These guys like playing guitar with a bow. A lot. The music is actually very sophisticated and atmospheric. A lot of people call them "ambient pop" but that's a misnomer. "Ambient" implies a lack of movement; in fact, Sigur Ros' music grows and moves more in the course of one track than most contemporary music does over the course of an entire album. Definitely worth a listen. Pick up Agaetis Byrjun first.
"Hey, you know, these songs all had titles when they toured this material for a year and a half before recording it. Like this first song was called 'Vaka'."
"Oh well."
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The best icelandic band ever. Half of the people will find them boring, while the other half will believe in god after listening to their music.
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Band Formed in August 1994 in Iceland, Their name was taken from Jónsi's (one of the band members) younger sister Sigurrós, who was born the same day as the band was formed.
Current Members are: “Jónsi” Birgisson, “Goggi” Hólm, “Kjarri” Sveinsson, and Orri Pállrason.
Genre is considered to be post-rock.

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The CD “Ágætis Byrjun” (an alright start) got this band on their way to fame over the next two years, from word of mouth.
The Follow up album, ( ) (referred to as “untitled”), was a major hit. It is said that the listener is supposed to listen to each song and interpret their own meaning of the lyrics, then write them on the blank pages of the album booklet.
Untitled #4 (Njósnavélin) appeared in the film Vanilla Sky; Other music by them has also appeared in the hit television series 24.
The Band first became well known from the unique way Birgisson played his guitar, with a bow from a cello, to create a sound that is unique for an electric guitar.

Overall, a great band. None of the lyrics are in english...but I believe that makes every song even better, its like the voice becomes an instrument in the music.
by moofimier May 19, 2006
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the greatest icelandick ROCK band ever.

all three of their albums are great.

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sounds like a mix of radiohead, can and pink floyd. beautiful.
sigur ros is good.
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Don't think that spending five seconds finding out how to pronounce 'Sigur Rós' is too good for the American media, it's much easier to just sound like an ignorant testicle head and say it how it's written than it is to take an intelligent guess and know that it's probably not 'si-Gur roS,' but some Icelandic alternative, such as the correct 'see-ur rose.'
"Sigur Rós's music is atmospheric and inspiring"

"How the sod would you know, you can't even pronounce their name properly. Try going away and listening to Ágætis Byrjun more than the one quick listen in your Mercedes on the way to your studio, and come back when you have something better to say."
by A Fan July 28, 2004
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