Inni

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Inni
Live album by Sigur Rós
Released 7 November 2011 (2011-11-07)
Recorded 2008
Genre Post-rock, ambient
Sigur Rós chronology
We Play Endlessly
(2009)
Inni
(2011)
Valtari
(2012)

Inni (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈɪnːɪ], Within) is a live motion picture and album by Icelandic band Sigur Rós released in 2011.[1] The concert footage was directed by Vincent Morisset and filmed at the Alexandra Palace in 2008. It was released on 7 November 2011 on various formats, including vinyl, DVD, Blu-ray and CD. Theatrical versions were shown around the world in late 2011.

It contains live tracks from all but one of the band's albums, and features the latest album prominently, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust. Two tracks were released for free download off the band's website from the album, "Ný Batterí" and "Festival", and "E-Bow" was also made available for download with every pre-order of the package.

Editions[edit]

The commercial package for Inni is released in five different editions:

  • 'Digital download' edition of the motion picture on .mp4 and/or album on .wav or .mp3
  • 'Standard' edition featuring the motion picture on DVD and the album on double CD
  • 'Blu-ray' edition with the motion picture on Blu-ray and DVD and the album on double CD
  • 'Vinyl/DVD' edition with the motion picture on DVD and the album on both double CD and triple vinyl
  • 'Limited special' edition, featuring special packaging, the Blu-ray, DVD and double CD as well as a 7" coloured vinyl of the song "Lúppulagið" and additional bonus material.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (78/100)[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly (A−)[4]
The A.V Club (B+)[5]
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10)[6]
BBC (positive)[7]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[8]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars[9]
Spin 7/10 stars[6]
Clash 8/10 stars[10]
Drowned in Sound 8/10 stars[11]
Paste Magazine (8.2/10)[12]

Inni has received mostly positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 78, based on 18 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[2] Marc Hogan from Spin wrote: "After three-plus years without fresh Sigur Rós material, though, the real treat is the contemplatively buzzing, ambient finale "Lúppulagid" -- an honest-to-goodness new song." Melissa Maerz from Entertainment Weekly commented that "the DVD captures the 75-minute buildup of guitars, xylophones, piccolos, and frontman Jónsi's cherubic voice, until it reaches its epic finale on the ethereal new swooner Lúppulagid."[4] Kevin Liedel from Slant Magazine awarded the album three out of five stars and wrote: "Inni is beautiful and alluring, yes, but ultimately a recycled bit of nostalgia likely to please very few."[8]

Motion picture track listing[edit]

  1. "Ný batterí"
  2. "Svefn-g-englar"
  3. "Fljótavík"
  4. "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur"
  5. "Sæglópur"
  6. "Festival"
  7. "E-Bow"
  8. "Popplagið"
  9. "Lúppulagið"

CD track listing[edit]

CD1
No. Title English translation[*] Length
1. "Svefn-g-englar (from Ágætis byrjun, 1999)"   Sleepwalkers 10:12
2. "Glósóli (from Takk..., 2005)"   Glowing Sole 6:52
3. "Ný batterí (from Ágætis byrjun)"   New Batteries 8:38
4. "Fljótavík (from Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, 2008)"     3:38
5. "Við spilum endalaust (from Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust)"   We Play Endlessly 3:58
6. "Hoppípolla (from Takk...)"   Hopping in Puddles 4:13
7. "Með blóðnasir (from Takk...)"   I Have a Nosebleed 2:22
8. "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur (from Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust)"   Within Me, a Lunatic Sings 4:08
9. "E-Bow (from ( ), 2002)"     9:09
CD2
No. Title English translation[*] Length
1. "Sæglópur (from Takk...)"   Lost at Sea 7:40
2. "Festival (from Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust)"     7:35
3. "Hafsól (from Hvarf/Heim, 2007)"   The Sun's Sea 8:28
4. "All Alright (from Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust)"     5:41
5. "Popplagið (from ( ))"   The Pop Song 15:23
6. "Lúppulagið (previously unreleased)"   The Loop Song 5:59
  • * English translations not official.

Vinyl track listing[edit]

Disc 1, Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Svefn-g-englar"   10:12
2. "Glósóli"   6:52
Disc 1, Side B
No. Title Length
3. "Ný batterí"   8:38
4. "Fljótavík"   3:38
5. "Við spilum endalaust"   3:58
Disc 2, Side C
No. Title Length
6. "Hoppípolla"   4:13
7. "Með blóðnasir"   2:22
8. "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur"   4:08
9. "E-Bow"   9.09
Disc 2, Side D
No. Title Length
10. "Sæglópur"   7:40
11. "Festival"   7:35
Disc 3, Side E
No. Title Length
12. "Hafsól"   8:28
13. "All Alright"   5:41
Disc 3, Side F
No. Title Length
14. "Popplagið"   15:23
15. "Lúppulagið"   5:59

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