Thursday, March 13, 2014

40 Days of Enough ... Day 8 - "Takk..."

I picked up my copy of "Takk..." by Sigur Rós on CD from HMV in East Kilbride. I bought it in one of their sales for a fiver long after it was released.

"Hoppipolla", the third track, is one of my all-time favourite pieces of music and it still has the power to transform me into a transdimensional space goat even after it got over-exposed on British TV. I had the privilege of seeing them live in Glasgow in 2008 and "Hoppipolla" sounds even better live with fans attempting to singalong.

Sigur Rós are one of the few bands that I share with Olly ... we try to singalong ourselves ... and snigger together when Jonsi sings a word that sounds funny in English: one song in particular sounds like he is singing "urinal". Its one of those 'you have to be there' moments.

"Takk..." by Sigur Rós is my favourite album of theirs ... and possibly one of my personal top ten albums. It is that good.


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