Monday, 7 February 2011

REVIEW: 'Impact's' Albums of the Decade. Sigur Ros, 'Takk'


Describing 'Takk' in less than eighty words is near impossible. Ethereal, transporting, elevating, depressing, breath-taking, mesmerising, simple, complex, beautiful and disturbing are but a few words to illustrate this Icelandic band’s masterpiece of an album. Singer, J√≥nsi Birggison’s passionate falsetto vocals are enough to put Chris Martin in his place; accompanied with intricate string arrangements, powerful bowed guitars, trancelike xylophone melodies, rolling drums and songs that are sung in a nonsensical language. The music speaks for itself.

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