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Sprengjuhöllin

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Glúmur
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Keyrum Yfir Ísland
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Síðasta Bloggfærsla Ljóshærð Drengsins
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Worry 'til Spring
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Sumar í Múla
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Nú Er Tíminn
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Þá Hlupu Hestar Á Skeið
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Frá Gleymdu Vori
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Taktlaus
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Flogin Er Finka
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Album Information
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 36:45

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09.02.08
Sprengjuhöllin, Sprengjuhöllin
2008 | Label: eMusic Selects

The mod pop of the late '60s — Small Faces, Kinks, etc — fathers Sprengjuhöllin, its orchestrations, its openly emotive moods and somewhat fey inclinations towards grandeur all representative of the naiveté and boldness of youth. But just because mod fathered Sprengjuhöllin doesn't make it their destiny. Instead, the deeper you get, the more diffuse their sound becomes: hints of Super Furry Animals and Gorky's Zygotic Mynci and other particularly European, skewed-pop… read more »

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word-doctor

I wasn't expecting anything earth-shattering and didn't get it. But it's a good, solid approach to pop music of the last 25 years or so; unified enough and diverse enough. Put it this way, I listen to it 1x/week all the way through, which is more than I can say for a lot of albums I have.

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Great Soundtrack for a Mentos Commercial

BonniePrinceKillme

Makes me want Dur Freshmaker!!!! Not in a good way.

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Kinks????

EMUSIC-007E0F0E

Cute, yes. Catchy pop, yes. But comparison to the Kinks? Give me a break.

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What!

Ole'rustyrocks

Has your last reviewer ever listened to any 60's (so called) mod pop? I don't think so. This bubble gum version of Sigur Ros have neither the backgrond experience or musical nownce to draw anywhere near such comparisons

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Rollicking and vibrant!

jedwardk-eMusic

Who cares what language it's in -- Sprengjuhollin deliver warm, hooky, vibrant pop with choruses galore. "Worry Til Spring" is a masterpiece.

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eMusic Selects: Sprengjuhöllin

By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-Chief

Mad, mod and bursting with energy, Icelandic quintet Sprengjuhöllin outfit big melodies with blaring brass and bounding guitars, making songs that transcend language and geography. A distant, foreign cousin to '60s groups like the Action and the Kinks, Sprengjuhöllin write the kind of pop songs that seem at once both novel and familiar. But the music is just the half of it; Sprengjuhöllin's songs are like novellas, with misbegotten characters stumbling dumbly around empty ideologies and… more »