Takk... - Sigur Rós
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. 100
    People will be Takk-ing about this truly amazing album for years to come.
  2. 100
    There is no more transportive band working in music. [Oct 2005, p.140]
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  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. Takk... [is] a thing of... supple, muscular beauty, throwing off the stultifying air of reverence that has sometimes surrounded them. [Oct 2005, p.116]
  8. 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.
  9. 90
    Takes a baby step toward the mainstream. [#69, p.108]
  10. Their expanded sound, with its explosions of noise and romantic swells, deserves reconsideration by fans and skeptics alike.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Well-constructed, thoughtful, emotionally provocative and cathartic.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 172 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 96
  2. Negative: 5 out of 96
  1. Aug 22, 2010
    10
    perfection
  2. Dec 10, 2012
    9
    To be honest, it's not as stunning as '()' but it's nevertheless an amazing album. I love Sigur Rós and this album is simply wonderful - it's also nice to hear them sing actual lyrics that can be translated. So you recognize their talent in expressing themselves. Full Review »
  3. May 8, 2012
    9
    This is definitely one of the albums of the 00's and Sigur Ros' best work in my opinion. This is classical music for a modern time and some of the melodies these lads come up with are incredible. When you think everything that could be done in music has been done, this record shows you can still find new ways to do things. The whole album has a dream like atmosphere to it. Phenomenal. Full Review »