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Monday, August 2, 2010

Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun (1999)

Ágætis byrjun is the second album by the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, which was released in 1999. Ágætis byrjun was recorded between the summer of 1998 to the spring of 1999 with producer Ken Thomas, and became Sigur Rós's breakthrough album, both critically and commercially. Ágætis byrjun represented a substantial departure from the band's previous album Von, with that album's Cocteau Twins-esque dream popambient soundscapes replaced by Jónsi Birgisson's now signature cello-bowed guitarwork and lush orchestration (using a double string octet amongst other orchestral elements). The album's title came from a friend hearing the first song they had written for the album; what would become the title track. After hearing the song, he said it was "a good beginning"; the name stuck. The name has also been translated as "An alright start." - Wikipedia 
  
Jón Þór Birgisson – Vocals, Guitar 
Kjartan Sveinsson – Keyboard 
Georg Hólm – Bass
Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson – Drums

1. Intro (1:36)
2. Svefn-g-englar [Sleepwalkers] (10:04)
3. Starálfur [Staring Elf] (6:46)
4. Flugufrelsarinn [The Fly's Saviour] (7:48)
5. Ný batterí [New Batteries] (8:06)
6. Hjartað hamast (bamm bamm bamm) [The Heart Pounds (Boom Boom Boom)] (7:08)
7. Viðrar vel til loftárása [Good Weather for an Airstrike] (10:13)
8. Olsen Olsen (8:03)
9. Ágætis byrjun [A Good Beginning] (7:39)
10. Avalon (4:01)

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