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Bestu Kveðjur

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Byrjum Upp á Nýtt (Bestu Kveðjur)
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Vegurinn
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Kjartan, Nr. 26
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Deus, Bóas Og/eða Kjarninn
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Þrír Fyrir þrjú
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Sumar í Múla
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Reykjafjarðarmein
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Týnda Mín
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Á Skólavörðuholti
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Með þér
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Með Seríos í Skálinni Við Smælum Endalaust
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Draumur í „d"
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Villingarnir
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Konkordía
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Á Meðan Vatnið Velgist
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Album Information
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Total Tracks: 15   Total Length: 58:29

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J. Edward Keyes

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Joe Keyes writes about music.

12.11.08
Sprengjuhöllin, Bestu Kveðjur
2008 | Label: Sprengjuhollin / TuneCore

Sprengjuhollin's debut, Tíarnir okkar (a version of which was released via eMusic Selects) was a runaway success in their native Iceland, topping the charts and making them the go-to band for forward-thinking Reyksters and their parents alike. It's no great mystery why: crammed with spry, vibrant mod songs, Tímarnir okkar yielded maximum payoff for minimal effort, the very definition of a perfect pop album. The band ended up with a string of sold-out… read more »

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Pretty strong

word-doctor

It has several cuts that are so-so, and a couple of these seem self-indulgent (although that may be my anti-80s sound bias showing). The high points, though are terrific, and the album benefits more from a diversity of sound than it would from playing it safe.

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Prova

I too enjoyed the choice of cover art, it's 'Wanderer above the Sea of Fog' 1818 by Caspar David Friedrich, German Romantic. Interestingly enough The Mekons also selected it for their eponymous 1980 debut album, also available on emusic in case anyone's interested. The music's pretty good too, folky Sigur Ros.

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This isn't really a review...

NoiseNoise

...but I enjoyed seeing this album's front cover, featuring a classic painting that I remember gracing the back cover of Joe Walsh's The Confessor.

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so much fun

k.ro

To be honest, I turned off tracks 6, 11, and 14 because they sounded a little harsh, but I've been listening to this album over and over. I can't understand a word of it, but the music is so darn catchy.

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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 »