~ Release group by Sigur Rós


Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Takk… CD 11 東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29) TOCP-66393
Takk… CD 11
Takk… CD 11 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 337 252 2 094633725225
Takk… CD 11 Geffen Records B0005345-02 602498845233
Takk… 2×12" Vinyl + 10" Vinyl 6 + 4 + 1 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 0946 3 37252 1 8, 337 252 1 094633725218
Takk… CD 11 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 695 4682 5099969546822
Takk… CD 11 EMI Music Australia (not for release label use!) 695 4682 5099969546822
Takk… 2×Vinyl 6 + 5 Smekkleysa SM119LP


associated singles/EPs: Sæglópur
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000393790 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/9658 [info]
Wikidata: Q1330456 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Takk... [info]
other databases: http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/sigur_ros/takk___/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/9dvr [info]

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After a three-year hiatus, soundtrack-bothering Icelandic dronesters Sigur Ros are back to remind us what 'epic' really means.

Tough to describe without lapsing into cliched talk of glaciers and volcanoes, much of Takk (Icelandic for 'thanks'), undeniably evokes the awesome spectacle of nature, making the human drama of conventional rock seem trifling.

Largely they stick to the formula established by their international breakthroughalbum Agaetis Byrjun; drifting, orchestral hymns overlaid with inscrutable banshee-like vocals and sudden bursts of guitar distortion.

Despite the lack of progression on Takk there are some lovelymoments of playfulness, as in "Se Lest" when, after six minutes of burbling glockenspiel and vocalist Jonsi's cooing, a chirpy brass band emerges to bring the song to a close. But mostly Sigur Ros remain grave, with skittery tracks like "Gong" which are full of shrill menace. Only after the tranquil "Andvari" does the album turn softer and less coherent, before the finalmajestic coda of "'Heysatan".

Takk. Our pleasure, as ever.