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

Sigur Rós Von (Album) Smekkleysa Iceland 1997 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Von Brigði (Album) Smekkleysa Iceland 1998 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun (Album) Smekkleysa Iceland 1999 Sell This Version
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson & Sigur Rós Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson & Sigur Rós - Angels Of The Universe (Album) FatCat Records Iceland 2001 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós ( ) (Album) FatCat Records Japan 2002 Sell This Version
FATIPK01 Sigur Rós ( ) - Interactive Press Kit(CD + CD-ROM + Promo) FatCat Records FATIPK01 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Hlemmur (Album) Krúnk Iceland 2003 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Takk... (Album) EMI, EMI UK 2005 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Hvarf - Heim (Album, EP) EMI, EMI Mexico 2007 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust (Album) EMI, Krúnk US 2008 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Inni (Album) Krúnk US 2011 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Valtari (Album) Parlophone, Krúnk Japan 2012 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Kveikur (Album) XL Recordings Mexico 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Sigur Rós Svefn-G-Englar (Single, EP) FatCat Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Ný Batterí (Single, EP) FatCat Records, FatCat Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós & Steindór Andersen Sigur Rós & Steindór Andersen - Rímur EP (EP) Krúnk Iceland 2001 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós ( ) (Single) FatCat Records US 2002 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Untitled #1 (Vaka) (Single, Maxi) FatCat Records, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] US 2003 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do (EP) EMI US 2004 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Glósóli (Single) EMI US 2005 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Hoppípolla (Single) EMI, EMI Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Sæglópur (Single) EMI, EMI US 2005 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Hljómalind (Single) EMI, Krúnk UK 2007 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Gobbledigook (Single) EMI, EMI UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
Sigur Rós Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur (Single) EMI, EMI US 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 9 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 11 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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