Articles tagged iceland

Monday, June 17 2013

Sigur Rós: Kveikur

Sigur Rós' "dark album", Kveikur, doesn't do much to push the Icelandic band into new sonic territory, but it does refine its decades-tested style in the best way possible.


Monday, April 22 2013

Ólöf Arnalds: Sudden Elevation

On her third full length Ólöf Arnalds marries tradition and innovation. The language she does it in hardly matters.


Wednesday, November 9 2011

Ólöf Arnalds: Ólöf Sings EP

The Icelandic singer-songwriter serves up a fine quintet of English-language songs; highlights include covers of Springsteen, Dylan, and Johnny Cash.


Sunday, January 2 2011

Pascal Pinon: Pascal Pinon

Whimsy here functions as a kind of evasiveness.


Sunday, August 29 2010

Trúbrot: Trúbrot

The musicians make a bold bid for unoriginality by spending most of their time covering the songs of other people.


Tuesday, August 24 2010

Óðmenn: Óðmenn

Óðmenn sits not only on the cusp of two decades, but also on the cusp of two sounds. One is younger, grubbier and percussive, the other is more expansive and guitar-rooted.


Sunday, March 28 2010

Seabear: We Built a Fire

Icelandic septet sits down around the communal campfire and serenades us with set of hush-hush, folk-pop that doesn't so much "build a fire" as put one out.


Wednesday, February 25 2009

Various Artists: Made in Iceland

This collection might have been swallowed up by Iceland's financial crisis, but perhaps that's just as well -- it probably wouldn't have made much of an impact anyway.


Tuesday, February 17 2009

Sin Fang Bous: Clangour

Clangour may not be perfect, but it positively brims with perfect, unabashedly psychedelic moments.


Putumayo: Women of the World (Capsule Reviews) [17.Jul.07]
Benni Hemm Hemm: Kajak (Reviews) [3.Jun.07]
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements
PopMatters' LUCY Giveaway! in PopMatters's Hangs on LockerDome

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.