Friday, 6 May 2011

Jonsi - Go

RATING: 8.3/10
If you haven't heard of Sigur Ros, then much of this brief review of Jonsi Birgisson's debut album (2010) isn't going to make much sense.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SIGUR ROS.(Jonsi sings for SigurRos)
In any case, Jonsi has jumped away from sad and hyper-dramatic. Or so it seems... Vocals to Icelandic post-rock/ethereal band, Jonsi, lays off long swells of singing guitar and over-lapping sound for a shorter, more conventional, but still emotional, sound. The first track, "Go Do" is an example of this new sound... connecting Jonsi's falsetto voice,  sampling, strings and... Bird noises.

"Go" is still serious. The lyricism is deep and engaging. The instrumentals are complex but not nearly overdone. Jonsi still has a beautiful voice. It's easy to think of this record as a 'strange' Sigur Ros album, just because of Jonsi's voice... However you won't find screeching/ambient/lengthy melody on this record. You find catchy melodies, haunting vocal harmonies, and a lot of "flutey" sounds.

Are you looking for that sad Sigur Ros sound? "Go" has you covered.
Are you looking for singer songwriter songs? "Go" has you covered.
Are you looking for vocal talent? "Go" has you covered.
Are you looking for an album that flows? "Go" has you covered.
Are you looking for Cheery upbeat rhythms? "Go" has you covered.
Go seems to have everything.


Notable Tracks:
"Go Do" sets the theme for Jonsi's solo work from Sigur Ros. Catchy, powerful. Worth a listen or 10.
"Grow Till Tall" Sad, "nostalgic" and slow. Really beautiful.
"Tornado" Slow and sad.


Link to Artist:
http://jonsi.com/

36 comments:

  1. I love Sigur Ros! Great post and good listen!

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  2. Wow man, at first i was like, hmm. then I was like, no wai. Really

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  3. I didn't expect to be wowed by this song, but I was :3

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  4. i will check this, im into some sigur ros stuff so should be good!

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  5. Absolutely love Sigur Ros, I'll give this a look! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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  6. Love this song; been listening to Jonsi for a while now, and I still love hearing his work.

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  7. Best song oh theirs was Festival.

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  8. Heard this somewhere a couple of times, never knew the name, and now I know, thank you very much. Good song!

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  9. This was a very well done album.

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  10. Artsy and inspired. I like it.

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  11. This song definitely has me covered.

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  12. pretty good :) I like it ^^

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  13. how did i miss the release!?
    im going to itunes this now!
    love sigur ros

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  14. It's pretty good, I give it a 7/10.

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  15. My wife's a huge fan of Sigur Ros and she'll love that their singer has his own stuff. I'll pass this along, as well as your blog.

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  16. Thanks for the tip. Haven't heard this before

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  17. Great blog, interesting. followed!

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  18. I have never heard of this guy before. Very interesting, thanks for this!

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  19. Sigur Rosi is awesome

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  20. Great blog, glad I found this.

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  21. Sounds solid to me.

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  22. I will give it a try... tnx :)

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  23. Really like the sound

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  24. I love sigur ros style

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  25. This might be worthy of my time. :p Good post.

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  26. i love sigur ros. i hope i'll like this.

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  27. Thanks for that share im into it :)

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  28. Really different style and sounds, and the music is pretty good :D

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  29. Great post! Keep up the good work. http://lmtyaboutthis.blogspot.com/

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  30. I hear that song on the radio all the time.

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