Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2008 Ratings: #126 / 735
Year End Rank: #11
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Based on 157 ratings
2008 Ratings: #37
June 24, 2008 / Release Date
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EMI, XL Recordings / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
Pitchfork

In the near-decade since their 1999 breakthrough Ágætis Byrjun, Iceland's Sigur Rós have made pathos their playground. For them, "little" is scarcely an option: Instead, they've built a career out of conjuring God-sized renderings of sorrow, fragility, and teary joy, rarely on a scale anything less than epic. They've done this instinctively and automatically, sometimes to the detriment of their compositions, leaving the impression that the songs are secondary vessels for spectacle. In the sense that they're less concerned with intellectual honesty than they are with the overall visceral impact of the thing they're creating, Sigur Rós are the Michael Bays of melodrama.

CheapandLethal
65
Better stuff out there
Valefor
100
Sigur Rós are, justifiably, more loved for their ambient, oniric melodies rather than their pop fast-paced pieces, yet I found this album to show both sides of their work at their finest. I can not help but dance and smile with Inní mér syngur vitleysingur and Við spilum endalaust but there's always room for laying back and relax with Festival and Ára bátur.
NR
It's still undeniably Sigur. A record in which some moments reach the brilliance matched by their second album.
EMR
73
Still sounding beautiful and melancholic (perhaps too much), Sigur Rós' works are truly something to appreciate calmly and peacefully. Although this album is not nearly as detailed and solid in songwriting as their best, early records, there are, undeniably some good moments that resemble their greatness. The urgency of Gobbledigook and poetry of Festival show just how fantastic compositions the band is capable of putting out. There are some forgettable and self-indulgent moments in the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Gobbledigook
  2. Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
  3. Góðan daginn
  4. Við spilum endalaust
  5. Festival
  6. Með suð í eyrum
  7. Ára bátur
  8. Illgresi
  9. Fljótavík
  10. Straumnes
  11. All alright
  12. Heima (Japan, iTunes Bonus Track)
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