Jack Coyle, AP entertainment writer, chose Sigur Rós’ album “Takk” one of the top ten rock albums of 2005 reports Morgunbladid. White Stripes, and Antony and the Johnsons, both bands that held concerts in Iceland this year, also made the list.
According to Coyle, “Sigur Ros has built a swelling mass of devoted fans by playing music noone has ever heard before. Though there are a few somewhat approximate predecessors, Iceland’s Sigur Ros — a hugely influential group to bands including Radiohead — is unique. On this, its third widely released album, the ethereal sounds rock a little more and twinkle more hopefully. “Saeglopur” in particular is a standout.”
Coyle chose Wolf Parade’s album “Apologies to the Queen Mary” as the best album of the year.