SIGUR ROS: “( )” 2LP (reissue).

SIGUR ROS: “( )” 2LP (reissue).

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SIGUR ROS: “( )” 2LP (reissue). Released 2nd October 2020

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SIGUR ROS: “( )” 2LP (reissue). Released 2nd October 2020

The Icelandic post-rock heroes’ magnificent third album gets a very welcome reissue. While officially untitled, it is more widely known as “()” or “The Brackets Album”.

“It comprises eight untitled tracks, divided into two parts: the first four tracks are lighter and more optimistic, while the latter four are bleaker and more melancholic. The two halves are divided by a 36-second silence, and the album opens and closes with a click of distortion. Lead singer Jón Þór Birgisson (“Jónsi”) sang the album’s lyrics entirely in “Hopelandic”, a made-up language consisting of gibberish words”. WIKIPEDIA

So frankly, while it is undoubtedly entirely awesome, it could also be described as “a bit arty and pretentious”. “untitled 4” gained them big exposure in the USA when it featured in the terrible Tom Cruise film “Vanilla Sky”.

And the closing “untitled 8”, often known as “popplagio” is quite possibly the greatest 12 minutes of music ever recorded by anybody ever. Fact.

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