Sunday, December 14, 2008

#18 Album of 2008: Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust - Sigur Ros

Með suð í Eyrum við Spilum Endalaust

Sigur Ros
XL Records.

Each time I hear the latest from this Icelandic sensation, I’m reminded of two undeniable truths: how good this album really is, and how much I take them for granted. That an album of this caliber was met with only pleasant reactions (from myself and critics at large) is appalling. Although With a Buzz in Our Ear… certainly bares a transitional sound, it’s caught between two great sonic strongholds; the clattering, heart-pounding idealism of ‘Gobbledigook’ and the delicate richness of ‘Illgresi’. Yes, the band have traveled these paths before, but it’s as stunning a journey as ever.

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