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The Best Sigur Rós Albums, Ranked

Updated March 27, 2019 377 votes 91 voters 2.3k views7 items

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We're ranking the best Sigur Rós albums of all time. One of the best post-rock bands, Sigur Rós's discography features five number one albums in their home country Iceland. What is the greatest Sigur Rós album ever?

From their debut album Von to their 2013 album Kveikur, this list of Sigur Rós albums also includes Valtari, ( ), and Takk...

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  • Ágætis byrjun is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sigur Rós Albums, Ranked
    Photo: Fat Cat, Smekkleysa

    1. Intro
    2. Svefn-g-englar (Sleep(walk)ing Angels)
    3. Starálfur (Staring Elf)
    4. Flugufrelsarinn The Fly's Savior)
    5. Ný batterí (New Batteries)
    6. Hjartað hamast (bamm bamm bamm)    [The Heart Pounds (boom boom boom)]
    7. Viðrar vel til loftárása (Good Weather for an Airstrike)
    8. Olsen Olsen
    9. Ágætis byrjun (An Alright Start)
    10. Avalon

    Pitchfork score: 9.4/10

    • Release Date: 1999
    65
    9
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  • ( ) is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sigur Rós Albums, Ranked
    Photo: Fat Cat/Bad Taste
    2

    ( )

    1. Untitled (Vaka)
    2. Untitled (Fyrsta)
    3. Untitled (Samskeyti)
    4. Untitled (Njósnavélin)
    5. Untitled (Álafoss)
    6. Untitled (E-Bow)
    7. Untitled (Dauðalagið)
    8. Untitled (Popplagið)

    Pitchfork score: 7.6/10

    • Release Date: 2002
    60
    13
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  • Takk... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sigur Rós Albums, Ranked
    Photo: Geffen, EMI

    1. Takk... (Thanks...)
    2. Glósóli (Glowing Sole)
    3. Hoppípolla (Hopping Into Puddles)
    4. Með blóðnasir (With a Nosebleed)
    5. Sé lest (I See a Train)
    6. Sæglópur (Lost at Sea)
    7. Mílanó (Milan)
    8. Gong (Gong)
    9. Andvari (Zephyr)
    10. Svo hljótt (So Quietly)
    11. Heysátan (The Haystack)

    Pitchfork score: 7.8/10

    • Release Date: 2005
    58
    16
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  • Valtari is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sigur Rós Albums, Ranked
    Photo: Parlophone

    1. Ég anda (I Breathe)
    2. Ekki múkk (Not a Sound)
    3. Varúð (Caution)
    4. Rembihnútur    (Tight Knot)
    5. Dauðalogn (Dead Calm)
    6. Varðeldur (Campfire)
    7. Valtari (Roller)
    8. Fjögur píanó (Four Pianos)

    Pitchfork score: 6.1/10
     

    • Release Date: 2012
    31
    6
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