Takk... - Sigur Rós
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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. 100
    People will be Takk-ing about this truly amazing album for years to come.
  2. 92
    The results are compact, near-pop micro-anthems. [#17, p.93]
  3. 90
    Takes a baby step toward the mainstream. [#69, p.108]
  4. On past albums, Sigur Ros has forged songs into hermetic sanctuaries, but on "Takk..." it expands its music toward both the abstract and the corporeal. [13 Sep 2005]
  5. 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]
  6. Sigur Rós are still significant, but Takk sounds safe.
  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: 87 out of 96
  2. Negative: 5 out of 96
  1. Mar 17, 2012
    Takk... will assure listeners that they don't have to figure out what the band is singing about but to feel the fervent emotion and close their eyes, so the listeners can be transported on a magic carpet ride. Think imagination, like classic Disney films and old-school poems. What's not to like? Expand
  2. Mar 24, 2012
    The sound of the noughties can be summed up in three albums: Is This It, Funeral and this album. Forget that the lyrics are gibberish, forget it's overuse by the BBC and most other soundtrach compilers at the time, as a piece of music this album is truly incredible. At once it is ethereal, haunting yet uplifting and beautiful. Undoubtedly their best album. Timeless. Expand
  3. May 8, 2012
    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. Expand
  4. Dec 10, 2012
    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. Expand

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