Music Mondays – Sigur Ros

6 Feb

Sigur Ros is not an obscure band no one knows about, yet I like them anyway.  I was a dabbler.  I knew a few songs, barely enough to call myself a fan.  Then I met my Sigur Ros soulmate who introduced me to the world of Icelandic music and Jonsi.  I too often use the word beautiful.  I seem to find it everywhere.  I wish there was another word (yes, I checked the thesaurus) that would adequately capture their music.  It is beautiful, uplifting and transforming.

One of my favorite songs is Vaka.  Yes, I realize the lyrics are not in English.  Who cares.  I can feel every emotion Jonsi is conveying.  One of the first I fell in love with is Hoppipolla.   The video is brilliant.  A take on childhood from an elderly perspective.  It’s perfection is how it carries you along, bobbing on a river of happy.  It’s a testament to music that it can transcend language and lyrical intent to hold you in its grasp.

One of their most famous songs is Staralfur.  It is a song that will forever remain in my top five favorites.  I put it on, close my eyes and find myself transported to a bright field of green and I can feel everything.  If you’ve never heard of them, it’s time.

A few other notables:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LeQN249Jqw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaIxnp4G84E&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ6Qheb57hk&feature=related

Now go listen!

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8 Responses to “Music Mondays – Sigur Ros”

  1. Dandelion Head February 6, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    Hmmm. The word I like to use for them is ‘atmospheric.’ It’s like they change the world around you.

    I like them too, of course. 🙂

    • Cold Dead Heart February 8, 2012 at 11:27 am #

      They are really so great. Now I can’t stop watching you tube videos with them. Great way of putting it “they change the world around you.”

  2. Kyla February 8, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    I LOVE Sigur Ros! My favorite song definitely has to be “Flugufrelsarinn” 🙂

    • Cold Dead Heart February 8, 2012 at 11:28 am #

      That’s a great song too..It’s great to meet fellow fans!

  3. captaindecibel February 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    I love Sigur Ros too. I recently purchased the double album of their live album “Inni” and my favourite of that is Festival. Beautiful expressive music, with Jonsi’s amazing voice, so much control!

    • Cold Dead Heart February 14, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

      I so agree about his voice. It’s unparalleled. I’ve been listening to them nonstop. It’s so difficult to pick my favorite songs, I love them all. And love Jonsi’s solo album too.

      • captaindecibel February 14, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

        Mmmm.. I think I need to get the solo album! Sounds good. I heard some of the tunes on the “We Bought a Zoo” soundtrack. Loved it.

      • Cold Dead Heart February 15, 2012 at 11:58 am #

        Yeah the solo album is amazing. It’s a definite recommend.

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