Sigur Rós – Wordless Beauty

Sigur Rós – Ekki múkk from Sigur Rós on Vimeo.

It’s the sound of wordless beauty, of dark majesty and joy. You’re probably hearing the future of classical music being crafted here and now. When I listen to Sigur Rós, the hairs on my neck stand up. There’s a warm intimacy to the way many tracks start, with the delicate ticking and scratching of life. But like the slow start of a roller coaster, a vast cinematic groundswell of emotion can rise beneath you and steal your breath. Somewhere between celebration and mourning, the choruses are often chaotic, subsiding in slow motion leaving you dazed, like you swam to shore in a storm. This is music which climbs out of the speakers and goes places.


Hoppípolla is a stunning anthem, one of the best examples of their music.

Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla from Sigur Rós on Vimeo.


And for sheer heart-stopping video genius…

Sigur Rós – Glósóli from Sigur Rós on Vimeo.

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16 thoughts on “Sigur Rós – Wordless Beauty

  1. Lovely post and a lovely album. I bought it at the weekend and concur with all you say. You may need to google ‘concur’.

    • Glad you liked the post, but really. ‘Concur’? Bit too verbose for me. You might need to google ‘verbose’ – or actually no, you don’t!

  2. Stevo

    that last video blew me away. I’m gobsmacked. never heard music like this before….

    • It’s an amazing video, really brings a lump to my throat! Never quite sure how it ends….

  3. They are wonderful! Cheers

  4. I too love this album! You might also like Olafur Arnalds: Heart-stopping!

  5. Such beautiful music. And I loved the final video. But what the hell happened to the little boy at the end? I’m in shock!

  6. Very cool! 🙂

  7. Love the video of the elderly people acting like children! So great to see. Cool music too. 🙂 Rock on!

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