AOTY 2019

In The Silence

Ásgeir - In The Silence
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2014 Ratings: #346 / 845
User Score
Based on 56 ratings
2014 Ratings: #167
January 27, 2014 / Release Date
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One Little Indian / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The Line of Best Fit

In The Silence is a complete package. It’s got pristine pop lacquer, it’s full of hum-along motifs, it’s got moments you can dance to and moments you can chill to; the lyrics are emotive, and every instrumental performance is as powerful as the Ark Of The Covenant.

80
The Skinny

A first listen might trigger Bon Iver, log cabins, and wistful Scandinavian serenity, but beyond the vaporous vocals and bucolic guitar there’s a richness and craftsmanship to the record which justifies his volcanic, chart-topping ascent.

80
Drowned in Sound

Ásgeir’s voice doesn’t lose any of its beauty when singing in English either, with his affecting tone sitting somewhere between Jonsi and Bon Iver.

80
musicOMH

His control of his voice is total, each note and harmony planned and systematically executed, and yet still effortlessly emotive and expressive.

70
NME

It’s easy to hear his plaintive songs, full of heartbreak, mountains and fjords, and picture Ásgeir recording in Bon Iver-style isolation. 

tha138
66
Masculin pop from Iceland that tries to mix the universal language with the nordic character.
But still missed the heart.
5incolineas
70
"El paso al inglés no ha representado una pérdida de estética para el cantautor islandés, Ásgeir Trausti. Tampoco se aminora la ternura en este “internacionalizado” debut".

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zeldox
96
One can not imagine pop music better than this. Tunes are both easy to listen and musically perfect. Album has an atmosphere. The star is born!
80
Nederlandstalige review op Blackpool: http://blckpl.blogspot.be/2014/01/review-asgeir-in-silence.html
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Track List

  1. Higher
  2. In The Silence
  3. Summer Guest
  4. King and Cross
  5. Was There Nothing?
  6. Torrent
  7. Going Home
  8. Head In The Snow
  9. In Harmony
  10. On That Day
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Added on: December 21, 2013