Jónsi – “Tornado”

Jónsi – “Tornado” – Go

FINALLY got around to getting my greasy mitts on Sigur Rós lead singer Jónsi Birgisson’s debut solo album yesterday, and I’ve listened to it almost three times since then.  I loved the first advance single, “Boy Lilikoi”, but I wasn’t crazy about the next one, “Go Do” (the album’s first track), so I honestly wasn’t waiting for the album with bated breath.  But it’s fantastic!  And not like Sigur Rós’s music at all.  It’s concise and full of whimsy, and though the arrangements aren’t simple (each song seems to contain an entire orchestra played by extremely energetic, talented children and/or small woodland animals), the overall effect of the album is.  It sweeps, it soars, it bursts with energy, and it’s extremely tuneful.  Check out “Tornado”, one of my favorites, below.

“Tornado”

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~ by toren on April 13, 2010.

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