by Sigur Ros
Released: Oct 2002
Untitled upon its release and outfitted with eight untitled songs, Sigur Ros' third LP was highfalutin out of the gate. But then, this mercurial post-rock is pretty hard to put into words. More grandiose than its predecessor (as if that were even possible), the disc is two acts, the first hopeful and melodic, the second cacophonous and sprawling; the centerpiece is track four (aka "The Nothing Song"), whose careening, delayed guitars and determined throb urge along Jon Thor Birgisson's pained wail. Another intergalactic civil war fought by teddy bears.