Ágætis Byrjun (studio album) by Sigur Rós

Ágætis Byrjun
Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
Year: 1999
Overall rank: 63rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,552 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 (63rd)

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Ágætis Byrjun is ranked as the best album by Sigur Rós.

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Ágætis Byrjun track list

  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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Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,552 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 86.1/100, a mean average of 84.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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85/100
From 06/04/2021 22:00
Minha descoberta pessoal do ano! To todo cagado, que álbum incrível!
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From 02/03/2021 00:50
Still need to listen to this a dozen more times to become familiar with every track, but it's still awesome. Unique and gorgeous
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From 08/05/2020 21:19
Didn't understood the hype
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From 07/28/2020 07:21
I see... this is what heaven sounds like...
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From 05/30/2020 12:29
Fav. Tracks: Svefn-G-Englar, Starálfur.
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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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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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