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All songs are untitled. Total of 8 tracks.
Are Icelands 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
Listen with an open mind and you will really enjoy this record. Victory Rose!Published 5 months ago by dogjawinc
Can't describe how amazing this album is in words!
Atmosphere and soundscape is amazing.
The best part is when my 5 year old son heard it he instantly fell in... Read more
Beautiful two part album. Slow and haunting, then emotionally charged aggression, shown with restraint. I don't know how much sense that makes. Read morePublished 9 months ago by August Schrock
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 morePublished 12 months ago by S. Jeffries
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 21 months ago by M. Lanphier