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Ágætis Byrjun (album) by Sigur Rós

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Ágætis Byrjun
Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós (1999)
Overall rank: 65th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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86/100 (from 1,379 votes)
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Accolades: Award Best album of 1999 (1st)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1990s (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (65th)

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90/100
From doubleA 3 days ago
This album really represents why we love music so much. The emotional power the tracks have is so immense, the vast atmosphere of greatness is oh so present. If you haven't listened to this, give it a shot. Most likely it will not disappoint!
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From Altsoul
Pretty atmospheric and cautivating. I am somehow much more triggered by the second half, but is not that the first half is boring.
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This is hauntingly, out of this world beautifull.
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From Montpejo
Standouts: Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása, Svefn-G-Englar, Olsen Olsen, Starálfur
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From Kurtco
I am a big fan of Icelandic music, especially drone and post-rock music by Sigur Rós. "Agætis byrjun" translates to "A good start" or "A new start". And this album is really an excellent debut album. This music, which evokes a Joy Division produced by Arvo Pärt, does not know on Earth any worthy listener. From the outset, it is of course this voice that terrace, destabilizes. We say that this voice can only be natural, born of a secret pact with elves. Church organ with psychedelism, guitars in bursts, martial rhythm: the dynamics of these songs is really staggering, this music reminds us of the peaceful plain of Snæefellsjökull at the jagged volcanic heights of Hvannadalshnjúkur. An ability to take everything away rarely crossed in recent years? only Radiohead, Buckley, Spiritualized or My Bloody Valentine have been able to answer calls to disobey their guitars. In these songs, one quickly realizes that the symphonic is siphoned, that the lyricism becomes, released in the hostile nature of Iceland, a wild beast.

10/10

Best track: "Svefn-G-Englar"
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70/100
Everything about this album makes me think it was produced by a very chill and illuminated alien species.
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90/100
Ideal for driving in the dead of night. Even if you don't know what they're saying, the entire album builds an atmosphere unlike anything I've heard before.
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Top 3:
Svefn-g-englar / Viorar Vel Til Loftarasa / Olsen Olsen
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You may not know what jonsi is saying, but it's ok because you know this album will always be there for you.
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Let's rock!!!

...okay, maybe not.
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