One of the best and most beautiful musical groups in the history of human civilization. Though others here have described it as "rock," this description would be selling it short. Sigur Ros is really a mix of postmodernism
and classical music
with singing and the occasional guitar thrown in. In fact, Sigur Ros is almost it's own genre of music, as there is truly nothing else like it (though bands such as Radiohead
have been influenced by it).Agaetis Byrjun
is their second and best album, and it incorporates the widest range of styles and ideas, though their other albums are great as well. All of their music is sung in Icelandic (except for their song "All Alright," which is obviously in English and () which was sung in a made up language called "Hopelandic
") yet it is still more enjoyable than a good chunk of music sung in English.
Unfortunately, Sigur Ros is currently on hiatus, though Jonsi has released some solo music, so it's not all bad.
I cringe whenever Itunes describes Sigur Ros's music as Alternative/Punk.