• Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Sep 13, 2005

Universal acclaim - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Takk does what Agaetis Byrjun did by burrowing into the consciousness and snuggling down to bed there, purring. Each listen brings out another mood, another thought. It's gorgeous.
  2. I always felt as if those moments of triumph in the band’s music were the focal points, the “good stuff” you waited for and wanted to arrive and then stay forever. This time around though, they appear to have taken a backseat to the band’s darker impulses, and staggeringly, Takk sounds all the better for it.
  3. 100
    People will be Takk-ing about this truly amazing album for years to come.
  4. 100
    There is no more transportive band working in music. [Oct 2005, p.140]
  5. 92
    The results are compact, near-pop micro-anthems. [#17, p.93]
  6. At times Takk almost rocks--as much as tiny ice-crystal elves from the magical land of Narnia can rock, but still. [16 Sep 2005, p.88]
  7. So, while it's easy to imagine most of the songs on Takk... sitting comfortably on previous albums, the ebb and flow would be damagingly disrupted if any of the 11 tracks were moved around, omitted, or added to.
  8. It will, absolutely and deservedly, reside among the best of the year, but, when given space, can ruminate indefinitely in one’s consciousness and soul.
  9. Takk... [is] a thing of... supple, muscular beauty, throwing off the stultifying air of reverence that has sometimes surrounded them. [Oct 2005, p.116]
  10. Their expanded sound, with its explosions of noise and romantic swells, deserves reconsideration by fans and skeptics alike.
  11. Sigur Rós piece together breathtaking orchestrations that sound like they're singing to you from another world, telling you why your world is not so bad, that even in all the miserable monotony, something beautiful perseveres.
  12. 90
    Takes a baby step toward the mainstream. [#69, p.108]
  13. Well-constructed, thoughtful, emotionally provocative and cathartic.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 184 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 96
  2. Negative: 5 out of 96
  1. Aug 22, 2010
  2. marc
    Oct 7, 2005
    A beautifully moving album, it soundscape music with heart and emotion. Like () was after Agaetis byrjun another change in direction although A beautifully moving album, it soundscape music with heart and emotion. Like () was after Agaetis byrjun another change in direction although still Sigur Ros this albums song certainly have more structure than () but that is no bad thing. Everytime i listen too the CD i have a new favourite and its more upbeat nature makes an excellent listen in the car. Sublime,peacefull, melancholic, crashing, noise, uplifting, enchanting, all words that can sum up this album and there are so many other!!! Album of the year an i doubt anything will beat it. Full Review »
  3. BatAgaetisByrjun
    Sep 13, 2005
    As beautiful as Agaetis Byriun