Sigur Rós discography

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Sigur Rós discography

Sigur Rós performing at the Roskilde Festival 2006, Denmark
Releases
Studio albums 7
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 3
EPs 5
Singles 14
Video albums 2
Music videos 9
Soundtracks 1
Remix albums 1
Other appearances 10

The discography of Sigur Rós, an Icelandic post-rock group, consists of seven studio albums, one remix album, three extended plays, one soundtrack album, fourteen singles, nine music videos and two video albums.[1] Sigur Rós was formed in 1994 in Reykjavík, Iceland, by singer and guitarist Jón Þór Birgisson, bassist Georg Hólm and drummer Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson.[2]

Sigur Rós released their debut album, Von, in 1997 with Smekkleysa Records. It failed to chart, selling 313 copies in its first year of release, but was certified platinum in 2005 by Iceland's record industry association. Von brigði was released in 1998 and features remixes of tracks from Von. Only one track, "Leit af lífi", was new to the album. Keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson joined the band in 1998 and a year later Ágætis byrjun was released. It reached number 1 on the Icelandic album chart, number 17 in Norway, and number 52 on the United Kingdom Albums Chart. Two tracks were released from the album as singles: "Svefn-g-englar" and "Ný batterí". Gunnarsson left the band after Ágætis byrjun and was replaced by Orri Páll Dýrason.

The group's third studio album, ( ), was released in October 2002, comprising eight untitled tracks divided by a 36-second silence. The album's title consists of two opposing parentheses; it has no other official title, though members of Sigur Rós have referred to it as "Svigaplatan" ("The Bracket Album").[3] The entire album is performed in Vonlenska, a constructed language of gibberish.[4] One single was released from ( ), "untitled #1" (a.k.a. "Vaka"). Takk..., released in 2005, produced three singles, "Glósóli", "Hoppípolla" and "Sæglópur". The album reached number 1 in Iceland, number 4 in Italy and Norway, number 16 in the UK, and number 27 in the United States. It was certified gold in Iceland and the UK. Sigur Rós's fifth studio album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, was released in 2008 with "Gobbledigook", "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur" and "Við spilum endalaust" all released as singles. Með suð... was also certified gold in the UK.

In March 2012, Sigur Rós released Ekki Múkk, from their sixth studio album Valtari, also released in 2012. In 2013, they released their seventh album, Kveikur.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
ICL
[5]
AUS
[6]
DK
[7]
FIN
[8]
FRA
[9]
GER
[10]
IRL
[11]
ITA
[12]
NOR
[13]
SWE
[14]
UK
[15]
[16]
US
[17]
1997 Von 33
1999 Ágætis byrjun
  • Released: June 1999
  • Label: Smekkleysa Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
1 65 38 17 52
2002 ( )
  • Released: 28 October 2002
  • Label: Smekkleysa Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
1 49 24 24 19 33 17 6 50 49 51
2005 Takk...
  • Released: 12 September 2005
  • Label: Smekkleysa Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
1 19 16 8 30 27 6 4 4 12 16 27
2008 Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
  • Released: 20 June 2008
  • Label: Smekkleysa Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
1 14 8 7 30 26 4 7 7 29 5 15
2012 Valtari
  • Released: 28 May 2012
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Formats: CD, LP, Digital download
1 14 21 21 29 23 1 7 12 31 8 7
2013 Kveikur
  • Released: 17/18 June 2013
  • Label: XL
  • Formats: CD, LP, Digital download
1 17 8 18 18 19 6 13 6 14 9 14
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Notes
ICL
[5]
AUS
[6]
FRA
[9]
GER
[10]
IRL
[11]
ITA
[12]
NOR
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[20]
UK
[15]
2007 Hvarf/Heim
  • Released: 5 November 2007
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2 49 50 35 15 16 21 45 44 23
  • Hvarf (CD 1) contains studio versions of previously unreleased songs.
  • Heim (CD 2) contains live acoustic versions of songs as performed in the film Heima.
2008 In a Frozen Sea: A Year with Sigur Ros
  • Released: 8 February 2008
  • Label: Artist in Residence
  • Format: Vinyl
  • Box set containing Agaetis Byrjun, (), and Takk.
  • Includes the song "Untitled #9" (a.k.a. "Smaskifa"), first released in Sigur 1 / Sigur 9.
2009 We Play Endlessly
  • Collection of songs released under EMI's label Parlophone.
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
ICL
[5]
AUT
[22]
BEL
[23]
FRA
[9]
GER
[10]
IRL
[11]
NOR
[13]
SWE
[14]
UK
[15]
US
[17]
2011 Inni
  • Released: 7 November 2011
  • Formats: CD, DVD, LP
32 24 76 33 49 32 49 45 73

