· Demise greatly exaggerated.
While reports that Takk was Sigur Ross pop-minded grab at the mainstream have been greatly exaggerated, their fourth album is their most digestible all-encompassing and friendly like the warmest winter blankets.
After 2002s somewhat difficult album ( ), Takk fully embraces Sigur Ross epic pop sensibilities, the likes of "Hoppipolla" and "Gong" approaching the orchestral sway of a national anthem. It makes little difference what Jónsi Birgisson is actually saying whether Icelandic, or in his own invented Hopelandish, this time around weve all reached the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.
While ( ) seemed lost and glacial, Takk is the perfect autumn record, enveloping and gorgeous, its another instant headphone classic. Given how the members of Sigur Ros have all settled down recently, be it through marriage, babies or love at long last (the previously lonely Brigissons new boyfriend contributes the albums gorgeous artwork), Takk is an amazingly bright step forward.