🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 NUMBER 250: Sigur Rós

Happy 250th thread everybody! :partying_face:

Deerhunter do quite well:

Leaderboard
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
A Tribe Called Quest 4.56
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Alice Coltrane 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
John Coltrane 4.37
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
The Temptations 4.32
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Boards Of Canada 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Fugazi 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Johnny Cash 4.19
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Four Tet 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
The Four Tops 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Orbital 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
The Stooges 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Yo La Tengo 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Joanna Newsom 4.02
Mclusky 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
The Knife 4.01
My Bloody Valentine 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
Sharon Van Etten 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Wilco 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Janelle Monáe 3.89
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Future Of The Left 3.84
Siouxsie & The Banshees 3.83
Underworld 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
At The Drive-In 3.82
Guided By Voices 3.82
Deerhunter 3.81
Fucked Up 3.80
Run-D.M.C. 3.78
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
Nine Inch Nails 3.70
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
M.I.A. 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Solange 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Mercury Rev 3.63
Blur 3.61
The Magnetic Fields 3.61
N.W.A. 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Roxy Music 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Jimmy Eat World 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Teenage Fanclub 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Bon Iver 3.43
Idlewild 3.42
The Fall 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
Big Thief 3.39
The Postal Service 3.38
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Dr. Dre 3.32
Hole 3.31
Squarepusher 3.31
Iggy Pop 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Doves 3.26
Death Cab For Cutie 3.24
Laura Marling 3.24
James Brown 3.23
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
The Streets 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Pearl Jam 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Goldfrapp 3.14
Gorillaz 3.13
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
The Charlatans 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Divine Comedy 3.04
Everything Everything 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
AC/DC 3.00
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Grimes 2.96
Garbage 2.96
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
The Mars Volta 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Tool 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Miley Cyrus 2.73
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
My Chemical Romance 2.54
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Meat Loaf 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
IDLES 2.29
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
Katy Perry 2.18
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
Christina Aguilera 2.09
The Offspring 2.08
Moby 2.06
Adele 2.05
Aerosmith 2.03
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74
Kasabian 1.57
Ed Sheeran 1.29

Today’s subjects:

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  • Ágætis Byrjun
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PLAY JA JA DING DONG!! (Didn’t realise they were next up.)

I also at the height of my depression in first year of uni sat in a shower for 2 hours listening to Untitled 3 on a loop and thinking I was being contacted by God. That’s probably the one thing where it’s more disturbing than my other depressive bouts, it was relatively tame otherwise. (Still absolute shite though.)

( ) is wonderful, Agaetis Byrjun is deece, I’ve not listened to much else but 4/5 on the strength of what I know

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ooo-EEE-oooo

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Not a fan. Wasted time and money trying to like. Apols for the negativity. 2.

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Honestly.

I’ve never got them.

I’ve tried. And they sound like, on paper, they’re absolutely my thing.

But it never got them.

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The run from Ageatis - () - Takk is pretty sublime. I like bits of the more recent stuff but don’t find myself going back to all them all that often these days. Still a 4 though, not least for Glasto ‘03 and the Takk tour/ending sets with Untitled 8 around ‘05.

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One of those bands (like Low) where I remember being instantly drawn to them from the first note I heard of theirs.

As I said in the Ladies and Gentlemen… thread, Mrs CCB walked down the aisle to Starálfur. Brought the house down. (Coincidentally, my eldest tells me that when she gets married, she wants to walk down the aisle to Hoppipolla - or “hippo poppola” as she calls it).

I haven’t really listened to much of their more recent stuff (and so objectively they might lose a point), but the run of Ágætis byrjun, ( ) and Takk… is as good as any. So it’s a solid 5 for them.

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Also, I understand that people like different things (and that’s fine) - I just don’t know what’s not to get about something like this. But then I love sweeping, atmospheric stuff with a big ending so yeah

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I feel like I’m too close to this one to really enjoy the thread.

I’m voting a 5 for the band that have made my very favourite album, and at least two more that would vie for spots in my top 30/40.

I wish you all luck. Hopefully it manages to be a discussion of the music rather than tax evasion. :crossed_fingers:

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Thank you btw to everyone that has voted and commented in these threads at any point over the last 2 and a bit years.

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Holy shit, has it been going that long?!

What was the first band we did?

Bowie in April '19.

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I think it was Beyonce? I was at a conference in London and was ignoring the talks to defend her honour.

Ah shit! Was Beyonce like second or third then @Funkhouser?

Woah, that’s some powerful Streisand Effecting you’re attempting there!

Goes to google Sigur Ros Tax Evasion

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Bowie, then Beyoncé then I think Nirvana were third.

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(Side point but this has reminded me of the FB post I saw the other day of someone claiming whenever they needed to write an é with a Windows keyboard they Googled Beyonce and cut and pasted it from her name, which I really liked.)

(Yes geeks, I know that with a UK keyboard at least you can do Alt Gr+e to get one.)

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I feel like I’m too close to this one

I did warn you all right off the bat tbf :slight_smile:

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Feel like they’ve unfairly suffered from over-exposure of two or three sections of tracks that show up on TV show soundtracks or whatever ALL THE FUCKING TIME that makes people immediately think they’re just that bit, whereas they’re actually an amazing albums band.

I always find new things to like whenever I go back to have a long listening session. 4/5

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