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Sigur Rós

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Reykjavík, Iceland (1994 – present)

Sigur Rós are an band. The name is derived from the name of lead vocalist Jónsi Birgisson’s little sister, Sigurrós. They hail from the same creative and vibrant Icelandic music scene as múm and Amiina. They released their first ever foray into film-making with their tour documentary, Heima in late 2007.

Jón Þór Birgisson (Jónsi), Georg Hólm, and Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson formed the group in Reykjavík, Iceland in August 1994. They soon won a record deal with a local record label, Smekkleysa (Bad Taste). In 1997, they released Von (Hope) and in 1998, released a remix collection named Von Brigði. The name is Icelandic wordplay: Vonbrigði means “disappointment,” but Von brigði means “hope alteration.” (In English, the album is sometimes known by the alternative name “Recycle Bin.”)

International acclaim came with 1999’s Ágætis byrjun (“An alright start”), for which the band were joined by Kjartan Sveinsson. The album’s reputation slowly spread by word of mouth over the next two years. Soon, many critics worldwide hailed it as one of the best albums of its time and the band was playing with Radiohead and other big names. Drummer Ágúst left the band after the recording of Ágætis Byrjun and was replaced by Orri Páll Dýrason.

After the release of Ágætis Byrjun, the band became perhaps most well known for Birgisson’s signature style of playing guitar with the bow from a cello, accentuated with reverb, creating a sweeping, fluid sound that is unique for an electric guitar.

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  • Alexface21

    Hvarf seems to be massively underrated.

    24 Nov 3:17am Reply
  • weendril

    hef ekki hlustað á þeim fyrir löngu, en mér finnst ágætis byrjun er samt besta plata allra tíma

    23 Nov 11:27pm Reply
  • vrinicius

    t doesn't matter how many bands have been created, and how many bands are going to be created. There will be no band like Sigur ros. Their music is magical. [9]

    23 Nov 2:58pm Reply
  • Tasang

    It doesn't matter how many bands have been created, and how many bands are going to be created. There will be no band like Sigur ros. Their music is magical. [8]

    20 Nov 8:47pm Reply
  • terrorbusiness

    cuando estaban de moda XD

    19 Nov 9:20pm Reply
  • BrosephMcBrah

    Hoppipolla will always make me cry.

    17 Nov 5:53am Reply
  • chatorisa

    ( ) [2]

    17 Nov 4:03am Reply
  • pannaMINERALNA

    It doesn't matter how many bands have been created, and how many bands are going to be created. There will be no band like Sigur ros. Their music is magical. [7]

    15 Nov 10:17am Reply
  • jeleffto

    AB, (), Takk..., Valtari are their masterpieces. The rest are pretty good as well.

    12 Nov 12:24am Reply
  • Mork_Laerer

    Hello buddies, please, if you like this kind of music, you should follow me on Soundcloud!

    8 Nov 4:01pm Reply
  • Gyoshimaru

    It doesn't matter how many bands have been created, and how many bands are going to be created. There will be no band like Sigur ros. Their music is magical. [6]

    7 Nov 10:40pm Reply
  • ksandra_naglaya

    Ну обожаю просто..

    5 Nov 1:31pm Reply
  • Kining

    I love SR (2nd_more_scrobbled) but i recently tried to re-listen (enjoy) to Kveikur and had to stop half way through (of_boredom), ti m sorry to say this but the best thing that album offered was the tour!

    2 Nov 7:24pm Reply
  • vaka3

    It doesn't matter how many bands have been created, and how many bands are going to be created. There will be no band like Sigur ros. Their music is magical. [5]

    1 Nov 4:46pm Reply
  • SilentiumMortis

    http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/exclusive_sigur_ros_unveil_instrumental_renditions_of_kveikur_tracks.html

    29 Oct 3:06pm Reply
  • Lisiyas

    <3

    21 Oct 7:52pm Reply
  • musiciswind

    Their music is beyond this world.

    21 Oct 12:20pm Reply
  • Alexface21

    Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása. Every time.

    21 Oct 3:56am Reply
  • KarmaPolice95

    I know this is pretty shameless self-promotion, but if you're into ambient/soundscapes/etc., you might like my new release, Summer Ghosts. It's ambient music inspired by amazing talents like Sigur Rós, Jonsí & Alex, Brian Eno, Tycho, and more, so check it out if you'd like! You can find both of my releases at https://bestghosts.bandcamp.com/. Have a good one.

    19 Oct 5:41pm Reply
  • starfalcon

    Йонси, ну когда уже ты соберешься в новый тур

    19 Oct 4:42pm Reply
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