First for music news
This Week's Issue
You’re logged in

Sigur Ros - 'Valtari'

This record will maintain their fan base, but it won't attract a new one

Sigur Ros - 'Valtari'

Album Info

  • Release Date: May 28, 2012
  • Producer: Sigur Rós, Alex Somers
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Fact: Valtari is their 6th studio album
7 / 10 In which the Icelandic troupe return from their hiatus with a startling new brostep direction. Not really, just joking. Longtime fans will be delighted to hear that ‘Valtari’ eschews the Coldplay-isms of 2008’s ‘Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust’ to retread the sweeping soundscape territory of 2002’s ‘( )’. If you’re not a convert to Sigur Rós’ ethereal, wide-eyed majesty, then this probably won’t do anything to change your mind. But if you are (or need a soundtrack to a documentary about polar bears in their natural habitat) then you will almost certainly get all in a lather about this. Business-as-usual has rarely sounded this beautiful.
[i]Kristian Dando[/i]

To rate this track, log in to NME.COM

To read all our reviews first - days before they appear online - check out NME magazine, on sale every Wednesday


Please login to add your comment.

More Videos
More Sigur Ros
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read Reviews
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today