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Ágætis byrjun is Sigur Rós' second LP, originally released by Smekkleysa in 1999, receiving later worldwide distribution from Fat Cat in May of 2001. This album began a hype storm for the previously unheard band, earning endorsements from many critics and musicians, famously including Thom Yorke's glowing approval. It is generally considered their best-liked album, and it appeared on many critics' "best of 2000 / 2001" record lists.

The album's title came from a friend hearing the first song they had… read more

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  • Avatar for Mutanteakordeon
    My favourite album ever....
  • Avatar for WolfLambert
    Probably the best album to ever be recorded.
  • Avatar for SnapOutOflt
    This album is surreal. So beautiful...
  • Avatar for dawnclover
    This album won't stop growing on me. It was the last album by them that I heard (I got into them between the releases of "Valtari" and "Kveikur"). It's absolutely mindblowing <3
  • Avatar for arcade_water
    have just started that album, sounding like post-rock Slowdive [2]
  • Avatar for ImSoDarkOmg
    have just started that album, sounding like post-rock Slowdive
  • Avatar for reckoner07
    Somebody at NASA should launch this album on an interstellar probe so it's the first thing aliens discover about us. [121]
  • Avatar for alvinrizani
    one of the best album of last decade. worth listen before u die
  • Avatar for Ech035
    Somebody at NASA should launch this album on an interstellar probe so it's the first thing aliens discover about us. [120]
  • Avatar for Baianolucas
    dope

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