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New Megas album proves popular

By Iceland Review

The new album Frágangur (“Finish”) by Icelandic musician Magnús Thór Jónsson (born 1945), better known as Megas, has sold almost 3,000 copies since its release in late July, far more copies than his last few albums.

“Megas has been accepted. He is much more appreciated than he used to be,” Eidur Arnarsson, the publishing director of record label Sena told Fréttbladid.

Megas himself does not know how to explain this recent popularity. “I have made albums before that I liked but not others, so I don’t know where my taste rimes with the taste of the public.”

The musician has become somewhat of a cult figure in Iceland. His lyrics often spotlight taboos in Icelandic society with references to classical literature and history. Megas will be in concert in Miklatún park during Reykjavík Culture Night tomorrow.

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