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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.

Sigur Rós.

Sigur Rós are not the only Icelandic musicians included in the Rolling Stone’s listing; Vespertine by Björk is in 67th place, Morgunbladid reports.

Orri Páll Dýrason, Sigur Rós’s drummer, said the inclusion is a great honor, although he usually doesn’t contemplate much on such listings.

Icelandic music critic Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen stated that the selection shows that this respected music magazine considers Sigur Rós, “among the best bands in the world.”

Sigur Rós front man Jónsi is currently working on a solo album to be released next year.

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