2014 13:36 (10 months ago) Permalink

^ Just found while pottering on the internet. Surprised I hadn't heard before.

djh, Sunday, 6 July 2014 13:37 (10 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

http://fieldrecording.net/2014/08/06/sound-jokulsarlon-1/

djh, Thursday, 18 September 2014 21:55 (8 months ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

Still my favourite initial exchange of any thread, anyways, much expanded ágætis byrjun coming soon -

"announcing the expanded limited edition boxset of ágætis byrjun


to mark its 16th birthday, a definitive, much expanded edition of ágætis byrjun is in the works for early summer. the deluxe boxset edition will feature previously unheard studio recordings and rare live versions from this pivotal period in the band's development, as well as a welter of photographic and documentary material from their personal archives and plenty more besides. it will be a beautiful thing to behold, and the last word in completist editions of sigur rós catalogue releases.

while we are still finalising design and content - and will share with you as soon as it's fixed - we wanted you to know about this now [as well as other expanded editions of von and ( )], since the band's first three albums have all just become available on re-mastered, heavyweight vinyl for the first time in ages. go either look for the vinyl reissues now, or hang on for something grander still."

MaresNest, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 09:39 (3 months ago) Permalink

wax cylinder?

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:07 (3 months ago) Permalink

man, i remember when sigur ros were (in my mind) the most exciting band in the world. i had to order the ny batteri EP from my local indie and i devoured ágætis byrjun when it came out. but never has my interest in a band waned so quickly than after that. but those records were GOOD and I could be tempted to return to them. Think I still have Ny Batteri and ágætis byrjun in their OG cardboard sleeves. Wonder if they're worth anything at all.

Broth Viking (dog latin), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:43 (3 months ago) Permalink

This remains my favourite thing they ever did. Verges on black metal:

Broth Viking (dog latin), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:46 (3 months ago) Permalink

man, i remember when sigur ros were (in my mind) the most exciting band in the world. i had to order the ny batteri EP from my local indie and i devoured ágætis byrjun when it came out. but never has my interest in a band waned so quickly than after that. but those records were GOOD and I could be tempted to return to them. Think I still have Ny Batteri and ágætis byrjun in their OG cardboard sleeves. Wonder if they're worth anything at all.

I loved Ágætis byrjun too. I revisited it recently and still enjoyed it. (), however, is boring in 2015.

Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:48 (3 months ago) Permalink

yeah everything they did afterwards sounded very boring indeed. tv ident music. or am i just saying that because a tv station in the UK did use one of their songs as an ident? i liked SR when they hinted at folky grimness, but they decided to go down a more ambient/Radiohead-lite path I wasn't mad keen on. 2000 felt like post-rock was going to be the saviour of music music but so few bands managed to follow up on their promises.

Broth Viking (dog latin), Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:58 (3 months ago) Permalink

Agetis Byrjun is easily their worst album.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:12 (3 months ago) Permalink

( ) has my fave bits on it.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:48 (3 months ago) Permalink

I had the same experience. Absolutely blown away by the Sven-g-Englar and Ny Batteri singles, and I loved the album. I thought it was a refreshing take on the quiet/loud dynamic that Mogwai and Godspeed were doing--it was just more sensuous and less didactic. My love of that record kept me on board for ( ) and Takk, though I never really connected beyond a couple of tracks on that latter album. I never bought another album after that though I paid attention to singles.

Now I'm totally uninterested in new stuff and the idea of going back to those earlier albums feels like a chore, aside from some nostalgia for Sven-g-Englar.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:50 (3 months ago) Permalink

remember REALLY liking (). i still have it but haven't felt a desire to hear it in years. i jumped off the bus after that though.

marcos, Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:40 (3 months ago) Permalink


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