Iceland, 2013, post-rock / art rock
Sigur Rós – Kveikur: I listened to this when it was first released, and having lost one of its members, the band sounds a bit different on this album. My initial reaction was one of guarded skepticism. I wasn’t sure if I liked it, but when I listened to it again, it just happened to be when I was pulling an all-nighter (and no I wasn’t studying). I danced to this album harder than I’ve ever danced in my life outside a live show setting, and the dancing helped me understand and love this album. As a matter of fact, my experience with this album was so profound that I didn’t listen to a single piece of music for the next 30 days. I couldn’t. The music receptors in my soul were burned out.