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9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 152 Ratings

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  1. AlexF.
    Jun 5, 2001
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    Over-produced kitschy crap. This space music shite makes me vomit. Most embarassing high-pitch voice of all times.
  2. MichaelS
    Feb 21, 2006
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    Painful. Vapid. Useless. Incompetent. Pointless. Worthless. Grotesque. Nauseating. Pathetic. Ridiculous. Coma-inducing. Mind-numbing. Utterly awful. Sheer torture. Causes cancer. Avoid at all costs. What else do you need to know? It's the Worst Album of All Time! This is to music what rust is to astonomy...
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87

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
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  1. They evoke folks as diverse as Led Zeppelin and My Bloody Valentine, but the gently woozy Sigur Ros don't sound like anything or anyone else so much as a classic-rock band bewitched by white magic.
  2. Waves of unidentifiable noise, dulcet vibraphone pulses and singer/guitarist Jonsi's ethereal singing (more like some ghostly instrument than any conventional vocal, borne out by Jonsi's fictional 'language', Hopelandish, which he often sings in) mesh to create an elegant, grand music that's equally ambient and epic.
  3. Each song drifts in and out of focus like snatches of street noise on a half-awake Sunday morning - no need to get up, just lie there and listen quietly.