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The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 40-21

From breathtaking reformulations of shoegaze to British soul revival, this batch of stellar recordings from the 2000s is an eclectic one.

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Sziget 2016, Days 4 and 5: Muse Give Another Legendary Performance, Bloc Party Bring the Dance

For this tour, Muse didn't prepare an inverted pyramid of televangelical visuals, but rather a somewhat more toned-down scenography.

Ana Yorke
Film

The Show of Shows: Tribeca Film Festival Review

The Show of Shows: 100 Years of of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals utilizes archival footage to deliver the wonders of the big top.

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Georg Hólm, Orri Páll Dýrason, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson: Circe

Circe is one of those film soundtracks that doesn't have to be enjoyed as such.

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Sigur Rós: 25 March 2013 - Madison Square Garden, New York (Photos)

Sigur Rós will release their new album Kveikur in June, but the band is performing a few songs off it now on the North American leg of their global tour. In New York, the Icelandic band appeared humbled to be playing at the esteemed Madison Square Garden.

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CONTEST: See Sigur Rós on March 25 in New York City

Enter here for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Sigur Rós's Madison Square Garden show in New York City on March 25th.

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In Defense of End-Of-Year Lists

With 2012 all but over, the usual treasure trove of year-end countdowns have begun. Oh, happy day!

Music

Sigur Rós Announces Big North American Tour (video)

On the heels of the sharing of the new tune "Brennisteinn", Iceland's Sigur Rós have announced their biggest North American tour, which includes a night headlining at Madison Square Garden.

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Sigur Rós: 29 July 2012 - Philadelphia

The Icelandic band's first show in almost four years was a gift for their fans, even if it was not the full ensemble or the magnificent catharsis we held out for.

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Sigur Rós: Valtari

With Valtari, these Icelanders may have pushed their dream-pop/post-rock formula to its final point. Where can Sigur Rós go after pushing the very limits of beautiful?

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5 Great Records to Help You Through Winter

PopMatters's Corey Beasley can't knit you a blanket, but he can do the next best thing: here are five classic wintertime records to help you through the big chill.

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Jónsi: We Bought a Zoo (Soundtrack)

Jónsi has lovingly crafted a fantastic soundtrack, but it is the lack of brilliant new compositions that prevents the We Bought a Zoo soundtrack from being a fantastic album.

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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.

Music

Apparat: The Devil's Walk

The German electronic musician and erstwhile member of Moderat returns with a warmer, softer edge than contemporaries like James Blake.

Events

Jónsi & Alex: 15 November 2010 – White Light Festival, NYC

Though Jónsi & Alex's White Light Festival performance may have been a one-time event, the spirituality of their music is everlasting.

Interviews

Jónsi Interview: Ready to Go at Moogfest

A short interview speaks volumes about the artist’s life and approach to music

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Jónsi: Go

The Sigur Rós frontman’s first solo foray (featuring explosive arrangements by Nico Muhly) is a triumphant success.

Music

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.

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Sigur Ros

As confetti rains down, behind giant orbs of multi-colored paper lanterns, Sigur Ros and their brass accompaniment pummelled drums with a purely celebratory energy.

Dan Raper
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Sigur Rós: Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust

A major departure, Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust finds Sigur Rós throwing their well-worn playbook out the window. Joyous, experimental, stripped-down and playful, it is unmistakably Sigur Rós, even as it diverges from their previous work.

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Sigur Rós - Untitled #8 (Popplagið)

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Sigur Rós: Heima [DVD]

Play this in the background or simply give in to its slowly-building majesty, perhaps allowing yourself the liberty to fall asleep as it plays, and it's easy to love.

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amiina: Kurr

Originally formed as a string quartet to back up Sigur Rós, amiina gives us a debut even more ambient and instrumental than the band they usually support.

Adam Bunch
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Sigur Rós: Saeglópur

The unique falsetto vocalizations and the sometimes starkly minimal, often breathtakingly beautiful, and always sweepingly unearthly signature soundscapes are back.

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Sigur Rós

washes up on our shores to kick off their North American tour.

Eddie Ciminelli
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Sigur Rós

washes up on our shores to kick off their North American tour.

Timothy Kiteless
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Sigur Rós: Takk...

More dreamscapes from Icelandic misfits, but will they get to the rock under the surface?"

Maura McAndrew
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Sigur Rós: Von

When Von was first released in Iceland in 1997, it became a national bestseller and introduced Sigur Rós as an inventive, daring, and inconceivably young voice in the burgeoning Icelandic music scene.

Patrick Brereton
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Sigur Rós

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David Antrobus

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