Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust

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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 101 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 92 out of 101
  2. Negative: 1 out of 101

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  1. coling
    Jun 25, 2008
    4
    The songs that aren't repetitive of other tracks on the album are repetitive of their previous releases. Instead of inspiring itself into the background, as "Takk" did, it tends to bore its way there, until you begin to wonder what that noise is and turn it off. Sigur Ros have peaked, and this is a clear descent into hack territory, despite the fact that they are only poorly copying The songs that aren't repetitive of other tracks on the album are repetitive of their previous releases. Instead of inspiring itself into the background, as "Takk" did, it tends to bore its way there, until you begin to wonder what that noise is and turn it off. Sigur Ros have peaked, and this is a clear descent into hack territory, despite the fact that they are only poorly copying themselves. Expand
  2. PeachMed
    Jul 23, 2008
    4
    The first 2 songs are great, but then the album becomes a boring and meaningless parodie of themselves. sad to say, but this is lp is kust a big disappointment.
  3. Oct 24, 2011
    4
    Or With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly for those not speaking Icelandic. The album number 5 by the Gwyneth-Paltrow-approved post-rockers kicks off with fantastic **** one of their best singles ever, an ode to life as it is. Inní mér syngur vitleysingur is also charming but this is not enough to call Með suðâ
  4. MirandaH
    Jul 11, 2008
    6
    I'm discouraged to say Med Sud was a disappointment for me...Takk and Agaetis Byrjun were much more to my liking. This record is just a bit too commercial and sentimental for me, and there's an overwhelming sense of deja vous when listening to Med Sud. I miss the apocalyptic yet gentle sounds of previous Sigur Ros, and to be quite honest I never really wanted to hear Jonsi sing I'm discouraged to say Med Sud was a disappointment for me...Takk and Agaetis Byrjun were much more to my liking. This record is just a bit too commercial and sentimental for me, and there's an overwhelming sense of deja vous when listening to Med Sud. I miss the apocalyptic yet gentle sounds of previous Sigur Ros, and to be quite honest I never really wanted to hear Jonsi sing in English. I'm such a huge fan of Sigur Ros, and being so I am some what upset that these songs didn't really do it for me. Expand
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81

Universal acclaim - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. So Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust is just another Sigur Ros album, but if I can be the first to say it, our "first vital band of the 21st century" is starting to feel old hat.
  2. On Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust you can really hear the human hearts behind the wall of sound, and while the emotional impact is on a smaller scale, somehow it is even more affecting.
  3. Once, this band were making music to stare skywards to, to contemplate the vastness of the universe we’re such a tiny part of; now they’ve discovered a hidden reserve of human spirit, sucked it in and produced a record that will reconnect their wealth of talents to listeners fearing they’d forgotten how they’d ever reached such a lofty pedestal. It’s great to have them back.