Critical Condition: Sigur Ros
I am spellbound listening to the new album from Sigur Ros, Takk. It's just plain beautiful, simple as that. But don't take my word for it; Andy Whitman is praising the album as "cherubim garage rock" over at his blog:
The music is so gloriously sweeping and panoramic and downright spiritually uplifting that there were times when I had difficulty not raising my hands from the steering wheel, not a recommended practice when driving a minivan. I love the strings. I love the brass band. And I love the vision of a band that simply wants to make transparently beautiful music. They succeeded.
Whitman isn't alone; check out all these rave reviews!