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Sigur Rós — Svefn g-englar (original mix)
Album: Ágætis byrjun
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5.9

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Released: 1999
Length: 8:56
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Ég Er Kominn Aftur
Inn I Þig
Það Er Svo Gott Að Vera Hér
En Stoppa Stutt Við
Eg Flýt Um I Neðarsjávar Hýði
A Hóteli Beintengdur Við Rafmagnstöfluna Og Nærist
Tjú Tjú
En Biðin Gerir Mig Leiðan - Brot Hættan Sparka Frá Mér
Og Kall A - Verð Að Fara – Hjálp
Tjú Tjú
Eg Spring Ut Og Friðurinn I Loft Upp
Baðaður Nýju Ljósi
Eg Græt Og Eg Græt – Aftengdur
Onýttur Heili Settur A Brjóst
Og Mataður Af Svefn-G-Englum


Translation (approximate):

I'm back
inside of you
it's so nice to be here
it's just a quick stop
I fly around in underwater
on hotel connected to Electrical Tables and feeds

tju tju

but waiting makes me sad - fragile kick
and call ING - have to go - help

tju tju

I burst out and the peace is in the air
bathed in new light
i Cry and I cry -unlinked
un used brain put on a breast
and feeds of Sleeping angel
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Great segue into this from Edvard Grieg's Morning Mood. You guys rock.
Top song, I love it!
 rushed wrote:


Or Björk either.



Or Massive Attack either.
Thanks for playing this. Thats what I needed now.
I read all the negative comments and can’t deny that there is truth in those comments. Yet I am completely drawn into this song and others by this band. And I’m exceedingly grateful that RP introduced me to a song and band that I definitely would not have discovered on my own.
Quite sublime....
Wow, there are a lot of people who really hate this tune. Seems pretty good to me but that is just me.
 SRAY wrote:

I couldn't have said it better.
 

yep i third that :)
 Pilsenaaa wrote:
I am consstantly surprised by the number of tunes that are gorgeos and i have had no clue of their existence
 
I couldn't have said it better.
 shhhh777 wrote:
It's You.

 

 shhhh777 wrote:
.....don't bogart that joint, my friend...

 

 Pilsenaaa wrote:

Then probably you do not care for  Pink Floyd either
 

Or Björk either.
Thanks for listening to me and my band. I'm here to relax you and make you comfortable as we go on an amazing journey together while I utter unrecognizable words.

Now take a deep breath and look into my eyes... Don't worry, your screams won't be heard of my bowed guitar and tju tju tweeting.




regards,
Jonsi
 marycrichards wrote:
I think this is terrible.
 
Then probably you do not care for  Pink Floyd either
 capooti wrote:
5.3 average rating??
this must be fixed!
 

I agree , it seems to me there are souless beings rating these tunes here
I am consstantly surprised by the number of tunes that are gorgeos and i have had no clue of their existence
Gorgeous opener of an amazing album that gets better through its duration.
 Kaisersosay wrote:
teeeeeoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
 
By the way thank god this the original mix, the dance mix is just tough to listen to
Surprised by the low rating on this one, –it's not a far stretch from the highly (over) rated dreary dross from Talk Talk.
teeeeeoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
5.3 average rating??
this must be fixed!
Ahhh. So meditative. so contemplative. Ethereal. Moody. Repetitive. Grinding. Ear-drilling. Whining. Plaintive. Off-key. Boring. 
Their singer gives me creeps. Eeew.
There may be a time when I would listen to this song...but that time is not now !!!!!

It really is very, very, repetitive. And, the timbre of his voice is really irritating  !!!

I gave it a rating of 2 because I would listen to it less than 20% of the time...actually

more like 10%.

I do however like texture of a lot of their Music. But, the singing I can do without !!

wow..    this is bad......
 Stingray wrote:
We know: there are a million true SICKOS out there. The majority of them must be Sigur Ros fans. A really gave them a chance. I listened to each song of 4 albums. I did not find a SINGLE (!!!!!!!!!!!!!) song that did not pain the hell out of me.
Ridiculous this terrible supersweet violin-coating over each and any song. No rythm, hardly any melody and this sickening "language".
The whole SR-thing is a hoax. It can't be nothing else. How old might their fans (fans?? really??) be? Twelve? Just eight? Liking lullabies? Or are they even adults? Grannies maybe? I just can't figure it out.
I read about them, downloaded their albums and was terrified. I deleted all! Then I read again, wondered if I had been ignorant and loaded the same albums again and gave them a real chance another time. Same thing: I could hardly stand a single song. This pussy-attitude. This whining. This childish melancholy. Please point out a single, just ONE (!) single song of quality and I take anything said back and download that song a third time for good!

