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Sigur Rós

Sigur RósAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (355 customer reviews)

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The first few seconds of Kveikur begin with what might be the sound of a powerful yet distant conflagration, low flying fighter jets on a bombing mission, or a handheld recording of a large collapsing building; before slamming in with a colossally distorted bass note that says: as much as the first 20 seconds have been unsettling, something ominous and potentially cataclysmic is now ... Read more in Amazon's Sigur Rós Store

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  • Audio CD (October 29, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2002
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mca
  • Run Time: 68 minutes
  • ASIN: B00006LLNU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (355 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,740 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Are Iceland’s Sigur Rós the saviors of 21st-century rock or true heirs to the silk-robed-and-platform-booted, pompous progressive rock of the '70s? On their third album (first for a major label), they are a little bit of both. The group continues to mix the most interesting aspects of U2 (the anthem), Low (the maximalist slow-mo thing), Radiohead (the utter lack of irony in the quest to make meaningful art for stadium crowds), and My Bloody Valentine (guitar as texture), while not sounding like anyone else on this planet. The average song length on the eight untitled tracks is eight minutes, with cascades of moaning, bowed guitars colliding with low-end keyboards while the lovely, alien-registered vocals of singer Jónsi float on top. Dynamics are employed spectacularly, but half of the album is spooky soundtrack music that never really goes anywhere. However, the actual songs on Two Sausages Kissing (or whatever you want to call it)--the third, sixth, eighth, and especially fourth tracks--are mind-blowers, spectacularly worth the price of admission. If they just stopped trying to reinvent the wheel all the time, Sigur Rós could really be a band for the ages. --Mike McGonigal

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All songs are untitled. Total of 8 tracks.

