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Sigur Rós - Gobbledigook
Published:
Aug 20, 2011
Total plays:
18,474
Saved:
64 times
Why do we like this?

Back in 2008, Sigur Ros released the first track off their album Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, titled "Gobbledigook." It peaked at #9 on the Iceland singles chart and climbed to #71 on Pitchfork's 100 Best Tracks of 2008, but didn't have much impact otherwise. Honestly, I'm not sure why it didn't do better.

When I first heard the song, I almost flipped my shit. "OMG, is this going to be the new Sigur Ros? THIS IS AWESOME!" Fiiiiine, my reaction was probably a little more muted, but still...it was a fantastic direction to take a band that otherwise sounded like the most mellow thing under the sea (I'm referring to their feature on the The Life Aquatic soundtrack, of course).

Turns out the rest of the album didn't take the same tone, instead reverting back to the Icelandic landscape sound that made them so famous in the first place. But that's okay. At least this track exists.

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