Sigur Rós Sell Out. Not Really.

I posted about Sigur Rós and their ability to tingle the spine previously, and with the release of 2008’s “Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust” (“With Buzzing In Our Ears We Play Endlessly”, of course – is your Icelandic really that rusty?), comes the title track…uhm, half the title track…”Við spilum endalaust” (“We Play Endlessly”. I actually figured that one out without looking it up. Clever, huh?)

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A bit of a departure from their previous work, “Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust” has shorter, more…I hasten to use the term “radio-friendly”, and “accessible” does an injustice to their wonderfully accessible back catalogue…but you get the gist. “Við spilum endalaust” is a wonderful example – swelling and ebbing, overflowing with joy, building, building, building…

A pounding drum, a falsetto vocal, pianos and a brass section flowing over it all…possibly the most wonderfully uplifting Icelandic song in the world. That I’ve heard, anyway.

Joyous.

Sigur Rós – Við Spilum Endalaust

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2 comments

  1. >> A pounding drum, a falsetto vocal, pianos and a brass section flowing over it all…possibly the most wonderfully uplifting Icelandic song in the world. That I’ve heard, anyway.<<

    … apart from Hopipolla, of course! :)

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