Review : SIGUR ROS - Takk...
StylusMagazinePerhaps right now, some way through the year 2005, were witnessing something huge. Were experiencing options, choices, new levels of technological development combined with widespread accessibility. Actively listening to music is something that has become ever easier: the sheer number of ways in which one may purchase songs is slowly reducing the financial burden of musical media whilst simultaneously exposing a wider audience to a wider selection of genres, eras, influences....full text
Artist directA strange thing happens before the two-minute mark in "Saeglopur." All the twinkling and cooing erupts, at what might seem like eight minutes earlier than normal, into a cathartic blast of tautly constructed group noise -- or, as those who prefer songs and motion over moods and atmospheres might say, "The good part comes." "Saeglopur" is emblematic of Sigur Rós' fourth album, released nearly three years (!) after ( ). Nothing resembles a drone, and no part of it could be described as funereal....full text
BlogcriticsBy now (now being September 13th, 2005, the day of Takk's release,) Sigur Ros has become an almost legendary group of musicians, and with good reason. In this, their fourth full length, they, once again, demonstrate an outstanding regard for high production values and the progression of their ultimately unique song-writing style....full text
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