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Sigur Ross...where do I start?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fab Foodie, 30 Jan 2008.

  1. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    The question is in the title really, I caught the end of a documentary with them and thought they were my kinda thing...but they have so many albums and it seems they're probably all different. So where is the starting point? What's good on youtube from them?
     
  2. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    I bought the first album, and was quite into it, but the novelty soon wore off. Would still listen to about 1 song on it.
     
  3. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

  4. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    You'd be wrong in thinking that, they all sound the same!
     
  5. ...I thought this was a thread about Liberty Sigur Ross - that famous roll and roll band :sad::wacko::biggrin:
     
  6. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
  7. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    Start with "Takk" then the "untitled" album. And go from there basically.

    Takk has tracks you would of heard before, and as Arbitrary has said try the Cocteau Twins as well, "Heaven or Las Vegas" is probably their most commercial sounding album, though I do have a soft spot for "Bluebell Knoll"
     
  8. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    This is the one I liked most off that (2nd) album... think I've heard it recently in adverts as well.

     
  9. OP
    OP
    Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Thanks guys...some of those tracks have a certain familiarity...and very haunting, I'll check-out more of their stuff before leaping int purchases!

    never listened to the Cocteau Twins...never too late I guess.
     
  10. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    It's flavour of the month advert/tv background music.
     
  11. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    I remember a customer visiting us and we got talking and remarked her accent was a mixture of what sounded like Italian and Scandinavian. She said her mother was Icelandic and her father was Italian. so I went out the back and grabbed "Ágætis byrjun" and asked her to translate the track listings for me. I can't remember what she said they were all now but she laughed at one and said another was something like "wide eyed elf".
     
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Never heard of them. Are they for young people?
     
  13. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    Definitely for everyone Dave! And it's Sigur Ros if you are going to google.
     
  14. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I wasn't going to bother, to be honest.
     
  15. My experience of Sigur Ross leads me to conclude that the thread title should be "Sigur Ross - when does he stop?" It's ok in small doses I suppose, but I don't think there's any need to own more than one album.