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YMMV: Sigur Rós
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: This seems to be happening in regards to one of the videos for Fjögur píanó (Warning: NSFW) that came out of the Valtari film experiment. It was featured on many blogs that had never before heard of the band simply because Shia LaBeouf was completely naked in the video.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Their songs tend to be either this or Tear Jerkers.
  • Growing the Beard: Ágætis byrjun established the band's WAFFy Signature Style by bringing Jonsi's bowed guitar and vocals to the forefront and writing much prettier songs.
  • Hell Is That Noise:
    • "Dido," "Dido," freaking "Dido."' At first the song seems normal, a soothing Ominous Music Box Tune with some chopped up vocal samples, not much out-of-place for a Sigur Ros track. But then you reach the last two minutes...
    • The pained wails and bowed guitar ambience in "Syndir Guðs (Opinberun Frelsarans)"
    • The distorted bass in "Brennestein" and especially the harsh bass at the beginning of the bridge and near the end.
    • The entirety of "Kveikur" barring the chorus and Jonsi's lead vocals. Yes, even his distorted backing vocals are this.
    • The extremely slowed down guitar strums at the end of "Avalon"
  • Most Wonderful Sound:
    • The first bowed guitar chords of "Svefn-G-Englar" and the submarine-esque beeping sound that plays throughout the song.
    • Jonsi's voice is one of the most soothing things you'll ever hear in your life. Especially on "Brennestein" and when the vocals first come in on "Rembihnútur"
    • All of "Glosoli," "Sæglópur," and "Hoppipolla"
    Og hér ert þú, fannst mér
    Og hér ert þú, Glósóli
    Og hér ert þú, Glósóli
    Og hér ert þú, Glósóli
  • Narm: The above mentioned video for "Fjögur píanó." What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?
    • Particularly the scene where the woman is holding up the dead butterfly and screaming. If the video wasn't already True Art Is Incomprehensible enough for you, that part really finishes it off.
  • Nightmare Fuel: See the page.
  • Sequel Displacement: Nobody remembers the band had a career before Ágætis byrjun.
  • Signature Song: "Hoppipolla" and especially "Svefn-G-Englar".
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The video for "Viðrar vel til loftárása"
  • Tear Jerker: "Viðrar vel til loftárása". Dear Gods, "Viðrar vel til loftárása".
    • Also "Samskeyti", if you've seen Mysterious Skin.
      • Don't forget "Hoppipolla", "Sæglópur", "Untitled 1", "Untitled 2"... really, the band seems fond of this trope.
  • True Art Is Angsty: Their angsty songs (to be precise angsty melody since nobody understands the lyrics) from the earlier albums like Viðrar vel til loftárása, Untitled #1, and Sæglópur were received better by fans and critics alike compared to their Lighter and Softer approach for their album Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust.
    • On the other hand, by far their most popular song is Hoppipolla, which is definitely Lighter and Softer.
    • Also, ( ), being the moodiest of their albums is often considered one of their weaker works.

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