Sigur Rós - Von
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1997 Ratings: #50 / 80
User Score
Based on 126 ratings
1997 Ratings: #78
Liked by 5 people
January 14, 1997 / Release Date
LP / Format
Post-Rock / Genres
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How do you make an album that is both annoyingly lacking in ambition yet way too ambitious for its own good?

Sigur Rós has, for the most part, been regarded as one of those bands. You know the ones that i’m talking about. Bands/artists like Swans or Bjork or Godspeed You! Black Emperor that usually are elevated to these ridiculous standards of musical gods or savants, untouched by most mere mortals with music so beautiful that even ... read more
Schmoobin's Weekly Album Swap: Week #3 (01/22/2021)

[Swapped albums with Amazing Blizzard]

Earlier this month, I had numerous people complete two separate polls to ultimately decide who’s discography I was going to complete this year. Last year it was Weezer, and for 2021 my mandatory discography dive will be for Sigur Ros, a band that I know next to nothing about. My friend, Amazing Blizzard, is actually a fan of them, and knowing that I was going to have to listen to all of their ... read more
Remember when this band tried to be a shoegaze group? Good times
Oh mah gah! Das a bebe!

This ain't that bad of a debut. In fact, there's some legitimately great stuff here. The production on "Von" is beautiful and it whisks you away to a world where humanity is striving for hope and faith. It's basically the polar opposite of Godspeed You! Black Emperor in a way, but even then it's still hopeful. However, elements of the recording are a little rough at times and, as a newcomer to Sigur Rós, I wouldn't say that this is the best ... read more
First time in Iceland?
Well, since you have chosen these post-rockers as your guide, you better beware because they present a particular preference for some really unusual places.
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Track List

  1. Sigur Rós
  2. Dögun
  3. Hún Jörð …
  4. Leit að lífi
  5. Myrkur
  6. 18 sekúndur fyrir sólarupprás
  7. Hafssól
  8. Veröld ný og óð
  9. Von
  10. Mistur
  11. Syndir Guðs (Opinberun frelsarans)
  12. Rukrym
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Added on: April 19, 2013