Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sigur Ros - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust

Sigur Ros
Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
(06.08, Beggars Xl Recordings)
Verdict: Deserving of the praise

I thought it would be funny to use my censoring skills again on the cover art of the new Sigur Ros, but then, on second thought, I am pretty sick of all the mean comments people leave us, and it would make me late for work, so all you can just stare at these four butts all day for all I care. I recently read a review that said the album cover fit the music perfectly, but I don't necessarily agree that naked dudes in a field is really what comes to mind when listen to its' majesty, and let me assure you, this is not a stinky album. In fact, it opposite of stinks. It's like bathing in a million colorful, silky flower petals. There is something more raw and inviting on the new Sigur Ros that is unlike their past albums. Don't expect anything incredibly different, it's still the lush dramaticism we have all come to know and love. The only song where the band's sound changes drastically is opener "Gobbledigook" which sounds like a Sigur Ros, Animal Collective love child. The other tracks set themselves apart by being looser and less pristinely untouchable than older work. The tracks are still extraordinarily triumphant, like "Ara Batur" which had 90 people playing at the same time during recording, those people including a full orchestra and the London Oratory Boys Choir. Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust translates to "With a buzz in our ears we play endlessly," but may as well translate into "With a buzz in our ears we listen endlessly" because this album is just another absolutely solid and crowning achievement to add to their pile of other incredible solid achievements rendering the band once again a tour de force in the world of music.


I don't have a YouTube account and users have flagged the new video as "inappropriate" so I am unable to post the real video. See, not everyone likes butts. Here are some stills from the video, but you can watch the full thing at sigurros.com


Justin Snow said...

Nice review. I can't say I like it as much as their other stuff just yet, but it is a very solid record. It may just take some time to get used to. Also, I don't want to be an ass or anything (your is one of my favorite blogs out there) but Sigur is spelled with a u, not an o.

Mr. Thistle said...

Agreed, not their best, but definitely good. Thanks for liking us :)

is Mr. Thistle and Sassigrass said...

Thanks, sometimes I just get it in my head that something is spelled one way, and when the blogger spell checker doesn't catch it, neither do I. Give it some time. I am liking it more and more each listen, but don't think I am capable of putting the albums in rank and file yet.

marge said...

all hail to the album cover censorship you've done over the past. I support it.

sassi said...

Thanks Marge, that just made my day! Half the time the only people that comment are people that want to say mean things. Except Justin, he's a doll. We appreciate the good feedback.