Album: Ágætis byrjun
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Sigur Rós are from Iceland, and unlike so many European exports, they didn’t deign to so something so vulgar as to sing in English. At least not until 2008, and in fact for at least one album, 2002’s ( ), they made up their own language, which is admirable, but probably more work than is strictly necessary.
All of these things are gating factors normally for me, but “Svefn-g-englar” is such a piece of atmospheric beauty that I almost didn’t want to go to Genius or Wikipedia and spoil myself by learning too much about it.