Sigur Rós Album Among Decade’s Best

The 1999 album, Ágaetis byrjun, by Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós,ranks 29th in the Rolling Stone magazine’s listing of the decade’s 100 best albums, compiled by around 100 music experts. Another of the band’s albums, ( ), ranks 76th.

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Currency Fraud Equals Value of Cod Export

The total amount of trade which the Central Bank of Iceland is investigating due to suspicion of violation of the currency restrictions is worth as much as 93.3 percent of the cod that was exported from Iceland during the first nine months of this year.

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Fewer Immigrants Leave Iceland Than Expected

At the beginning of this year, 28,644 foreign citizens resided in Iceland, or nine percent of the Icelandic population. In the first nine months of 2009, 3,538 foreign citizens moved out of the country while 2,793 moved to the country, so the number of foreign-born residents has only dropped by 745 in this period, or by 2.6 percent.

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