Rating: 7.5 baby goats out of 10
Now on their sixth full-length release, if you haven't formed an opinion on Sigur Rós by now I'm guessing you're not going to. While musically they're sorta in their own world of orchestral space pop, they remind me a lot of the great instrumental post rock bands like Explosions in the Sky or Mogwai in that from album to album you don't get a lot of variation, but they've developed such a compelling and engaging sound that you don't mind that they just sorta keep writing the same song.
So really what you have to ask yourself here - is this a good Sigur Rós record compared with their other work? And it is. Not amazing, but certainly good. They're not likely to ever top the glory of "Ágætis Byrjun," but this is just as strong an album as their last couple for sure. Maybe not as upbeat as "Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust," but just as enjoyable. Put it this way - fans of the band have nothing to worry about before purchasing this record. And like with everything they release, it will be one of my favorite records of the year.