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Sigur Rós

Band, *1994 IS, Reykjavík
Rock and Electronic
A.k.a. Jón Þór Birgisson, Kjartan Sveinsson, Orri Páll Dýrason, Georg Holm

Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík. Known for their ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi's falsetto vocals, and the use of bowed guitar, the band's music is also noticeable for its incorporation of classical and minimalist aesthetic elements. The name "Sigur Rós" is Icelandic for "Victory Rose". The band is named after Jónsi's newborn sister Sigurrós Elín. Jón Þór "Jónsi" Birgisson (guitar and vocals), Georg Hólm (bass) and Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson (drums) formed the group in Reykjavík in January 1994. Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson retired after the release of the second album to be replaced by Orri Páll Dýrason. The band was joined by Kjartan Sveinsson on keyboards in 1998. Kjartan Sveinsson left the band in 2013. Orri Páll Dýrason left the band in 2018 facing allegations of sexual assult writing “I cannot have these serious allegations influence the band and the important and beautiful work that has been done there for the last years.” Line-up (As of Oct. 2018): Jón Þór Birgisson (guitar, vocals), Georg Hólm (bass guitar)

     
Members
PortraitOrri Páll Dýrason
dr, key *1977 IS
PortraitKjartan Sveinsson
key, g, xyl *1978 IS
PortraitGeorg Hólm
b, key, cb *1976 IS
PortraitÁgúst Ævar Gunnarsson
dr *1976 IS
PortraitJón Þór Birgisson
g, voc, key *1975 IS
Popular Tracks   
Hoppípolla on Takk... by Sigur Rós
Svefn-g-englar on Ágætis byrjun by Sigur Rós
Untitled #3 - Samskeyti on by Sigur Rós
Starálfur on Ágætis byrjun by Sigur Rós
Olsen olsen on Ágætis byrjun by Sigur Rós
Glósóli on Takk... by Sigur Rós
Untitled #4 - Njósnavélin on by Sigur Rós
Sæglópur on Takk... by Sigur Rós
Varðeldur on Valtari by Sigur Rós
Untitled #1 - Vaka on by Sigur Rós

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Band Membership
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Kveikur (Live)Sigur Rós2019Album
Black Mirror: Hang The DJ (Music From The Netflix Original Series)Alex Somers & Sigur Rós2018Album
Route OneSigur Rós2017Album
Liminal Remixes (by Jónsi, Alex Somers & Paul Corley)Sigur Rós2017Album
ÁSigur Rós2017Single
Hoppípolla (Planet Earth II Mix)Sigur Rós2016Single
ÓveðurSigur Rós2016Single
SunflowerSigur Rós2015Album
The Rains Of Castamere (From The HBO® Series Game Of Thrones - Season 4)Sigur Rós2014Single
BrennisteinnSigur Rós2013Album
KveikurSigur Rós2013Album
Valtari Film ExperimentSigur Rós2013Album
FACT Mix 389Sigur Rós2013Album
ÍsjakiSigur Rós2013Album
iTunes Festival: London 2013Sigur Rós2013Album
StormurSigur Rós2013Album
Dresden 2013Sigur Rós2013Album
RafstraumurSigur Rós2013Album
VarúðSigur Rós2012Single
ValtariSigur Rós2012Album
Ekki MúkkSigur Rós2012Single
InniSigur Rós2011Album
Gobbledigook RemixeSigur Rós2009Album
We Play EndlesslySigur Rós2009Compil.
GobbledigookSigur Rós2008Single
Lowlands 2008Sigur Rós2008Album
Inni Mer Syngur VitleysingurSigur Rós2008Single
Inní Mér Syngur VitleysingurSigur Rós2008Single
Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustSigur Rós2008Album
GobbledigookSigur Rós2008Single
Við Spilum EndalaustSigur Rós2008Single
Hvarf - HeimSigur Rós2007Album
HljómalindSigur Rós2007Single
In A Frozen Sea: A Year With Sigur RósSigur Rós2007Album
HeimaSigur Rós2007Album
SæglópurSigur Rós2006Album
MP3 CollectionSigur Rós2006Compil.
GlósóliSigur Rós2005Single
Takk...Sigur Rós2005Album
"Takk" EPK (Half Hour Version)Sigur Rós2005Single
HoppípollaSigur Rós2005Single
Ba Ba Ti Ki Di DoSigur Rós2004Album
Untitled #1 (Vaka)Sigur Rós2003Single
HlemmurSigur Rós2003Album
( )Sigur Rós2002Album
( )Sigur Rós2002Single
SurfacingSigur Rós2002Album
( ) - Interactive Press KitSigur Rós2002Album
Bíum Bíum BambalóSigur Rós Vs. Céline Dion2001Album
Rímur EPSigur Rós & Steindór Andersen2001Album
Angels Of The UniverseHilmar Örn Hilmarsson & Sigur Rós2001Album
Ný BatteríSigur Rós2000Single
Ágætis ByrjunSigur Rós1999Album
Svefn-G-EnglarSigur Rós1999Album
Iceland Review Presents Sigur Ros Multimedia For Your Computer Or CD PlayerSigur Rós1999Album
Von BrigðiSigur Rós1998Album
VonSigur Rós1997Album
Icelandic Opera HouseSigur RósAlbum
Untitled 1Sigur RósSingle
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