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Ágætis Byrjun (album) by Sigur Rós

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Ágætis Byrjun
Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós (1999)
Overall rank: 66th   Overall chart history
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86/100 (from 1,353 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 (66th)

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From Montpejo 03/02/2019 04:22
Standouts: Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása, Svefn-G-Englar, Olsen Olsen, Starálfur
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From Kurtco 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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From Cargusbralem 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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90/100
From TheKameraEye 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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From Unicynical 10/03/2018 18:38
Top 3:
Svefn-g-englar / Viorar Vel Til Loftarasa / Olsen Olsen
Highlights:
All the rest
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From LullabyPuppet 07/11/2018 21:08
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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From emptysquares 07/04/2018 19:25
Let's rock!!!

...okay, maybe not.
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From mdbaxter 06/18/2018 19:28
This and Loveless are probably my two favorite albums where I have no idea what they're saying.
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From YoungstaKevz20 05/22/2018 11:54
Great album
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