Really angry,
Hoppipolla - tttzzzzzzzz....!!!!!
Stingray
 
Stingray: 

Please see definition of the "UGLY OTHER' - 

hardly any melody and this sickening "language"

SMH


 Stingray wrote:
We know: there are a million true SICKOS out there. The majority of them must be Sigur Ros fans. A really gave them a chance. I listened to each song of 4 albums. I did not find a SINGLE (!!!!!!!!!!!!!) song that did not pain the hell out of me.
Ridiculous this terrible supersweet violin-coating over each and any song. No rythm, hardly any melody and this sickening "language".
The whole SR-thing is a hoax. It can't be nothing else. How old might their fans (fans?? really??) be? Twelve? Just eight? Liking lullabies? Or are they even adults? Grannies maybe? I just can't figure it out.
I read about them, downloaded their albums and was terrified. I deleted all! Then I read again, wondered if I had been ignorant and loaded the same albums again and gave them a real chance another time. Same thing: I could hardly stand a single song. This pussy-attitude. This whining. This childish melancholy. Please point out a single, just ONE (!) single song of quality and I take anything said back and download that song a third time for good!

Really angry,
Hoppipolla - tttzzzzzzzz....!!!!!
Stingray
 





Come on, the same comment (like "unitled 8")?!?

So you know what my answer is

We know: there are a million true SICKOS out there. The majority of them must be Sigur Ros fans. A really gave them a chance. I listened to each song of 4 albums. I did not find a SINGLE (!!!!!!!!!!!!!) song that did not pain the hell out of me.
Ridiculous this terrible supersweet violin-coating over each and any song. No rythm, hardly any melody and this sickening "language".
The whole SR-thing is a hoax. It can't be nothing else. How old might their fans (fans?? really??) be? Twelve? Just eight? Liking lullabies? Or are they even adults? Grannies maybe? I just can't figure it out.
I read about them, downloaded their albums and was terrified. I deleted all! Then I read again, wondered if I had been ignorant and loaded the same albums again and gave them a real chance another time. Same thing: I could hardly stand a single song. This pussy-attitude. This whining. This childish melancholy. Please point out a single, just ONE (!) single song of quality and I take anything said back and download that song a third time for good!

