Album of the Week

Sigur Rós: Valtari.

26th May, 2012
Sigur Rós: nine-minute symphonies of angelic awe.

Sigur Rós: Valtari (XL)

Fifteen years on from their debut album, it's still difficult to know what to make of Iceland's Sigur Rós. Are they a Pink Floyd for our epoch, effortlessly weaving boundless tapestries of billowing sound that leave the listener rapt and gasping? Or are they just a bunch of annoying hippies with a male banshee for a singer?

Even those of us who have plenty of time for...

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