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Sigur Ros: Takk That!

Nick Hasted, The Independent, 19 May 2012

SIGUR ROS vanished four years ago. In their absence the band who are, after Bjork, Iceland's biggest musical export, saw their atmospheric music, with singer Jonsi Birgisson's unearthly falsetto at the apex of every soaring chorus, remain an emotion-pumping fixture on British TV, from Planet Earth to The X Factor. Their last two studio albums, Takk (2005) and With a Buzz In Our Ears We Play Endlessly (2008), sold half a million each, honing the sort of prettily emotive formula which has served Coldplay so well.

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