Really angry,
Hoppipolla - tttzzzzzzzz....!!!!!
Stingray
This is definitely one of those "YOU LOVE IT" or "YOU HATE IT". I love it!
Music Capitol has a contest to win two Sigur Ros Hollywood Bowl Tickets for October 5, 2005: https://musiccapitol.blogspot.com/2005/08/win-two-sigur-ros-hollywood-bowl.html
OH GOD!! Please.. is it really You? Shoot me!!!
Sort of like repetitive, slow sneezes: Achoooooooooeeeeeeeooooooooo....... Achoooooooooeeeeeeeooooooooo....... Achoooooooooeeeeeeeooooooooo....... Achoooooooooeeeeeeeooooooooo.......
Oh my god - the pain...my ears are BLEEDING!
Sigur Rox is more like it
Someone, please kill me now...
Fellas, I just gotta have more cowbell.
Johnny, quit making your little sister cry. Stop teasing her. Don't make me come in there.
Steelhead wrote:
As the song went on, I kept downgrading, 3, 2, 1..................
i see what you mean. pretty self-indulgent. botoh, it could grow on one with repeated torturings!
Platypus wrote:
I demand more straight-forward, bland, unchallenging, "comfortable" pop, dammit!
I can appreciate that sort of facetiousness, but in this case....I hope this isn't the most representative of Sigur Ros. I dig this sort of music, but this one alternated between unintentional hilarity and sheer boredom.
I was standing outside my office and listening to this yodelling. I was trying to turn it down telepathically. (That never works.) It sounds (to me) like Swiss Miss joined The Pink Floyd in an elevator. Still soothing, but I'm trying to work and not space.
As the song went on, I kept downgrading, 3, 2, 1..................
I'm waiting for Svefn g-englar (can I buy a vowel mix)
I quite like this, some serious mood music with a great vocal for a capper. :meditate.gif:
I can see both sides of the "debate" here. It creates an interesting atmospheric mood.
Sure they may be fantastic live, but im at work, and Im not feeling the "mood". Im feeling sleepy... toppermustard wrote:
i feel sorry for anyone who can't enjoy this band or its music... sigur rós are one of the few bands that exist today that are extending rock 'n' roll's lifespan... they are also brilliant live...
Alanur wrote:
:nodhead: The more you listen the more annoying and less interesting it gets.
thats the song I have ever heard in my life
bluedot wrote:
interesting but ultimately annoying.
:nodhead: The more you listen the more annoying and less interesting it gets.
Oh I get it...the chipmunks are doing trance music now.
i feel sorry for anyone who can't enjoy this band or its music... sigur rós are one of the few bands that exist today that are extending rock 'n' roll's lifespan... they are also brilliant live...
Gregorama wrote:
It ain't me, Babe.
Ummm..... I do not resemble a big blue ox...... but thanks anyway, Hon..... For those two other people out there that like this, check these guys out live..... and NO you don't have to be f*cked up on drugs!
It ain't me, Babe. Do these guys play proms?
skindy wrote:
I seem to be in the minority here, but I really like this song. It's hypnotic and beautiful. Thank you, Bill, for keeping it in the rotation despite the avalanche of negative comments! There ARE those of us out here who appreciate this!
Nice to see some other folks on here appreciate this..... and, yes, thank you, Bill!!!
aarrrgggghhhhh!!! Dreadful.
What a beautiful noise. Not an easy listen - I've had to suspend work for the duration. I feel blown away.
I seem to be in the minority here, but I really like this song. It's hypnotic and beautiful. Thank you, Bill, for keeping it in the rotation despite the avalanche of negative comments! There ARE those of us out here who appreciate this!
Jaw dropping stuff Seen Sigur Ros twice in the live arena, the sounds and atmospheres that they can create is simply out of this world IMHO
I like to think I'm pretty diverse in my musical taste but I'm so not digging this one. It's making me cringe.
syd barret on acid....LOTS of acid...bleh
I demand more straight-forward, bland, unchallenging, "comfortable" pop, dammit! :roll:
This has been the playlist from hell!
I'm glad I am not the only one that finds that last song pretty darn annoying at the least and I am glad it is over! :P
Monkeysmom wrote:
It's ssssppppppeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWwwwwwwww!!!
I 1st checked to see if I had commented on this before, which I hadn't. Then I tried hard not to just slam the piece, when I found Monkeysmom's comment which put my feelings into one descriptive word. No sir, I don't like it. Not one bit.
pdhski wrote:
sort of like a moose call
It made me think of a wailing seal. :-k
splendy wrote:
Pierces my brain, and not in a good way.
But just try to listen,it's so beautiful...
Pierces my brain, and not in a good way.
ediTed wrote:
I had to stop what I was doing and log on and let you know that this is the worst piece of crap I've ever heard. Yes! It's THAT bad!
Ditto. Had to put down my work on preparing for my fantasy baseball league draft (important stuff) to do the same thing. UGH!!!!!
Please make it stop... losing will to live... aaaghreehayyy!
Boring and endless, so "subtle" as to induce sleep
Mark1970 wrote:
