Sunday, November 30, 2008

WFHB Add Pool Quick Pick: Sigur Ros, "Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust"



Label: XL Recordings


Sigur Ros


Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust

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Review: With Med Sud . . ., Sigur Ros has managed to make its most accessible record (a relative statement!) to date, without compromising the beauty and subtleties that make them one-of-a-kind.  Produced by Flood (U2, Depeche Mode, etc.), this music is indescribable but beautiful and, in places, actually FUN!  Once again filled with Icelandic gibberish and quasi-fake invented language, this album soars with strings, strange acoustic guitar play, and Thom York-ish vocals.  Any track will do, but try the syncopated organic stomp of “Gobbledigook,” (track 1), the horned-up harmonizing Flaming Lips-ish “Inni Mer . . .” (track 2), the dreamscape of “Med Sud . . .” (track 6), or the sleepy-sleepy first English language track for the band, “All Alright,” (track 11).  Put a little Radiohead against it! 

comments / tracks  of interest: 1, 2, 6, 11

FCC: Are you kidding me?  THIS AIN’T EVEN ENGLISH!

reviewer:  Hopedaddy

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