12.20.2008

Best 20 Albums of 2008: #9 Sigur Ros - Með suð I eyrum við spilum endalaust

20 Beck - Modern Guilt
Recommended Tracks: Gamma Ray, Modern Guilt,
19 Oxford Collapse - Bits
Recommended Tracks: The Birthday Wars, Young Love Delivers, For The Winter Coats
18 As Tall As Lions - Into the Flood EP
Recommended Tracks: Into the Flood, Blacked Out, Breakers
17 Ratatat - LP3
Recommended Tracks: Falcon Jab, Mi Viejo, Shempi
16 Brazilian Girls - New York City
Recommended Tracks: St. Petersburg, L'interprete, Good Time
15 Kings of Leon - New York City
Recommended Tracks: Use Somebody, Closer, Be Somebody
14 Fleet Foxes - New York City
Recommended Tracks: Tiger Mountain Peasant Song, He Doesn't Know Why, Your Protector
13 F@!k Buttons - Street Horrrsing EP
Recommended Tracks: Sweet Love for Planet Earth, Bright Tomorrow, Colours Move
12 Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Recommended Tracks: Lost?, Violet Hill
11 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Recommended Tracks: Weather to Fly, On a Day Like This, Friends of Ours
10 Plants and Animals - Parc Avenue
Recommended Tracks: Bye Bye Bye, A Good Friend, À L'orée Des Bois, Mercy

9 Sigur Ros - Með suð I eyrum við spilum endalaust
Recommended Tracks: Gobbledigook, Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
Sigur Ros is one of those bands that some dude in a corner at a college party says, "Hey freshman, you ever hear Sigur Ros? They will blow your mind." They've always sounded like an airhorn being converted into a soothing, beautiful instrument. They are epic and delicate in sound. Their new album title means, "With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly", and sees them doing things a little differently. Gobbledigook really jumps from the album as a rollicking song. The video leads me to believe it's about running around Iceland in the buff. And the Inni one in my recommended tracks also jumps because it reminds me of a really fast sleigh ride through a forest of musical icicles or something like that. Lay off the sauce, right? I guess Sigur Ros is like that; mystical; magical; ethereal. I still have yet to see them live, but I need to at some point in my life. Here's the video for "Gobbledigook".
BE WARNED. THERE ARE NUDISTS WHO TOTALLY RUN THROUGH MANY OF THE FRAMES.

I'm not sure if they're protesting Sigur Ros or what they are doing. I'm guessing Sigur Ros ran out of money in their video budget, and didn't have enough footage to edit them out of the film.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2842562415450593499&hl=en

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