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tcat84
June 15th 2013


859 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


4326 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That is just a complete load of trash, sorry

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TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
June 15th 2013


7133 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


3158 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

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TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
June 15th 2013


7133 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


4212 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Best since Takk easily.
I really enjoyed this.

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DarthMann
June 15th 2013


13815 Comments


i dont want to sleep tho

tcat84
June 17th 2013


859 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


4326 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


3733 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


3970 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is WAY better than Valtari.

BigPleb
June 17th 2013


37038 Comments


This is that good? Sweet.

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Artuma
June 17th 2013


14365 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


37038 Comments


I dig everything they've done, so cool.

VlacDrac
June 17th 2013


837 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


14365 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


8253 Comments


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

Artuma
June 18th 2013


14365 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

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

DallyLama
June 18th 2013


1074 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

the opener sounds fucking metal

Artuma
June 18th 2013


14365 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

it's really intense yeah



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