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.
  • Broken Base: The band's infamous NPR interview, which went disastrously due to the band's reluctance to answer questions. It started a huge online debate over whether the band or the interviewer was to blame.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Their songs tend to be either this or Tear Jerkers.
    • "Hoppipolla" reads as an anthem to childhood innocence.
  • 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.
  • 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
    • The latter half of Hoppipolla deserves a special mention for its use of string instruments.
  • 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.
      • The entire second half of ( ) is cry-yourself-to-sleep music, but it's also absurdly beautiful.
  • 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.


http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/SigurRos