User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21

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  1. Dec 6, 2012
    8
    A magnificient work! I can't give it anything better than 8 because I can hardly give bonus point for lyrics and music. Their alternative style is awesome but it would be unfair of me to rate it better. Whatever, go and listen to 'Von', it's absolutely stunning! The title-giving track is so unbelievably chilling - it's just awesome! So much feeling without many words (and I didn't evenA magnificient work! I can't give it anything better than 8 because I can hardly give bonus point for lyrics and music. Their alternative style is awesome but it would be unfair of me to rate it better. Whatever, go and listen to 'Von', it's absolutely stunning! The title-giving track is so unbelievably chilling - it's just awesome! So much feeling without many words (and I didn't even understand them) or melodies. But it's no 9 or 10, because I know that they can do much better. Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2013
    3
    I'm giving this album a 3 because there are literally 3 songs on the whole collection. I love Sigur Ros and and I'm always down for moody atmospheric music but this has absolutely no song structure apart from Track 3 (Fantastic) Track 5 (Real Good) and Title Track 9 (Average). Kudos for being different but I don't need an album that is white noise 80% of the time
  3. Jan 31, 2015
    7
    This album is great to listen to while you do anything really. It is a little bit muddled, starting out with screams and ending in strange clicking sounds in some of the later songs. Besides the fact that it never really builds up to anything specific, the interesting wash of white noise, with cathartic hymns and an unsettling atmosphere makes this a decent album and a fantastic debut.
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Based on pure sound, Von is just as much of a treat as the acclaimed follow-up.
  2. The beauteous wash of sound, an otherworldly choir; a dystopian aural experience, both blissfully narcotic and nightmarishly grounding.
  3. 40
    Slower into its stride, with tune-free twittering and dull homages to FX-pedal rock making up the first half. [Jan/Feb 2005, p.123]