Sigur Rós

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Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík. Known for their ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi's falsetto vocals, and the use of bowed guitar, the band's music is also noticeable for its incorporation of classical and minimalist aesthetic elements. The name "Sigur Rós" is Icelandic for "Victory Rose". The band is named after Jónsi's newborn sister Sigurrós Elín.
Jón Þór "Jónsi" Birgisson (guitar and vocals), Georg Holm (bass) and Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson (drums) formed the group in Reykjavík in January 1994. Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson retired after the release of the second album to be replaced by Orri Páll Dýrason. The band was joined by Kjartan Sveinsson on keyboards in 1998. Kjartan Sveinsson left the band in 2013. Orri Páll Dýrason left the band in 2018 facing allegations of sexual assult writing “I cannot have these serious allegations influence the band and the important and beautiful work that has been done there for the last years.”
Line-up (As of Oct. 2018): Jón Þór Birgisson (guitar, vocals), Georg Holm (bass guitar), Kjartan Sveinsson (keyboards, rejoined Feb 2022), Ólafur Björn Ólafsson (drums, brass, organ)
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SM 67 CD Von — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Von (Album) Smekkleysa SM 67 CD Iceland 1997 Sell This Version
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sm 67 cdr, SM 67CDR Von Brigði = Recycle Bin — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Von Brigði = Recycle Bin (Album) Smekkleysa, Smekkleysa sm 67 cdr, SM 67CDR Iceland 1998 Sell This Version
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SM 79 CD Ágætis Byrjun — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun (Album, Comp) Smekkleysa SM 79 CD Iceland 1999 Sell This Version
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CDKRÚ001 Angels Of The Universe — Sigur Rós Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson & Sigur Rós Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson & Sigur Rós - Angels Of The Universe (Album) FatCat Records CDKRÚ001 Iceland 2001 Sell This Version
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088 113 091-2 ( ) — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós ( ) (Album) FatCat Records 088 113 091-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
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krunk003 Hlemmur — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Hlemmur (Album) Krúnk krunk003 Iceland 2003 Sell This Version
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TAKK 01, 00946 341 302 2 6 Takk... — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Takk... (Album) EMI, EMI TAKK 01, 00946 341 302 2 6 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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5099950256624, 5025662 Hvarf - Heim — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Hvarf - Heim (Album, EP, Comp) EMI, EMI 5099950256624, 5025662 Mexico 2007 Sell This Version
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XL CD 364 Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust (Album) EMI, Krúnk XL CD 364 US 2008 Sell This Version
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XL BLU 548 Inni — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Inni (Album) Krúnk XL BLU 548 US 2011 Sell This Version
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none Valtari — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Valtari (Album) Parlophone, Krúnk none 2012 Sell This Version
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SDX 29304 Kveikur — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Kveikur (Album, Comp) XL Recordings SDX 29304 Mexico 2013 Sell This Version
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KRUNK19LP Liminal Remixes (by Jónsi, Alex Somers & Paul Corley) — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Liminal Remixes (by Jónsi, Alex Somers & Paul Corley) Krúnk KRUNK19LP Iceland 2017 Sell This Version
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none Route One — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Route One (Album) Krúnk none 2016 Sell This Version
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none Black Mirror: Hang The DJ (Music From The Netflix Original Series) — Sigur Rós Alex Somers & Sigur Rós Alex Somers & Sigur Rós - Black Mirror: Hang The DJ (Music From The Netflix Original Series) (Album) Invada none 2017 Sell This Version
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none Variations On Darkness — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Variations On Darkness (Album) Krúnk none 2019 Sell This Version
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none Sigur Rós Presents Liminal Sleep — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Presents Liminal Sleep Krúnk none Iceland 2019
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none 22° Lunar Halo — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós 22° Lunar Halo (Album) Krúnk none 2019 Sell This Version
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KRUNK41 Odin's Raven Magic — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós With Steindór Andersen, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson And María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir Sigur Rós With Steindór Andersen, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson And María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir - Odin's Raven Magic (Album) Krúnk KRUNK41 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

CDFAT036 Svefn-g-englar — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Svefn-g-englar (Single, EP) FatCat Records CDFAT036 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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CDFAT039 Ný Batterí — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Ný Batterí (EP, Single) FatCat Records CDFAT039 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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Tour CD Rímur EP — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós & Steindór Andersen Sigur Rós & Steindór Andersen - Rímur EP (EP) Krúnk Tour CD Iceland 2001 Sell This Version
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MCAR-25871-2 ( ) — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós ( ) (Single) FatCat Records MCAR-25871-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
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none ( ) — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós ( )(CD, EP, Promo, Smplr) FatCat Records none UK 2002 Sell This Version
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B0000272-52, 946.0102.122 Untitled #1 (Vaka) — Sigur Rós Sigur Rós Untitled #1 (Vaka) (Single, Maxi) FatCat Records, [PIAS] Recordings B0000272-52, 946.0102.122 US 2003 Sell This Version

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A.A.A.Ordo.Decimus

A.A.A.Ordo.Decimus

June 14, 2020
edited over 3 years ago
I wonder when they will record another real album. The latest one kveikur was magnificent but I am not a fan of what they have done since.
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.
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EPOCHALYPSE

EPOCHALYPSE

June 21, 2007
edited over 16 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 18 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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