Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Solo Success? Can Do For Jónsi

It's already been several months since its release, so I shan't linger long on superlatives for Go, the new album from Jónsi of Sigur Rós notoriety. Despite it reigning heavily on my stereo since at last picking it up a couple of weeks ago, it seems plenty of lauding has already gone on for this little beaut, so I'll let the existing reviews do most of the talking.

Suffice it to say that his soothing, almost childish croon is front and centre, albeit often riding atop a much speedier, thumping beat than one would expect from his day job. A life affirming march to the climax marks Go Do (video below) out as an excellent opener and one that pulls you right into the remaining tracks. 

It's also a great excuse to hark back to Iceland's finest and show off the wonderfully cinematic video for Hoppipolla, the song that launched a thousand nature documentaries. There really is no band quite like them...

MP3: Sigur Rós - Gobbledigook (via Insound)
Taken from the 2008 album  Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust, out now

 Buy it at Insound!

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