Við Og Við

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Við og við
Studio album by Ólöf Arnalds
Released 2007 (2007)
Genre Folk music
Length 38:34
Label 12 Tónar
Producer Kjartan Sveinsson
Birgir Jón Birgisson
Ólöf Arnalds chronology
Við Og Við
(2006)
Innundir skinni
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Reykjavík Grapevine Online link
Spin 3.5/5 stars link

Við og við is Icelandic musician Ólöf Arnalds debut album, roughly translating to "Now and Then". It was released in 2006 (2006) by the 12 Tónar label. The album has been produced by Sigur Rós band member Kjartan Sveinsson who together with Skúli Sverrisson and Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson from Múm also contribute to the album by playing instruments on some songs.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Englar Og Dárar" – 3:00
  2. "Í Nýju Húsi" – 4:35
  3. "Klara" – 2:29
  4. "Við Og Við" – 5:39
  5. "Orfeus Og Evridís" – 5:38 (originally by Megas)
  6. "Vittu Af Mér" – 4:15
  7. "Moldin" – 3:22
  8. "Náttsöngur" – 4:33
  9. "Skjaldborg" – 3:04
  10. "Ævagömul Orkuþula" – 1:58

Reception[edit]

According to a press release by One Little Indian, Við og Við was "named Record of the Year in Iceland and came in at #38 on Paste's Top 100 Albums list. eMusic recently named Við og Við as one of the 100 Best Albums of the Decade while MOJO proclaimed Ólöf as "Reykjavik's answer to Kate Bush". Ólöf's voice has been singled out for high praise as "otherworldly" by The New York Times, "stunning" by SPIN, "remarkable" by the NME, "ethereal" by Vanity Fair and "impossibly lovely" by Paste."[1]

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