Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust

Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. There’s no suppressing the fact that, ironically, in loosening up and stretching their wings they’ve become a little more earthbound. Where once they conjured up the sound of, um, glaciers drifting across the surface of the moon, occasionally here it lapses into the sound of a wheelie bin being dragged across HMV’s backyard.
  2. 60
    Sadly the album’s latter stages revert to type, as Jónsi Birgisson’s quavering choirboy falsetto illuminates glacially paced piano and strings. All achingly lovely in a Coldplay-meets-Clannad way, of course, but Sigur Ros play too safe when they clearly have much more to offer than misty-eyed Celtic abstraction.
  3. Things just go from mad galloping gobbledigook to spongy sentiment.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 101 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. DayneB
    Oct 21, 2008
    10
    Exceptional... where takk, hvarf/heim, () and agaetis had mostly one kind of emotion, this invokes them all; joy, sadness, love, triumph, Exceptional... where takk, hvarf/heim, () and agaetis had mostly one kind of emotion, this invokes them all; joy, sadness, love, triumph, beauty, reflection, solitude... Sigur Ros sound like they are finally having fun while doing what they do best. And the results speak for themselves. There are "4minute pop-songs" (those who find this as a negative need to get over yourselves), epic soundscapes (see festival and ara batur) and plenty of moments that reveal themselves as precious with each additional listen. This album sounds the most unique since Von, is both spontaneous and focused which has been missing in their oeuvre so far. Full Review »
  2. Vincent
    Jun 25, 2008
    10
    This band never fails to surprise with the standard of music even if it does wander little from the band's delightful template. It truly This band never fails to surprise with the standard of music even if it does wander little from the band's delightful template. It truly is one of the very best bands of our times. If you can't see the beauty on offer here, then you may not actually be alive. Long live Jonsi and co. Beautiful! Full Review »
  3. Dec 16, 2012
    10
    As DayneB already said it - the 5th studio album of the Icelandic band features every kind of emotion perfectly. Nearly every song on 'MeðAs DayneB already said it - the 5th studio album of the Icelandic band features every kind of emotion perfectly. Nearly every song on 'Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust' is loveable and I adore the feeling this album brings up in you. Jónsi's voice and the band's songwriting are chimerical and I absolutely love this release. Especially because you've got those two aspects back again that were mostly missing in their former work. 'Með Suð...' is pure awesomeness in one CD and you have to listen to it if you haven't yet! Full Review »