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Sigur Rós Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

Also out this week is Sigur Rós’ latest unpronounceable album, “Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust,” which means “With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly,” I guess. This is the Icelandic band’s fifth release, and I’m happy to say it lives up to most of the hype.

This album is Sigur Róss’ most accessible and poppy yet, somewhat of a departure from the “soundscapes” that made their first albums so special. That is not to suggest the band has lost any of the charm or sound that make them so special.

The album opens with the killer “Gobbledigook,” one of the few Sigur Rós tracks I actually know how to pronounce. After that, it goes off and does its own thing, really. Lots of tastey melodies and pretty singing. Honestly, there isn’t too much to say, this is just as strong a release as great albums like ( ) or Takk… but I doubt this is going to bring any new fans to the band. If you’re a Sigur Rós fan, you probably already have this. If you’re on the fence, this is worth a peak. If you’ve never heard of them, this is about as good a starting point as you’re going to get. Check it out.

Favorite Tracks: “Gobbledigook,” “Inní mér syngur vitleysingur,” “Med sud í eyrum”