I’m not quite sure how to structure these posts yet. I am definitely no music critic, I just know that I like some tunes and that I want to share those tunes with others. But whenever I do share music with others, I just throw it at them and tell them to listen. Sometimes I say things like, “This is good.” or “This song rends my heart.” But I have never taken a serious look at songs, albums, or artists and expressed that. And I don’t think I will. But if I don’t, I could easily post stuff every day, and that would completely overshadow my other posts. Gah! See my predicament? I guess you will just have to bear with me. Anyway, on to the tunes.
Today’s selection is an album named () by Sigur Ros. They are an Icelandic band and one of my favorite bands of all time. They create music that can touch my soul in an uncommon way; I have frequently been brought to tears, especially when listening to Untitled3. A little while ago I break up with my girlfriend of 10 months and almost immediately after I went to this album for comfort, escape, and an outlet for pain. It helped. It is far from a “normal” rock or pop album, so be ready for long build ups and atmospheres. Nothing in this album is titled, they aren’t even singing in Icelandic. They are singing in something they call “Hopelandic,” a made up language that is just interesting sounds and syllables. They did this to leave the interpretation of the tunes and the intended emotions to be up to you, so that you don’t come to the music with your own thoughts of what it should be. They want you to just listen to it and be affected. So without further ado, Sigur Ros presents ().
This is probably how I will share albums unless I can find full albums on Youtube, someone shows me a better way, or Youtube doesnt have all the songs of an album, which will surely happen when I get to Zula. But we will cross that bridge when we get to it.
Thanks for reading and listening.