Ágætis Byrjun (studio album) by Sigur Rós

Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
Year: 1999
Overall rank: 64th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,602 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 (64th)

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

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86/100 (from 1,602 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 86.0/100, a mean average of 84.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.

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90/100
From 05/11/2022 10:09
Album Rating: 84.89
(764/9)

1.Intro [Hidden Track]. (N/A - 55 - N/A)
2.Svefn-G-Englar. 90
3.Starálfur. 87
4.Flugufrelsarinn. 91
5.Ný Batterí. 86
6.Hjartað Hamast (Bamm Bamm Bamm). 93
7. Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása. 84
8.Olsen Olsen. 85
9.Ágætis Byrjun. 76
10.Avalon. 72
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85/100
From 01/28/2022 14:01
This album is menacing and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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85/100
From 01/03/2022 10:50
First heard this in 2018 and it was absolutely beautiful and transcending - I think it added to the other-worldliness that it was in Iceland (and some of his own made up gobble-di-gook)
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80/100
From 12/01/2021 03:42
It’s beautiful and well constructed. Wish I knew what the heck they were singing about.
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80/100
From 11/03/2021 01:28
What on Earth is this? It's amazing and confusing, and feels like I need to spend a day in a bathtub listening to it on repeat to get the entire experience.
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From 10/21/2021 22:31
This masterwork transcends all musical boundaries. It is the essence of life itself. They put everything they had and are into this project. I would recommend this album to everyone on Earth. Listen with a friend!
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From 09/18/2021 10:14
Suena bien. Es un disco que me relaja bastante
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50/100
From 09/14/2021 16:33
Sigur Rós paint a drab, dull, nearly colorless picture in a way I'd rather not relive.
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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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90/100
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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