Remix albums[edit]

Year Album details
1998 Von brigði
  • Released: July 1998
  • Label: Smekkleysa Records
  • Formats: CD, LP

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Year Album details
2003 Hlemmur
  • Released: March 2003
  • Label: Smekkleysa Records
  • Format: CD

Video albums[edit]

Year Album details Certifications
2007 Heima
  • Director: Dean DeBlois
  • Released: 27 September 2007
  • Studio: Klikk Productions
2013 Valtari Film Experiment
  • Director: Various
  • Released: 25 February 2013
  • Studio: EMI Records

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP details Peak chart positions
ICL
[5]
FRA
[9]
IRL
[11]
ITA
[12]
2001 Rímur
  • Released: April 2001
  • Label: Krúnk
  • Format: CD
2003 Sigur 1 / Sigur 9
  • Released: 13 May 2003
  • Label: MCA
  • Format: CD
2004 Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do
  • Released: 24 March 2004
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: Mini CD, CD, LP
77 25 7
2006 Sæglópur Japan Tour EP
  • Released: 10 July 2006
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: 12", CD
2013 Brennisteinn US Tour EP
  • Released: 23 March 2013
  • Label:
  • Formats:

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
ICL
[5]
BEL (FL)
[23]
CAN
[26]
DNK
[7]
GER
[27]
IRL
[11]
UK
[15]
[16]
[28]
1999 "Svefn-g-englar" 146 Ágætis byrjun
2000 "Ný batterí" 133
2003 "untitled #1" (a.k.a. "Vaka") 4 20 98 31 72 ( )
2005 "Glósóli" 1 Takk...
"Hoppípolla" 24
2006 "Sæglópur"
2007 "Hljómalind" 91 Hvarf/Heim
2008 "Gobbledigook" 9 69 Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
"Inní mér syngur vitleysingur" 8 66 152
2009 "Við spilum endalaust" 54
2012 "Ekki Múkk" Valtari
"Varúð" 132
2013 "Brennisteinn" 14 Kveikur
"Ísjaki" 12 86
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

These songs have not appeared on official Sigur Rós releases.

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1998 "Dót"
(with Didda)
Strokið og slegið[29][30]

Compilation appearances[edit]

Year Song Album Notes
1994 "Fljúgðu" Smekkleysa í hálfa öld[31]
  • Compilation album featuring artists signed to Smekkleysa Records
  • Credited to Victory Rose (English translation of "Sigur Rós")
1998 "Leit Að Lífi" Popp í Reykjavík[32]
  • Remix of the Von album track
2003 "Ég Mun Laknast" Branches and Routes[33]
  • Compilation album featuring artists signed to Fat Cat Records

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Song Soundtrack Notes
2000 "Bíum bíum bambaló" Englar alheimsins[34]
"Dánarfregnir og jarðafarir"
2004 Film score The Loch Ness Kelpie[35]
2005 "Á ferð til Breiðafjarðar" Gargandi snilld[36][37]
"Hrafnagaldr Óðins"
2010 "Festival" 127 Hours
2011 "Hoppípolla" We Bought a Zoo
  • Original soundtrack composed by Jónsi

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s)
1999 "Svefn-g-englar" August Jakobsson, Sigur Rós[38]
2000 "Viðrar vel til loftárása" Stefan Arni, Siggi Kinski, Sigur Rós[39][40]
2003 "untitled #1" Floria Sigismondi[41][42]
2005 "Glósóli" Stefan Arni, Siggi Kinski[43][44][45]
"Hoppípolla"
2006 "Sæglópur" Sigur Rós, The Mill[46]
2008 "Gobbledigook" Stefan Arni, Siggi Kinski[47]
"Inní mér syngur vitleysingur" Sigur Rós[48][49]
"Við spilum endalaust"

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