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  • Summary: Sigur Ros' fourth album is the first to feature songs sung mainly in their native Icelandic, rather than their fabricated Hopelandish.
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. 92
    The results are compact, near-pop micro-anthems. [#17, p.93]
  3. Takk... [is] a thing of... supple, muscular beauty, throwing off the stultifying air of reverence that has sometimes surrounded them. [Oct 2005, p.116]
  4. Takk is sharper and more direct than anything the band has previously churned out, but that is not to say it’s by any means accessible by normal standards.
  5. Sigur Rós are still significant, but Takk sounds safe.
  6. 80
    On [Takk...], the band opens up emotionally, warming up their lengthy jams to a slow burn to create intoxicating, meditative rock. [Oct 2005, p.143]
  7. It is undeniable that they can produce beautiful sounds with their equipment, it's just that they do not seem to be able to orchestrate it to any purpose afterwards.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 96
  2. Negative: 5 out of 96
  1. JoeS
    Nov 24, 2005
    10
    Words cannot describe...
  2. Trip
    Sep 14, 2005
    10
    Go -> Buy -> This -> CD Sigur rós touched the sky and called the angels for us,this is the best cd of all times. 10/10
  3. davidr
    Jun 2, 2006
    10
    Elysium in a tiny crystal bottle.
  4. LeightonP
    Sep 13, 2005
    9
    Not quite as good as Ágætis Byrjun (my personal favourite album of all time) but more interesting than ( ) and overall an Not quite as good as Ágætis Byrjun (my personal favourite album of all time) but more interesting than ( ) and overall an excellent fourth album from Sigur Rós. Collapse
  5. josak
    Nov 4, 2006
    9
    Sigur Ros is an incredibly talented, creative band. With all of their albums, I've found that they carry at least two or three Sigur Ros is an incredibly talented, creative band. With all of their albums, I've found that they carry at least two or three masterpieces, along with a few good songs. Takk is no different; "Glosoli", "Gong", "Hoppipolla" and "Andvari" are are just brilliant, emotional pieces. Like most "post-rock" bands, Sigur Ros can take a little bit to get into, but believe me, it's worth being patient. Highly recommended to any open-minded listener. Expand
  6. radar
    Oct 8, 2005
    0
    A heap of samples, dressed with the most irritating voice in history...

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