Odin’s Raven Magic

Sigur Rós

Odin’s Raven Magic

Eighth studio album from the Icelandic band and first in seven years is based on live performances from 2002

ADM rating[?]

6.8

Label
KRUNK
UK Release date
04/12/2020
US Release date
04/12/2020
  1. 8.7 |   Paste Magazine

    A newly unearthed 2004 recording of their classic lineup, Odin’s Raven Magic stands as one of the band’s most impressive accomplishments
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Odin's Raven Magic is not Sigur Rós proper. Only the euphoric modulations and bouncy rhythms of "Dvergmál" come close to the band's sound — one of four tracks with Jónsi's iconic falsetto
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  3. 7.9 |   Beats Per Minute

    Although this may not be what all Sigur Rós fans were hoping for, standing on its own, Odin’s Raven Magic is a gorgeous, moving piece of neoclassical musicianship, performance, and composition
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  4. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Sigur Rós’ epic orchestral work finally sees the light of day
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  5. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Although it’s unlikely to win Sigur Rós any new fans, Odin’s Raven Magic is also unlike anything you’re likely to hear this year. Hauntingly atmospheric and staggering in its scope, it’s well worth spending an hour of your time with. Though perhaps not one to put on at a party
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  6. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    Odin’s Raven Magic captures the group reconciling their actual genius with the mountains of praise heaped upon them
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  7. 7.0 |   Clash

    Spend long enough in the presence of 'Odin’s Raven Magic' and you do find yourself being swept away by the sense of drama and conviction, and indignation that the music portrays
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  8. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The Icelandic post-rockers waver between exuberance and heavy-handed melodrama on the first official recording of an 18-year-old operatic work based on a centuries-old medieval poem
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  9. 6.0 |   XS Noize

    In the end, it fails to combine its influences and ends up feeling self-gratifying
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  10. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Inspired by a 14th-century poem, the Icelandic band conjure otherworldly grandeur on this long-awaited live recording
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  11. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The melancholy mood, dangerously close to Nordic noir cliché, threatens to overwhelm
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  12. 6.0 |   NME

    Heavily conceptual, and occasionally lost in translation, this long-gestating performance – now finally in recorded form – is an intense orchestral piece
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