Kveikur (studio album) by Sigur Rós

Kveikur by Sigur Rós
Year: 2013
Release date: 2013-06-12
Overall rank: 1,385th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 390 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2013 (28th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (214th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,385th)

Sigur Rós bestography

Kveikur is ranked 5th best out of 21 albums by Sigur Rós on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sigur Rós is Ágætis Byrjun which is ranked number 76 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,970.

Sigur Rós album bestography « Higher ranked (1,078th) This album (1,385th) Lower ranked (1,732nd) »
Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustKveikurValtari

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 390 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.8/100, a mean average of 75.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.4.

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From 10/23/2022 23:22
Another fantastic album musically that has all the diversity and quality you come to expect on a Sigur Ros record. The start of the album is pure brilliance with that 3-track run right at the start blowing me away the first time I heard this record. They really come into their own on longer songs as their musical abilities and quality is really allowed to be shown off. This leads to some delicate and genius instrumentation which can only be sat back and admired by the listener. The rest of the album isn't up to this same level though and I do find the back end of the record feeling quite slow and not engaging me enough for my liking. Despite this, there are still some hidden gems amongst this such as Stormur which has quickly become one of my favourite songs from this group. The all-round performances are just incredible as well especially the vocals once again which sound just as fresh on this record as they did on their first ever release. Overall, this record is more evidence to back up the fact that this group are one of the best in the history of music and they have one of the most consistent discographies I have ever looked into.
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From 11/15/2021 13:54
Perde um pouco de força no final, mas ainda brilhante.
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85/100
From 07/06/2017 17:20
Such an underrated album. One of Sigur Rós' best.
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From 12/23/2016 22:28
Even though Agaetis Byrjun is their best album IMO, but this is my current favorite Sigur Ros album.
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From 05/09/2016 15:18
This album deserves to be higher.
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From 06/05/2014 00:18
so disappointing. when i heard Brennisteinn and Kveikur, i had very high expectations. but much of the album was just the opposite of what i was expecting. i didn't want any cutesy, coldplay-esque dream-pop songs.
still, Hrafntinna is good, and Blapradur is alright. but i prefer Valtari
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From 03/26/2014 06:10
Best Sigur Ros record yet. I know.. how preposterous!? This album remains accessible while giving us this new tortured near-hellish type sound all while giving us glimmers of the blissful Sigur Ros we all know and love. This album is tighter thematically too (not sure how many people follow Sigur Ros lyrics considering "()"). There are so many sonic features on this album that should come off as gimmicky (transformer noises Michael Bay would be proud of, flawless harmonization with wolf howls) but are executed so god damn well I can't help but admit its actually awesome. Wow.
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75/100
From 03/17/2014 01:50
I really liked this album. Sigur Ros really brought it despite the lineup change.
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