Hvarf/Heim - Sigur Rós
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  • Summary: The Icelandic band releases a two-disc set of unreleased and acoustic songs.
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  1. They have blended the sensitivity of classical and the sensibility of rock into something far greater than post-rock.
  2. Von (the title track and 'Hafsól') absolutely crush the originals in scope, especially the latter, which stretches to nearly 10 glorious minutes. But the second disc, Heim, is even better.
  3. 80
    Whatever is behind Sigur Ros's ineffable Nordic magic, it doesn't appear to be powered by electricity. [Dec 2007, p.98]
  4. Heim is very nice and also very spare. Less ebulliently cheating with surprise and indulgence is Hvarf, worth the band’s typical awe just for the official addition of live staple 'Hafsól' to the band’s buyable repertoire.
  5. Effective, perhaps, as background music for adverts or TV vignettes... The second CD, Heim, is better. [Dec 2007, p.65]
  6. Hvarf/Heim isn't the album to mark a musical departure for Sigur Rós.
  7. Unbalanced and ill-executed at times, Hvarf-Heim is a supplementary release.

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