AOTY 2021
Sigur Rós - Takk...
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2005 Ratings: #41 / 465
User Score
Based on 434 ratings
2005 Ratings: #13
Liked by 27 people
September 13, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sigur Rós, Ken Thomas / Producer
Post-Rock, Dream Pop / Genres
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This has been my go-to sleep album the past few weeks, and I mean that in the most endearing way possible.

Sigur Ros has quickly become one of my favorite bands ever since I first heard them back in February. They have so many amazing albums under their belt, with their sophomore output Agaetis Byrjun being my 10th favorite album ever recorded. With the stunning vocal work of frontman Jonsi, orchastraic and grandiose instrumentation, and an overall ethereal and mythical atmosphere, there are ... read more
In the middle of the forest.

It's quiet. The snow slowly drifting to the ground, looking outside one would see the trees serenely illuminated by the moonlight.
It's late but somehow also bright outside. Wrapped in a hundred blankets you are far from the cold. The log cabin is a 10 minute drive to the nearest road, but you feel safer then ever.

You can vaguely hear the fire crackling in the background. The smell of fir fills has been filling your lungs. Slowly drifting to sleep, alone among ... read more
Beautiful indeed but i can’t help myself but being dissapointed. Hoppipolla is one of my most beloved songs but the rest isn’t that remarkable and sounds kinda samey. Too much reverb and uninspiring song strucktures are making this album one of the weakest from the band’s whole catalog. Some good moments for sure but that was definitely not enough.

Album cover - 8/10
I'm probably gonna repeat myself a lot, but this is yet ANOTHER incredible record. Beautiful, spacey atmosphere, breathtaking vocals from Jónsi and outstanding songwriting make up some of their most emotionally resonant work yet! "Takk..." is further proof that Sigur Rós is one of the greatest names in post-rock!

Also, I've definitely heard "Hoppípolla" before somewhere. I just don't remember where...

Fav Tracks: Hoppípolla, ... read more
fuck was I doing having this at a 7 LOL this is masterpiece
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Track List

  1. Takk... 
  2. Glósóli 
  3. Hoppípolla 
  4. Með Blóðnasir 
  5. Sé Lest 
  6. Saeglópur 
  7. Mílanó
  8. Gong 
  9. Andvari 
  10. Svo Hljótt 
  11. Heysátan

Year End Lists

#7/Slant Magazine
#9/No Ripcord
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Added on: April 11, 2012