Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Sigur Rós @ Fox Theatre (10/1/2013)



Opener:
  • Juliana Barwick is too mellow for my taste.  But she at least has a good voice.
Setlist:
  • Lots of songs from Kveikur, which was a good thing, since it's probably my second favorite album of theirs.  Three of my all time favorites from Takk... (their best album) - Glósóli, Hoppípolla, and Sæglópur.  None from Ágætis byrjun.  Track 1, and maybe Track 8, from ().  A couple from Valtari.  And one song - Festival (the closer) - from Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust.
Observations:
  • Jónsi really loves playing his guitar with a bow.
  • The crowd sat for most of the show, but stood up for the crescendo of a couple of songs.  It was a little awkward, especially when we all sat back down.  A couple of people tried to keep up the energy by standing and dancing toward the end.
 High/low-lights:
  • The highlights were many.  The band (including the many backing musicians) is pretty good at replicating the studio sounds live.
  • They include all the extended outros from the songs in their live performance.  This could be viewed as a good or bad thing.
  • The Fox is a visually stunning place to see a show.  However, I feel like the acoustics messed with a couple of songs a tiny bit.
Rating: 4.7/5

1 comment:

  1. Well ya beat me to the review Obi. Great show !!! the opening act kind of made me want to hang myself or die floating in the water like the visuals they projected. Things got a lot better when Sigur Ros came on. I love the way it gets to be sort of controlled chaos and when you think there is going to be a trainwreck with everything going on sonically, Jonsi hits that one bass note that suddenly brings everything back into harmony. I have been listening to them since their first album. lights and projections fit the show perfectly.

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