In this chart infographic, all Sigur Rós albums ranked:
Icelandic post rock / ambient pop / experimental band “whatever” Sigur Rós has a high quality discography. In general, critics acclaimed their second album, Ágætis byrjun (“A Good Beginning”) from 1999.
In my opinion, Takk is the best album to start listening to Sigur Rós. Critics recommend it almost as much as Ágætis byrjun and although it matches with the “titleless” parentheses record, () from 2002, that 2005 album is more accessible. Much more songbook, Takk contains jewels such as Hopipolla and Glósóli.
If it is for accessible, that of the unpronounceable name of 2008, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (something like “With a ringing in our ears we play forever”) is an excellent option. My favorite today is Kveikur from 2013: a little thicker but very solid and stronger in sound. I had the grace to see them live for the tour of this album and I must say it was a sensational show.
Von (1997) and Valtari (2012) appear as the least valued, but Sigur Rós even in his least surprising efforts achieve good music. If you liked the aforementioned jobs, these two are also worth it.
Data expressed on this chart refers to critics contained about Sigur Rós discograhpy in Album of the Year.
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