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308 of 315 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Ethereal, Ambient, Winter-Symphony September 14, 2003
By Samhot
Format:Audio CD
Bassist Georg Holm has once said in an interview that Sigur Ros weren't a political band, and didn't necessarily have too much to say, other than the fact that they wanted to communicate emotion (subconscious, unconscious) through their instruments. Perhaps this is why the band chose to leave absolutely no credits or lyrics in the sleeve for ( ) (2002).
You don't necessarily need written lyrics (or titles) for this intense experience. Just close your eyes, slip into this 72-minute slice of nirvana, and follow whatever feeling states draw to the surface as you listen. Like the icy-looking cover art, this music is the equivalent of a Winter night, and the thoughts and emotions that are conjured with it: cold, beautiful, dreamy, poignant, nocturnal, encircling, haunting and soothing. While the music is "cold," it isn't cold in an unemotional sense, as the album features nothing but overflowing emotion. The soundcapes are mellow, lush and elegant, while the instrumentation is generally used in ambient fashion, which allow certain atmospheres to be created more effectively. And added to this, the tracks are mostly extended, so the album is probably not recommended for listeners who want quick blasts of aggression, or who want short, catchy pop tunes.
As far as my personal interpretation of the album, or what it conjures through me? I see it as an album divided into two halves (which can also be equivalent to the two parentheses): The first four tracks comprising the "(" half seem like the equivalent of a lonely Winter night, featuring a long snow-capped landscape, and the stars shining at their brightest above.
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ( ..speechless.. ) October 30, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Quiet simply...the album is amazing. I purchased it before a long drive to grad school and it will forever remind me of my dark drive down the highway. There is just something that stays with me after I heard this album for the first time. It's hard to explain, but you'll feel it. The vocals, though free from actual words, allow listeners to create their own meaning--to make them their own (something that is encouraged by the blank pages of the CD booklet). And though I'd like to avoid the cliché, I can't--it reaches out and touches you.
Comprised of eight tracks, each of which is untitled, the album is divided into two separate parts. The first four are what I consider to be the "dawn" or "awakening". Their ethereal presence, soft vocals, and dream-like melodies are often so subtle they seem to evaporate into thin air. It is this ability to make memorable music that doesn't stand out which marks the return of ambient music to its rightful place. As Brian Eno first did, Sigur Ros now continues the task of creating music that is heard but not listened to. Quite simply, these first four tracks are the soundtrack for our thoughts when we're not thinking.
If the first half of the album is the innocence, the last represents the "dusk" or dark side of our conscious. Though subtle in part, this half of the album carries listeners to the edge of their thoughts with elaborate builds and then, suddenly, sets them free with crashing crescendos, pulsating drums, and guitar work that continues where Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" left off. Not to slight the other members of the band, but it is in this half of the album that Jónsi's haunting vocals truly shine. So angelic yet emotional, his voice, his "words" are universal.
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75 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Untitled as the Music Speaks For Itself November 23, 2002
By mark
Format:Audio CD
Following their mind-blowing worldwide juggernaut of a record in Agaetis Byrjun, Iceland's Sigur Ros had really no place to go but down. Their second album gained them worldwide acclaim and this record justly was one of the most anticipated of the whole year. '( ),' their major label debut, against all odds, has possibly matched the brilliance of it's predecessor and has expanded the sound of the band into new, even more interesting territories.
'Agaetis Byrjun' was filled with bombastic string arrangements that soared and gave the songs real huge dimensions. This record is amazingly different, in a kind of way I personally thought Sigur Ros wouldn't venture. They've stripped down their sound, but at the same time drawn it into a tight sound that seems just as natural as their previous airy soundscapes. The new compactness relies on the intense percussion of their drummer and then the songs are built off that extremely strong foundation. All the familiar elements of the band are here, but used in new ways. Jonsi's otherworldly androgynous vocals return as does his "hopelandish" (his own self created language) lyrics, that aren't meant to have any literal meaning, but act as another instrument in the sound. When couple with his guitar playing with a bow, it can't be beat.
The record comes with no real title, just usually referred to by the apostrophe shaped cut outs on the albums slip cover. The songs, averaging about 9 minutes, are also untitled. Critics will like to rag on these as pretensions, but it couldn't be more untrue. Sigur Ros like to create, as they themselves call it, a fully interactive music. The listener is able to free their mind of any kind of pre-conceived concept and create their own meanings and lyrics.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice gift
Bought as a gift and they enjoy it.
Published 17 days ago by lauribell
1.0 out of 5 stars Will it hurt when I hit that overpass support at 80 MPH?
If you're into made up languages and jerking the steering wheel of your car into an embankment while listening to music, this is the CD for you! Read more
Published 1 month ago by S. Jeffries
5.0 out of 5 stars Ethereal & peaceful
Ethereal is the only way to describe this album. It takes me to a beautiful place. Something I will listen to over and over.
Published 10 months ago by M. Lanphier
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice CD
This CD is wonderful, very clear and well packaged. I had no issue with cracks or any other kind of flaw. It came on time and has a wonderful design. Read more
Published 11 months ago by C. G. Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Ethereal
Much better than the Celtic Monks, or whale songs that people tend to buy for ambiance. This CD will bring you down emotionally as well as bring you back up.
Published 11 months ago by M. Lunde
5.0 out of 5 stars Sigur
Sigur has done it again! I bought this as a surprise gift for my boyfriend (we both enjoy their music) and we couldn't love this more.
Published 13 months ago by Gaby
5.0 out of 5 stars great album!!!
I love Sigur Ros, and this is the best other than takk. The seller was prompt and the product was what I had ordered.
Published 13 months ago by Steven Calabrese
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
I really enjoy Sigur Ros. This is the second album I bought & I'm planning on buying more albums. The music relaxes me after a stressful day. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Vamp
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally available on vinyl for a reasonable price!
This is a repressing of the original () album and it is a godsend for fans of Sigur Ros. The original might set you back $100+ (IF you can find it) but this one is just right. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Paul Juliano
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Changing Experience
That's what this and their first album did to me. This album in particularly has this heavenly ambiance yet contrasting with its other half where the mood becomes deeply... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Sam Compton Leslie
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