Ágætis Byrjun (album) by Sigur Rós

Ágætis Byrjun
Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
Year: 1999
Overall rank: 61st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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86/100 (from 1,479 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 (61st)

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 87 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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86/100 (from 1,479 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 85.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 86.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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From 05/30/2020 12:29
Fav. Tracks: Svefn-G-Englar, Starálfur.
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95/100
From 05/24/2020 08:46
Great album!
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90/100
From 07/19/2019 20:46
Favorite Tracks:Ny Batteri, Agaetis Byrjun
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85/100
From 06/16/2019 16:20
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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85/100
From 06/03/2019 10:20
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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From 05/27/2019 15:01
This is hauntingly, out of this world beautifull.
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From 03/02/2019 04:22
Standouts: Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása, Svefn-G-Englar, Olsen Olsen, Starálfur
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From 03/01/2019 18:52
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
From 02/19/2019 03:32
Everything about this album makes me think it was produced by a very chill and illuminated alien species.
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From 11/09/2018 12:49
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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