Best Sigur Rós Songs

The Top Ten
1 Hoppipolla

An incredible song! I need to stop listening to this in order to preserve its greatness. I don't want to get sick of it.

An explosion of light, memories, just tides of emotions in the skin, that and more maybe Hoppipolla.

One of the best songs in existence. Top ten without a doubt.

2 Svefn-G-englar

The greatest song EVER made. Every time I hear it, I get a chilling sensation in my bones... Absolute beauty.. An Epitome of perfection.. Thank you Sigur Ros for this song... Perfection Personified...

I feel this song is really over-rated. That being said, it's still amazing and blows most songs out of the water, not including Sigur Ros songs of course.

When I think of Sigur Ros, I think of this song over all others. When I think of amazing music, I think of Svefn-G-Englar as an example.

3 Glosoli

Listening to Glosoli is like watching a sunrise, and I don't mean that in a 'this song is really good' kind of way. Listening to Glosoli is literally like watching a sunrise. The simple, yet powerful bass line represents the dawn of day. The sun is barely at sight, but still manages to turn complete darkness into something brighter. As the song progresses, the light turns brighter. By the end of the song the sun is fully exposed. The sounds of what seems like a million completely different instruments creates an experience that cannot even be compared to what most people consider music. Glosoli is simply beautiful.

This is the song that brings a simultaneous smile to my face and tear to my eye as the haunting lyrics collide with the crescendo of the drums and then the silent twinkling leaves me in awe of the emotional masterpiece this song is. Gets me every-damn-time!

4 Saeglopur

Imagine a ferry through the Mediterranean to Italy. The sun rising, the love of your life, and this song.
Fast forward two years and imagine marrying that person to this same song.

My wife walked down the isle to this song, so can't vote for anything else as was most perfect moment in my life!

Maybe there's something special about this song. I can't stop listening to it once it's started.

5 Staralfur

This should be in the top 3 for sure. As should be half the songs on this album. This album is the best by far, and this song is one of the many reasons it is. And I agree with the statements below. The part where they incorporate drum sounds, to sound like fireworks is amazing, and the climax right after that is the best part of the song.

I've never understood how anyone could rate Svefn-g-englar above Staralfur. Svefn-g-englar is the build up of energy which explodes in Staralfur.

Heart-wrenching yet overwhelmingly uplifting. Thank you Sigur Ros for giving me this joy.

Everything about this song is amazing. The part right after the fireworks is my favorite. This song doesn't get old!

6 Varúð

First time I listened to this song, I got the chills. I looked up the meaning of the title, which meant "warning". I then listened to the song once again with the translated lyrics. That buildup and the climax at the end: warm, atmospheric, big, yet gritty, distorted and intense. It was contradicting and conflicting, and it depicted the title and lyrics perfectly, just like a silent and muffled scream. This song is desolate and haunting, yet beautiful and peaceful. The feels just cannot stop for this one.

This song makes me imagine myself as a villain in the first movie of a trilogy, the song that is played for the final battle in the movie. And we all know that the villain in the first movie of any trilogy is the most hardcore.

This is no lie or exaggeration... This song is the most immensely beautiful piece of music I have ever heard. I stand by that statement. I'm not kidding.

7 Untitled #8

Absolutely is a top three! Ethereal, evocative and throws a powerful blow of reality all over you.

Wow, I thought this would be further up. The long buildup and the drums... Yeah. It ties with about 5 others as my favorite

One of the most beautiful, powerful, emotional pieces of music ever made. To me, Untiled 8 is like the death and rebirth of the entire universe

8 Olsen Olsen

This song relaxes me, and gives me energy at the same time. It's hard to explain. If I listen to this first thing in the morning, it's going to be hard to ruin my day.

It is incredibly beautiful! When the flute comes on it instantly makes me tear up of joy. The song sounds hopeful and relaxing at the same time.

So beautiful... That bass lines relaxes me all the time. This song gives me peace and its incredibly beautiful and awesome!

9 Untitled #1

This song is absolutely the most wonderful thing I've listened to. It saved me from my first and only case of depression. