( ) (studio album) by Sigur Rós

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( ) by Sigur Rós
Year: 2002
Overall rank: 334th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 756 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2002 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (55th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (334th)

Sigur Rós bestography

( ) is ranked 3rd best out of 19 albums by Sigur Rós on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sigur Rós is Ágætis Byrjun which is ranked number 65 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 23,095.

Sigur Rós album bestography « Higher ranked (325th) This album (334th) Lower ranked (1,011th) »
Takk...( )Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust

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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 82.1/100, a mean average of 81.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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100/100
From 02/15/2020 01:19
It's for a golden-hour summer in the woods, a dark wintery night on a mountain, the first fall of leaves in the autumn and when the snow melts in the spring. It's for every moment, big or small, happy or sad, lonely or comforted. A masterpiece.
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From 10/01/2019 11:14
If you’re ever feeling a bit on edge, irritated, or like you’re about to lash out at someone you love, just pop this album on and let go.

I’m lying on a gently moving cloud, but it’s warm and snug and I am floating over ice-melts in an Icelandic summer burst of lushness. This is just about the most perfect eyes-closed album. It only rates as a 90 because I can never easily tell anyone what the album is called.
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From 05/31/2019 23:17
I remember the first time I watched a Sigur Ros video. I remember an apocalyptical kindergarten, where kids acted like kids running around ashes and snow from the nuclear winter. There we have the tension of the whole album: a celebration of innocence and life even in the most unrelenting spaces. In the Ambiental sounds that create darkness, Jonsi's voice grows.
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85/100
From 02/09/2019 14:54
Got into this Icelandic band in 2018 and enjoy their ambient electronic sound. Who cares if you cant understand the words - often he isn't even using Icelandic words - it's more about the feel. This isn't a dire album unless you want to feel dire - place your own emotions onto the soundscape.
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90/100
From 09/21/2018 12:40
Everything on this album sounds the same, and I can't tell if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
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From 01/01/2018 05:11
Very soothing and enjoyable album. My only concern is that it seems to go on for just a bit too long.
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80/100
From 09/05/2017 05:03
The most brooding Sigur Ros piece I have found so far. It seems slower, heavier, and more spacious than "Aegetis Byrjum" (or however its spelled), and all that along with being darker compared to "Takk...", my personal favorite.
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75/100
From 07/25/2017 00:41
I loved Ágætis Byrjun, but found this pretty boring, and I'm not sure why.
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55/100
From 02/21/2017 09:14
I did really enjoy three or four other Sigur Ros albums. However, this one I feel is almost too Sigur Ros, its just a tad boring at times. The second half of the album is definitely stronger for me.
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95/100
From 09/08/2016 16:29
I don't want to absolutely love sigur ros and put all of their albums on my top 100, but once you start listening to an album by them..you get in this lull..and the atmosphere is so pretty and you feel calm and ahh..I love it..im going to see them live too for the first time in a month..Super Excited!!
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