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tcat84
June 15th 2013



795 Comments


Its like the first time i heard King Crimson's 21 century schizoid man, i was like fuuuccckkk did Mars Volta ever rip this song off, but they spread little bits of that song out throughout their entire discography so took me a while to figure that out... all i knew was it sounded quite familiar

JS19
June 15th 2013



3629 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That is just a complete load of trash, sorry

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TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
June 15th 2013



6920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Listening to it now and I guess maybe I get what you mean - the track's more reminiscent of the darker moodiness of their early work, but I don't see why that would annoy you? The band kind of sounds like something they've released in the past - how is that a problem?

Polyethylene
June 15th 2013



2955 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"some of the tracks are really good and pleasant only because Sigur Ros has a pleasant sound - they don't have a ton of depth or really anything to elevate them beyond simple charming tracks... there are a few tracks that ride completely on Sigur Ros's charm without even attempting to be anything bigger."

You just summed up Valtari perfectly

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
June 15th 2013



6920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I get what you mean, but for me there were a ton of subtle melodies and moods in the layers of Valtari
that took awhile for me to really connect with, and I ended up liking the album a lot more because of
how it grew on me, whereas the immediacy of this album doesn't allow for that.

beefshoes
June 15th 2013



2117 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Best since Takk easily.
I really enjoyed this.

DarthMann
June 15th 2013



13467 Comments


i dont want to sleep tho

tcat84
June 17th 2013



795 Comments


you guys are gonna think i'm retarded (you probably already do) but Var actually reminded me of a Radiohead song "videotape", i guess i thought it sounded like it could have been a sigur ros song, my bad

JS19
June 17th 2013



3629 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Valtari is as deep as Agaetis in terms of layers and melody. The only tracks that don't really are Varðeldur and Valtari

Chrisjon89
June 17th 2013



2963 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

love the first few songs and the closer but some in the middle are a bit meh to me. not bad - just meh. I thought of Videotape too at first upon hearing Var ^

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UnnamedOcean
June 17th 2013



3932 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is WAY better than Valtari.

BigPleb
June 17th 2013



28486 Comments


This is that good? Sweet.

Artuma
June 17th 2013



8456 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

darker and louder than their other albums, you might like it Leb

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BigPleb
June 17th 2013



28486 Comments


I dig everything they've done, so cool.

VlacDrac
June 17th 2013



811 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Best since Takk easily.
I really enjoyed this."

Exactly the same thing that I thought, it is actually a really impressive album, after Valtari (I didn't quite enjoyed it, personally) and Kjartan leaving the group I thought they would not release a great album again. I was wrong.


Artuma
June 17th 2013



8456 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Valtari was cool but it's pretty much the opposite of this. their change in sound has been really successful

jefflebowski
June 18th 2013



6842 Comments


haven't liked a sigur ros album as much as this this for ages

Artuma
June 18th 2013



8456 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

it seems like every good band is releasing top-notch stuff this year

DallyLama
June 18th 2013



1048 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

the opener sounds fucking metal

Artuma
June 18th 2013



8456 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

it's really intense yeah



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