Sigur Rós - ()
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2002 Ratings: #36 / 186
User Score
Based on 362 ratings
2002 Ratings: #6
Liked by 8 people
October 29, 2002 / Release Date
LP / Format
MCA / Fat Cat / Label
Post-Rock / Genres
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thejacktackshac
56
(overrated)

Unfortunately, I've never really taken to Sigur Ros's brand of post-rock, and even though I respect the band's determination and patience in constructing their songs, I honestly don't find their material to be all that compelling. Even though they are quite a unique band in appearance (as they sing in their native Icelandic and occasionally in their "made-up" language), the elements that they assemble in making their songs are not all that unique. Especially within the ... read more
Flamingooooo
90
This is another Sigur Rós album that I consider a masterpiece. This album sounds amazing, every song is at a very high level in terms of music and adding Jonsi's voice we get something practically perfect, something that for me is already a permanent part of the day. This music makes me feel all the feelings I need when I listen to it, I feel happiness, peace, joy and even excitement. For many people this music may seem boring but I don't listen to it for fun , i do it just to enjoy the ... read more
Plats
99
"()" is yet another fantastic addition to Sigur Rós' catalog. The atmosphere is gorgeous and comforting, the production is dreamlike, the duration of the tracks are perfect and Jónsi's voice is what would happen if a baby caught on fire and got showered by a team of firefighter angels! So, I guess that means it's the usual stuff of magic the Icelandic band puts out!

Fav Tracks: Vaka, Samskeyti, Njósnavélin, Popplagið, E-Bow, Fyrsta

Least Fav Track: ... read more
ElectricMess
95
How do you make something so beautiful?
M3GAWATT
94
The idea behind this album is genius. Most of the fans of their previous album didn’t even know what they were saying but the music said everything for them anyways. So what happens when you have a fan base that doesn’t understand your language? Make up a language and say that the parenthesis represents whatever feeling the listener experiences while listening to the album. The feeling can be anything and it can be put in the parenthesis and have it be the meaning of the album for ... read more
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Year End Lists

#22/SPIN
#29/Pitchfork

Track List

  1. Untitled #1 (a.k.a. "Vaka")
  2. Untitled #2 (a.k.a. "Fyrsta")
  3. Untitled #3 (a.k.a. "Samskeyti")
  4. Untitled #4 (a.k.a. "Njósnavélin")
  5. Untitled #5 (a.k.a. "Álafoss")
  6. Untitled #6 (a.k.a. "E-Bow")
  7. Untitled #7 (a.k.a. "Dauðalagið")
  8. Untitled #8 (a.k.a. "Popplagið")
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