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  • Summary: The English-language version of the Icelandic singer-songwriter's debut release which went triple platinum in his native country was translated by John Grant.
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  1. 85
    There’s nary a misstep, and yet, it still sounds as raw as a carcass in a butcher’s window.
  2. 80
    Gudmundur Kristinn Jónsson's production envelops Asgeir's fragile gifts in delicately wrought arrangements.
  3. Jan 21, 2014
    80
    A richly melodic, welcomingly melancholic debut.
  4. Feb 4, 2014
    80
    This English-language version is a beautiful thing. [Dec 2013, p.63]
  5. Apr 1, 2014
    70
    Although it's unlikely In the Silence will have quite the same impact on the charts beyond the shores of Iceland, it does suggest another musical gem has been unearthed from the island's formidable pool of talent.
  6. Jan 23, 2014
    60
    When not humming, Ásgeir has a beautiful voice, high and clear, which he uses to sing some very pretty songs, albeit of a kind that seem predestined to waft gently in the background of TV ads or romcoms.

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  1. May 5, 2014
    10
    Loved it on the first listen and it just gets better and better each time. Bit of a mix between James Blake and Bon Iver. This is cliche butLoved it on the first listen and it just gets better and better each time. Bit of a mix between James Blake and Bon Iver. This is cliche but it does take you away to another place Expand