It's too bad that most people just don't get this group or their material. Live they are even more amazing... the work this guy does with a bow on his guitar is mesmerizing! I have no idea what he's saying, but it isn't about that. His voice is an additional instrument that makes this piece even more haunting and beautiful. Say what you will, but at least these guys are original and different.
well-said Mark i love many songs of this group
It's too bad that most people just don't get this group or their material. Live they are even more amazing... the work this guy does with a bow on his guitar is mesmerizing! I have no idea what he's saying, but it isn't about that. His voice is an additional instrument that makes this piece even more haunting and beautiful. Say what you will, but at least these guys are original and different.
I had to stop what I was doing and log on and let you know that this is the worst piece of crap I've ever heard. Yes! It's THAT bad!
you know, the prog-rock hipster in me really wants to like this, but i can only think of whale songs. really irritating.
Haunting epic. :chillpill.gif:
subtle. incredibly beautiful.
interesting but ultimately annoying.
Holy Annoying-Piece-of-Crap, Batman!
whiny
So true. brighthue wrote:
Holy Fripp 'n Eno, Batman!
brighthue wrote:
Holy Fripp 'n Eno, Batman!
Yep .... that's the one, with Fripp's briefs too tight.
54-40 wrote:
Pink Floyd? no..... Boards of Canada? no, not them either.... wait, I got it.... King Crimson!
this doesn't sound anything like king crimson. well, maybe a little like "court of the crimson king," but only on a very superficial level. stylistically, it's worlds removed.
Holy Fripp 'n Eno, Batman!
Sounds like the Radiohead of Iceland.
Pink Floyd? no..... Boards of Canada? no, not them either.... wait, I got it.... King Crimson!
Yikes -- you people got up on the wrong side of the bed today! Even though I'm having a really bad week, I really liked this. Yes, it's weird. Yes, it's different. But it's also hypnotic, and transporting, and as someone else said, it grabs your attention. Lighten up, folks! I wouldn't mind hearing this again.
sort of like a moose call
In A Gadda Da Vita is still better!
ick.
its a good thing they only play the ORIGINAL mix. the extended mix goes on like this for 37 minutes.
ladyj wrote:
Like a love song that needs no words to say what you feel.
I like the way you said that, and the way he doesn't. Love this song, it's dreamy.
I have to agree with my wife on this one... It's kinda cool at first, but she does repeat herself a great deal.... a very great deal.
Personally I think this is one of the best songs that has come along in this vein for a long time....hypnotic and transporting....given the language barrier it truely becomes a work of impressionism.
llazare wrote:
I really wish there was no barf emoticon - it just encourages people to be negative without actually having anything intellegent to say.
I hear ya.
More Sigur Rawk.
Like a love song that needs no words to say what you feel.
Ditto. BLADERUNNER wrote:
Please make the bad song go away!!!!!
Please make the bad song go away!!!!!
CeleryStalksMe wrote:
This is a great song because of its distinctive sound and its gentle feeling, I really enjoyed it! It is a song that makes you listen!
i completely agree
This is a great song because of its distinctive sound and its gentle feeling, I really enjoyed it! It is a song that makes you listen!
Mercy!!!!!!
Is that Yoko?
Wow, Maaaaan! Like FLASHBACKS AGAIN!! I guess they had to hit sometime!
I really wish there was no barf emoticon - it just encourages people to be negative without actually having anything intellegent to say.
Strangely (or not) I understood this album a whole lot more after I visited Iceland this summer (musically - not lyrically -fuhgetaboutit!) - It kind of reflects what a strange, amazing country it is. And I second whoever said it is great to fall asleep to....gives me good dreams 8)
It's ssssppppppeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWwwwwwwww!!!
AustinTumbleweed wrote:
it's yoooohoooooooooooo :-& !!!!!!!
If it were me, I'd take care of the problem and never utter a sound again! :-#
Open your mind and enjoy... Outstanding....
Ow ow ow ow ow make it stop!
This wouldn't be half bad if the vocalist wasn't tone deaf and apparently suffering from extreme pain.
This album is really nice to put on and fall asleep to. Works best on a cold cold night.
These guys are absolutely amazing live. This is one of those albums you have to just put on and listen to all the way through. I want to move to Iceland.
He plays the guitar as a violin .... incredible poweful sound.....icelandic, cold, chilling. Very unique.
Listening to this person repeatedly lyricly sneezing "Achoo-oo-oo" is making my skin crawl.
this is absolutely horrible!
I think this is terrible.
brighthue wrote:
Is her intonation really that sloppy or is she stoned out of her mind?
Note: singer is male.
I wholeheartedly agree. Saw them 2X, once in San Diego and once in Vegas. Incredible. See also a band called "The Album Leaf"; they opened for them in Vegas.
Pink Floyd on quaaludes.
it's yoooohoooooooooooo :-& !!!!!!!