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Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós

Ágætis Byrjun

Release Date: May 15, 2001

Genre(s): Indie, Rock

Record label: Pias / Fat Cat / Bad Taste

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Ágætis Byrjun

Fantastic, Based on 1 Critic

AllMusic - 90
Based on rating 9/10

Two years passed since Sigur Rós' debut. By this time, the band recruited in a new keyboardist by the name of Kjartan Sveinsson and it seems to have done nothing but take the band to an even higher state of self-awareness. Even on aesthetic matters, Sigur Rós entitle their sophomore effort not in a manner to play up the irony of high expectations (à la the Stone Roses' Second Coming), but in a modest realization.

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