Album Review: Sigur Ros
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013

  • Posted by: Gabrielle Sherman

As a fairly avid music fan and a presumably culturally aware person, I try to listen to as much music as I can possibly get my hands on. Like other "good" music listeners, I've participated in the 19-year-old tradition of listening to the Icelandic musical creations of Sigur Ros. However, the entire time I felt as though I was missing something. Surely a group as popular and affluent as this had an overarching concept, but for some reason I just wasn't seeing it. Whenever a new record came out, I would listen to it, spending hours trying to understand it - a fairly rare position for someone with auditory visual synesthesia to be in. Music is like math to me - not in approach or practice, but in its level of honest comprehension. Whereas I'd normally say I "understand" music, when it comes to Sigur Ros, it appears as though my level of awareness goes out the window.

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