iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store…If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Takk... by Sigur Rós, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Takk...

Sigur Rós

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

A strange thing happens before the two-minute mark in "Saeglopur." All the twinkling and cooing erupts, at what might seem like eight minutes earlier than normal, into a cathartic blast of tautly constructed group noise — or, as those who prefer songs and motion over moods and atmospheres might say, "The good part comes." "Saeglopur" is emblematic of Sigur Rós' fourth album, released nearly three years (!) after ( ). Nothing resembles a drone, and no part of it could be described as funereal. Even so, Takk... is still very much a Sigur Rós album, due in large part to the ever-present otherworldly vocals, but also because the only real changes are the activeness of some arrangements — arrangements that deploy a familiar combination of bass, drums, piano, vocals, lots of strings, and some horns — and some of the colors that are used. Despite opening with what sounds like a happy walk through a snow bank, the album is just as suited for a sunlit spring morning as ( ) was suited for a winter trudge across a foggy moor, so in that sense, it isn't a repeat and is more tactile than illusory, but it's not likely to win over anyone who suddenly felt an index finger push against the back of his throat while hearing "Svefn-G-Englar" for the first time. And it's not as if the band is suddenly writing three-minute pop songs, either. Half of the album's tracks are longer than six minutes, with extended cresting, sudden bursts of action, and a couple particularly fragile moments that seem to be on the brink of melting away. One thing to consider when wondering whether or not this band has changed in any way: they've gone from providing the background music to death announcements to "Sé Lest," a fluttering children's lullaby that is briefly crashed by an even more gleeful oom-pah-pah brass band.

Customer Reviews

sonic perfection.

If ever you were moved to lay on a glacier and stare at the stars, or spend an afternoon riding your bike alongside a lava flow, then take comfort in knowing that your soundtrack has been created. Sigur Ros gives birth to sonic landscapes which will not soon be forgotten. The unassuming power of Sigur Ros’ music is like the incoming tide. It slowly circles around your toes and before you know it you are swimming to keep your head up. But do yourself a favour, don’t bring “Takk” to spin class, save it for a night when you can put on some headphones, and park yourself by a big window to watch a storm roll in.

Essential Listening Music

This album took me all of 1 listen to completely fall in love with it. Being a huge Sigur Ros fan for a few years now (ever since their appearance on the Vanilla Sky soundtrack) I must say that this contains some of their best songs ever (currently my favourite SR song is Milano - it almost brings me to tears every time I listen to it). Don't bother just getting 1 or 2 tracks of this album. The entire thing is phenomenal!!

Music

In a world like today with screaming punk bands and pop singers singing about lost love, Sigur Ros is a amazing escape. To where you may ask? To the deepest most calming part of the mind where life is what life is truly suppose to be like. Stunning.

Biography

Formed: January, 1994 in Iceland

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Named in part after a sister of one of the bandmembers, Reykjavik, Iceland's Sigur Rós (Victory Rose) was formed by guitarist and vocalist Jon Thor Birgisson (who later went by the name Jónsi), bassist Georg Holm, and drummer Agust. Formed in early 1994 while the members were teenagers, the trio's first recorded song earned them a deal with Iceland's Bad Taste label. Their sprawling debut LP, Von (Hope), was released in 1997, followed the next year by a collection of remixes from that album, Recycle...
Full bio

Become a fan of the iTunes and App Store pages on Facebook for exclusive offers, the inside scoop on new apps and more.