Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun

 (2 LP + CD)


XL Records



Product No.:
AXLR 406101
UPC: 634904061012
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Vinyl Record & CD

No. of Discs: 3
Note: 180 Gram


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180-gram double LP plus album CD included

Classic Sigur Ros back in print!

2014 vinyl reissue. Sigur Rós'second album, Ágætis Byrjun, translates roughly to "Good Start." The album pulls no punches from the start. It pumps in the morning mist with "Sven-G-Englar" — a song of such accomplished gorgeousness that one wonders why such a tiny country as Iceland can musically outperform entire continents in just a few short minutes, writes AllMusic.

The rest of this full-length follows such similar quality. Extremely deep strings underpin falsetto wails from the mournfully epic ("Viðar Vel Tl Loftárasa") to the unreservedly cinematic ("Avalon"). One will constantly be waiting to hear what fascinating turns such complex musicianship will take at a moment's notice. At its best, the album seems to accomplish everything lagging post-shoegazers like Spiritualized or Chapterhouse once promised.

Side 1
1. Svefn-g-englar
2. Staralfur

Side 2
3. Flugufrelsarinn
4. Ny batteri

Side 3
5. Hjartao hamast
6. Viorar Vel Til Loftarasa

Side 4
7. Olsen Olsen
8. Agaetis Byrjun
9. Avalon

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