Why the hate for Sigur Ros?

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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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

You dislike this video. Thanks for the feedback!

Black_vegeta (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:27 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^^ a sentence I never expected to read

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:25 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha I was thinking that too

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:32 (3 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 (3 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

album is great

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 01:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not really doing it for me.

djh, Saturday, 29 June 2013 22:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

BringTheAuBonPain, Saturday, 29 June 2013 23:29 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

djh, Sunday, 6 July 2014 13:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

djh, Sunday, 6 July 2014 13:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

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

djh, Thursday, 18 September 2014 21:55 (11 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 (6 months ago) Permalink

wax cylinder?

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:07 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 months ago) Permalink

Agetis Byrjun is easily their worst album.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:12 (6 months ago) Permalink

( ) has my fave bits on it.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:48 (6 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 (6 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 (6 months ago) Permalink

Absolutely loved Agetis Bryjun and ( ), was pretty meh on Takk, really enjoyed Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, and haven't been too big either way on the ones since.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:46 (6 months ago) Permalink

Ny Batteri and Sven-G-Englar are possibly my two favorite songs by them. I lost track after Takk.... they're kind of a one-trick pony, no? Whichever album you heard first might be your favorite by them, they seem exchangeable. They make a good first impression but as soon as you get to a second album it feels like more of the same. A friend describes them as the AC/DC of post-rock.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 26 February 2015 20:55 (6 months ago) Permalink

the last album was really good and intense and kinda post-hardcorey in a way. haven't really listened to it since it came out though

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Thursday, 26 February 2015 20:57 (6 months ago) Permalink

Some of you that faded away with Takk should really give Með suð... a go, it really is quite an outlier from the rest of their discography. It's pretty lacking in post-rock, the songs are more traditionally formed and have a lot of folk and almost jazz influenced bits. A couple of the songs remind me of Animal Collective too. It doesn't all work, but it worked for me as a way to get interested in them again, since they weren't chasing down the same formula.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 26 February 2015 21:04 (6 months ago) Permalink

Of their relatively recent releases, I love this track:

djh, Thursday, 26 February 2015 21:06 (6 months ago) Permalink

I really liked Med Sus i Eyrum... and the first Jonsi solo album even more. Lost track after that. I've always liked them most when they played a sort of twisted popmusic. My favorite song on Agætis is Staralfur.

Frederik B, Thursday, 26 February 2015 21:26 (6 months ago) Permalink

Mind you, I still find it odd to hear them sound-tracking Philadelphia Cream Cheese and (I think, Jonsi solo) HSBC adverts.

djh, Thursday, 26 February 2015 22:11 (6 months ago) Permalink

i'm listening to agaetis for the first time in about 10 years and maybe i'm falling in love with these guys all over again. might be ready for a 1999 revival round my way soon.

Unheimlich Manouevre (dog latin), Friday, 27 February 2015 01:47 (6 months ago) Permalink

philadelphia is a quality cream cheese

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Friday, 27 February 2015 03:03 (6 months ago) Permalink

I'm not disputing that, Jón.

djh, Friday, 27 February 2015 22:24 (6 months ago) Permalink


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