Why the hate for Sigur Ros?

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i think he meant the first three threads of this whole thread.

Kim you either sink or swim as they say. just talk about stuff you like and ILM will amaze you with its info and fandom.

Bee OK, Thursday, 19 August 2010 02:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

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Bee OK, Thursday, 19 August 2010 02:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Well I for one miss ya, Kimmo.

Sean Carruthers, Thursday, 19 August 2010 03:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

band needs to put out a new record imo

markers, Thursday, 19 August 2010 03:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yes, markers, many bands do. Not this band, though.

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Thursday, 19 August 2010 05:26 (seven years ago) Permalink


markers, Thursday, 19 August 2010 05:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

I did mean the very first three posts of this thead fwiw. :(

disastrous sixth series (MaresNest), Thursday, 19 August 2010 08:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

I can't really express why, but this band had the quickest trajectory from "OMG they are AMAZING" to "GTFO of my face" for me. If they'd been a one-hit wonder that came up with Itchy Woo and then disappeared back to whatever Icelandic fairytale they emerged out of, they would be secure in "all time favourites" category but they just kind of hung around and outstayed their welcome and then became an irritant. Kind of like the first time you hear them do THAT THING it's the most astonishing trick ever, but it's like marzipan, it tastes great in small doses but any more than that and you feel completely sick.

Karen D. Tregaskin, Thursday, 19 August 2010 09:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

bands like this kind of make me envious of their fans

I mean, the fans LOVE these guys a lot and get rapturous joy from them. I would love to get that type of delirious joy from them; instead, I get aggravated that I find the actual music super annoying, which is then magnified by the feeling that I'm missing out on something and if I just looked at it like this I would get it and be just as mind blown as their fanbase, which prompts me to listen to way too much of something I really don't care for before giving up in frustration and proclaiming them the worst fucking thing ever.

I don't feel this way about every band I dislike (brokenCYDE, for example, could jump into a bonfire and it would be zero skin off of my nose) but Sigur Ros is a band that, on paper, I should really really dig, so it's frustrating when I don't and I don't have a concrete reason for it. (Well actually I do, I really hate the singer like to unreasonable levels, but it's not like he's super idiosyncratic or the worst singer in the world or anything like that.)

Trouble-Making Foods (HI DERE), Thursday, 19 August 2010 13:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

That's the thing. That I hate bands which I should by all rights like, but just leave me cold, way more than I hate bands in which I am completely uninterested and uninvested. It's almost more of an insult to do something I'm generally in favour of badly, or in a way that misses the mark, than it is to do something I would not otherwise like at all.

Mind you, I haven't listened to a Sigur Ros album since {} so I'm going to go on Spotify now and work out if I still hate them, or just hate the idea of them.

Karen D. Tregaskin, Thursday, 19 August 2010 14:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

For me it's fairly simple — their chord changes are boring and predictable, Jónsi's voice is irritatingly twee and their songs go on for far too long without any development. (I'm a former fan, fwiw)

albino python on cocaine (corey), Thursday, 19 August 2010 14:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

I am now listening to the one with the naked butts on it. And timing how long it takes me to get cross, give up and go back to Altern8.

Karen D. Tregaskin, Thursday, 19 August 2010 14:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

We're really living in strange times. Who could've imagined Justin Bieber could trigger a Sigur Rós revival?

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Thursday, 19 August 2010 14:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Two and a half songs and I've started skipping. This doesn't even sound like Sigur Ros, it just sounds like generic indie. I'm gonna try another album because this doesn't even sound like what I started hating Sigur Ros for, it just sounds like Keane run through Babelfish.

Karen D. Tregaskin, Thursday, 19 August 2010 14:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm still down with Agaetis Byrjun and a few other select tracks. But I've no desire to hear new Sigur Ros.

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Thursday, 19 August 2010 14:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

the record with the naked butts is bad

call all destroyer, Thursday, 19 August 2010 14:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

but i'll def ride for agaetis, (), like half of takk, and that weird double ep they released

call all destroyer, Thursday, 19 August 2010 14:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

I was tempted by naked Nordic butt, alright?

Takk is sound more Sigur Ros-y but I think I have just completely burned out on this kind of music, possibly forever. I just reached saturation point with that sweeping-post-rock-soundscape stuff through overexposure and can no longer put any more in my ear holes.

Also, enough with the plinky plonky glockenspiel noises, argh.

Karen D. Tregaskin, Thursday, 19 August 2010 14:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ok, halfway through Glosoli they actually turned into Sigur Ros again and I actually quite like it.

Now if I could find a way to play this with Altern8 beats underneath, *that* would be the best thing in the history of the world forever.

Karen D. Tregaskin, Thursday, 19 August 2010 14:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

if you make half of takk all of takk, cad more or less otm

markers, Thursday, 19 August 2010 14:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Mares -- ohhhhhkay, duh! just my own paranoia about sounding naive. haven't talked much about music in a while.

am ten years familiar with ILM, Bee. it has sometimes amazed me, yes. :)

(miss you too stinku!)

Kim, Thursday, 19 August 2010 14:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

That album cover is totally frightening, it's like something you'd expect from Billy Corgan. I think I'm over it now and I'm ready to give this album a chance. Thanks for the thread revival Kim!

I really really really don't understand people who were floored by "Agetis Byrjun" and then claimed to have stopped listening to Sigur Ros because they got boring. "Agetis Byrjun" is by far their most boring, least focused, most meandering album.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:01 (seven years ago) Permalink


StanM, Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

you might have a harder time getting over it then Barry because it's not just the album cover. Jonsi seems to be into this whole woodsy birdman sprite "look" (check out some live performances and the vid for Go Do). it's like he's channeling the spirit of Jon Anderson circa Brother of Mine or Gowan's Strange Animal phase. yet, still i like it.

Kim, Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

agaetis byrjun contains their only truly brilliant song though (Nice Weather For Airstrikes)

acoleuthic, Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm sorry, I can't do any more than 20 minutes, I'm back to Full On Mask Hysteria on Spotify.

Somewhere, my dirty dronerock past is weeping into its oscillator banks.

Karen D. Tregaskin, Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

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 (seven years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
two 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 (six 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 (six years ago) Permalink

ok but Reed has to sing in hopelandish.

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

four 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 (five years ago) Permalink

single is a bit long:

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

Who's that rapper on track 4 ?

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

three weeks pass...

Really looking forward to this.

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

one month passes...

Ding dong.


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

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

You dislike this video. Thanks for the feedback!

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

^^^ a sentence I never expected to read

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

haha I was thinking that too

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

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

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

one month passes...

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

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

one month passes...


"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 (five years ago) Permalink

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