Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós

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Icelandic post-rock band.

Line-up:
Jón Þór Birgisson (guitar, vocals)
Georg Hólm (bass guitar)
Orri Páll Dýrason (drums)

The band was formed in 1994 with drummer Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson, who retired after the release of the second album to be replaced by Orri Páll Dýrason. The name "Sigur Rós" is Icelandic for "Victory Rose". The Icelandic band Sigur Rós was named after the band's singer's newborn sister named Sigurrós Elín. In January 2010, the band announced that they will be on hiatus until further notice in order to pursue solo careers and to spend time with their families. Kjartan Sveinsson left the band in 2013.
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Sigur Rós Discography

Albums

SM 67 CD Sigur Rós Von (Album) Smekkleysa SM 67 CD Iceland 1997 Sell This Version
SM 67 CDR Sigur Rós Von Brigði (Album) Smekkleysa SM 67 CDR Iceland 1998 Sell This Version
SM 79 CD Sigur Rós Ágætis byrjun (Album) Smekkleysa SM 79 CD Iceland 1999 Sell This Version
CDKRÚ001 Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson & Sigur Rós Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson & Sigur Rós - Angels Of The Universe (Album) FatCat Records CDKRÚ001 Iceland 2001 Sell This Version
CTCM-65032 Sigur Rós ( ) (Album) FatCat Records CTCM-65032 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
Krunk003 Sigur Rós Hlemmur (Album) Krúnk Krunk003 Iceland 2003 Sell This Version
TAKK 01, 00946 341 302 2 6 Sigur Rós Takk... (Album) EMI, EMI TAKK 01, 00946 341 302 2 6 UK 2005 Sell This Version
5099950256624, 5025662 Sigur Rós Hvarf - Heim (Album, EP) EMI, EMI 5099950256624, 5025662 Mexico 2007 Sell This Version
XLCD 364 Sigur Rós Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust (Album) EMI, Krúnk XLCD 364 US 2008 Sell This Version
XL BLU 548 Sigur Rós Inni (Album) Krúnk XL BLU 548 US 2011 Sell This Version
TOCP-71290 Sigur Rós Valtari (Album) Parlophone, Krúnk TOCP-71290 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
SDX 29304 Sigur Rós Kveikur (Album) XL Recordings SDX 29304 Mexico 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CDFAT036 Sigur Rós Svefn-G-Englar (Single, EP) FatCat Records CDFAT036 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CDFAT039 Sigur Rós Ný Batterí (Single, EP) FatCat Records, FatCat Records CDFAT039 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Tour CD Sigur Rós & Steindór Andersen Sigur Rós & Steindór Andersen - Rímur EP (EP) Krúnk Tour CD Iceland 2001 Sell This Version
MCAR-25871-2 Sigur Rós ( ) (Single) FatCat Records MCAR-25871-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
B0000272-52, 946.0102.122 Sigur Rós Untitled #1 (Vaka) (Single, Maxi) FatCat Records, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] B0000272-52, 946.0102.122 US 2003 Sell This Version
B0002158-22 Sigur Rós Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do (EP, Single) EMI B0002158-22 US 2004 Sell This Version
none Sigur Rós Glósóli (Single) EMI none US 2005 Sell This Version
0946 3 41757 1 5, 12EM 673 Sigur Rós Hoppípolla (Single) EMI, EMI 0946 3 41757 1 5, 12EM 673 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
GEFR-11518-2 Sigur Rós Sæglópur (Single) EMI, EMI GEFR-11518-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
EM 736, 501999510151 7 6 Sigur Rós Hljómalind (Single) EMI, Krúnk EM 736, 501999510151 7 6 UK 2007 Sell This Version
CDEMDJ755, 50999 2 27253 2 5 Sigur Rós Gobbledigook (Single) EMI, EMI CDEMDJ755, 50999 2 27253 2 5 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
none Sigur Rós Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur (Single) EMI, EMI none US 2008 Sell This Version
CDEMDJ 761, 50999 264625 2 3 Sigur Rós Við Spilum Endalaust(CD, Single, Promo) EMI, EMI CDEMDJ 761, 50999 264625 2 3 UK 2008 Sell This Version

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Crijevo

Crijevo

July 8, 2010
The most fascinating thing about Sigur Ros is they cannot be pinned down, categorised or even immediately liked. Many before them tried to sound like from another planet, Sigur Ros ARE from another planet. Iceland is only their choice of home here on earth.
EPOCHALYPSE

EPOCHALYPSE

June 21, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
Sigur Rós have some of the rarest vinyl releases of any artist. Their albums were pressed in strictly limited numbers and it seems that copies are changing hands for princely sums. In order to maintain the purity of the art and vision, Sig Ros recently released a Limited Edition Deluxe Set called "In a Frozen Sea: A Year With Sigur Rós." The set is gorgeously produced, with a minimalist, photo-based style and an amazing amount of sophistication with very little babble to distract from the visuals. The 7xLP Book only proved that Sigur Rós are a constant sonic force, working outside the mainstream music industry, standing proudly for all that is pure and raw in music today.
Gecks

Gecks

April 4, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
I've always felt Sigur Rós are mistakenly lumped in with the rest of the 'Post Rock' scene. I believe they have far more in common with Shoegazer acts such as Slowdive ('Myrkur' from their debut is pure Slowdive) and My Bloody Valentine, and even some of the more leftfield pop acts like The Flaming Lips. They do demonstrate a mastery of dynamics like many Post Rock acts, but rarely to they resort to the usual effects-pedal push to the finish. Anyway, whatever they are, and whatever it is that they do, I for one hope they keep doing it!

(Oh and whilst I'm here - if you ever get the chance of seeing this band live, take it!)
christinethedork

christinethedork

March 25, 2003
i was surprised to see sigur ros on here, but nonetheless, they put out the most beautiful emotional music ive heard. i had a chance to check them out live, and was left stunned. the atmospheric music reflects the surroundings in iceland. All the releases are worth your time to listen to, but Agaetis Byrjun is a prime place to start.

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