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Sigur Rós

Formed: 1994 in Iceland
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Jon Thor Birgisson, Georg Holm, Kjartan Sveinsson, Orri Páll DýRason, Agust, Jónsi
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
Ágætis Byrjun
Released: 1999
Label: Play It Again Sam
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Two years passed since Sigur Rós' debut. By this time, the band recruited in a new keyboardist by the name of Kjartan Sveinsson and it seems to have done nothing but take the band to an even higher state ...Read full review
Angels of the Universe [Iceland]
Released: 2000
Label: Krunk
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The soundtrack for Iceland's much celebrated film Englar Alheimsins (Angels of the Universe) lives up to the lavish praise with an overcast and ethereal score composed by a startling duo of Hilmar Örn ...Read full review