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Trivia / Sigur Rós

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  • Creator Couple: Jónsi & Alex, with his partner Alex Somers. They met way back in the mid-2000s, and then the collaborations between Somers and Sigur Rós started with the artwork for Takk. He has since worked closely with the band, even sharing credits on his score for Black Mirror: Hang the DJ.
  • Name's the Same: Jón Þór Birgisson and pop singer Jón Jósep Snæbjörnsson, the latter known for Eurovision and the LazyTown theme song, share the same nickname of Jónsi.
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  • Old Shame: Von. The lyrics to "Ágætis byrjun" are about the band's reaction, and "Hjartað hamast"'s final chorus also mentions how it didn't turn out the way they wanted.
  • One-Hit Wonder: They only have one Top 40 hit in the UK. It is, unsurprisingly, "Hoppípolla".
  • The Pete Best: Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson, who left after recording Ágætis byrjun. Sigur Rós didn't become well known outside of Iceland until after he left, and only hit it big after the next two albums.
  • He Also Did:
    • The score to Lords of Chaos. Yes, people. They scored a Black Metal thriller.
      • The film's director Jonas Åkerlund, who also did their "Óveður" music video, even admitted he temped the movie with SR's music, particularly bits off Von and Valtari.
    • Jónsi's solo work has its own page.
    • Georg and Orri:
      • Collaborated with Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson for the soundtrack album Circe: Music Composed for the Show of Shows.
      • Did generative music for Tate Modern's States of Matter exhibit in 2016.

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