Agaetis Byrjun

Sigur Rós - Agaetis Byrjun
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
1999 Ratings: #8 / 98
User Score
Based on 524 ratings
1999 Ratings: #2
June 12, 1999 / Release Date
LP / Format
Pias / Fat Cat / Bad Taste / Label
Post-Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Tiny Mix Tapes

Ágætis Byrjun is an album for the heart and soul -- an album for your life.

100
Sputnikmusic

For all of the hyperbole thrown at this album, it still remains indescribable. It sounds other worldly, while seeming so beautiful and so natural. It represents a standard, and one the band really have yet to duplicate, yet somehow, it’s impossible to think that they really ever will.

94
Pitchfork

Sigur Rós effortlessly make music that is massive, glacial, and sparse. They are Hidden People ... They are the first vital band of the 21st Century.

fakeplasticrose
97
Someone ban me from giving 10s please
exception
95
Showing a lighter and more abstract side of post-rock, Sigur Rós' masterpiece is among some of the most otherworldly music I have ever come across. Throughout over an hour of music that ranges from piano and flute-driven songs to more traditionally rock songs, the sonic range that the band crosses is wider than the vast majority of nearly any other album. Extremely soft at times, and then pummeling into the depths of your ears, Agaetis Byrjun stands alone as a beautiful milestone in ... read more
BradTasteMusic
40
This is quite easily one of the most boring listens I have had in a while. And I am usually a sucker for post rock

Edit: I bought the CD expecting that I’d maybe have it click if I listened again in a new environment... but no. This album doesn’t work for me. I don’t like how it is mixed. It sounds like one giant post rock cliche. I don’t mind others liking it, just I can’t take this boring album.
zachthesnack
98
Quite easily one of the most beautiful albums ever recorded
amw100
91
this album's highs are some of the best music ive listened to, unfortunately it drags a lil at times... also i wish i understood some of the lyrics because they seemed extremely important
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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Svefn g englar
  3. Staralfur
  4. Flugufrelsarinn
  5. Ny batteri
  6. Hjartad hamast
  7. Vidrar vel til loftarasa
  8. Olsen olsen
  9. Agaetis byrjun
  10. Avalon
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