Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
Studio album by Sigur Rós
Released European Union June 20, 2008
United Kingdom June 23, 2008
United States June 24, 2008
Japan July 2, 2008
Recorded January–April 2008 at Sundlaugin, Abbey Road Studios and Langholtskirkja [1]
Genre Post-rock
Ambient
Art rock
Length 55:36
Label EMI, XL Recordings
Producer Sigur Rós and Flood
Sigur Rós chronology
Hvarf/Heim
(2007)
Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
(2008)
We Play Endlessly
(2009)

Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (Icelandic: [mɛð ˈsʏːð i ˈeiːrʏm vɪð ˈspɪːlʏm ˈɛntaløyst], With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly[2]) is the fifth full-length studio album by the Icelandic band Sigur Rós, released on June 23, 2008.[3]

All the lyrics for the album were originally intended to be in English, but in the end the band decided that Icelandic felt more natural to them. Some lyrics were translated back into Icelandic, while some songs got completely new texts.[4] It is the band's first album to feature a track sung in English ("All Alright"). The first track on the album, "Gobbledigook", premiered on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 music show in the UK on May 27, 2008. "Festival" was premiered on Colin Murray's Radio 1 show on June 3, 2008.

In general, the music continues Sigur Rós' departure from their generally ethereal and minimalist music, being (as the title and cover suggest) more playful and fanciful than their early work, featuring more traditional guitar melodies, acoustic instrumentation, and folk-oriented compositions following in the vein of their later albums.

The album was available for pre-order from June 3 on the band's official media site, and on June 5, the band performed "Gobbledigook", "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur ", "Festival", "Fljótavík", "Við spilum endalaust" and "All Alright" live in Guadalajara, Mexico. On June 8, the full album streamed early on the Sigur Rós dót widget.[5][6] On June 19, pre-ordered albums began arriving in the mail. The song "Festival" was featured in the 2010 Danny Boyle film 127 Hours starring James Franco.[7]

The album's cover features a photograph by Ryan McGinley.[8] Originally the album artwork was going to be done by Olafur Eliasson; it would have been the first time the band had passed album artwork to an external artist.[9] In the end they did not like the proposed design and created the cover art themselves using the photograph.[10]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [11]
The Boston Globe (favorable) [12]
God Is in the TV Zine 4.5/5 stars [13]
Hot Press 4/5 stars [14]
The Independent 3/5 stars [15]
NME 6/10 stars [16]
Now 4/5 stars [17]
The Phoenix 3/4 stars [18]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10) [19]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [20]

Contents

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "Gobbledigook"   3:08
2. "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur" ("Within me a lunatic sings") 4:05
3. "Góðan daginn" ("Good morning") 5:15
4. "Við spilum endalaust" ("We play endlessly") 3:33
5. "Festival"   9:24
6. "Með suð í eyrum" ("With a buzz in our ears") 4:56
7. "Ára bátur" ("Row boat") 8:57
8. "Illgresi" ("Weeds") 4:13
9. "Fljótavík" ([the name of a wide bay in Hornstrandir, Iceland]) 3:49
10. "Straumnes" ([the name of a tidal headland near Fljótavík]) 2:01
11. "All Alright"   6:21

Personnel

Strings: Amiina (on tracks 2,3,4,5,8 and 9, recorded in Kjartan Sveinsson's livingroom and Langholtskirkja)

  • Hildur Ársælsdóttir
  • Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir
  • Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir
  • Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir

Brass (on tracks 2, 4 and 11) performed by:

  • E. Friðfinnsson
  • Helgi Hrafn Jónsson
  • I.G. Erlendsson
  • K. Håkonarson
  • Samúel Jón Samúelsson
  • S. Sigurðarson
  • S.J. Bernharðsson

Tambourine, claps and other noises by Siggi Frendi, Höddi Gunni, John Best, Sunray and Breeze.

"Ára bátur" recorded live at Abbey Road Studios with the London Sinfonietta and the choristers of the London Oratory School Schola. Directed by D. Bjarnason, engineered by Andy Dudman.

Photography by Ryan McGinley.

Charts

Chart (2008) [21] Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 14
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 4
Dutch Albums Chart 21
Finnish Albums Chart 7
German Albums Chart 26
Iceland Albums Chart 1
Irish Albums Chart 4
Japanese Albums Chart 22
Italian Albums Chart 13
Norwegian Albums Chart 7
Swedish Albums Chart 29
Swiss Albums Chart 8
U.S. Billboard 200 15
UK Albums Chart 5

References

  1. ^ "með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust". sigur-ros.co.uk. http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/band/disco/medsud-credits.php. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  2. ^ "sigur rós - lyrics". sigur-ros.co.uk. http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/band/lyrics.php. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  3. ^ "New Album Details". sigur-ros.co.uk. http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/news/. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  4. ^ "Kobra - del 11". Kobra. Sveriges Television. http://svtplay.se/v/1563815/kobra/del_11_av_11?cb,a1364145,1,f,102859/pb,a1364142,1,f,102859/pl,v,,1563815/sb,p102859,1,f,-1. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  5. ^ "sigur rós - discography » með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust". sigur-ros.co.uk. http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/band/disco/medsud.php. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  6. ^ "sigur rós official website — stream new album". sigur-ros.co.uk. http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/band/disco/medsud-dot.php. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  7. ^ "‘127 Hours’ Soundtrack Features Sigur Ros, Dido, Bill Withers & More". blogs.indiewire.com. http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/127_hours_soundtrack_features_sigur_ros_dido_bill_withers_more/. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  8. ^ "sigur rós - discography » með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust". sigur-ros.co.uk. http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/band/disco/medsud-artwork.php. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  9. ^ "sigur rós - feature articles". sigur-ros.co.uk. http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/media/articles/q0.php. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  10. ^ "Sigur Rós: Why we're mesmerised by the hypnotic Icelandic band". independent.co.uk (London: The Independent). January 30, 2009. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/sigur-r243s-why-were-mesmerised-by-the-hypnotic-icelandic-band-1519898.html. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  11. ^ Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust at Allmusic
  12. ^ The Boston Globe review
  13. ^ God Is in the TV Zine review
  14. ^ Hot Press review
  15. ^ The Independent review
  16. ^ NME review
  17. ^ Now review
  18. ^ The Phoenix review
  19. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  20. ^ Rolling Stone review
  21. ^ http://acharts.us/album/36483

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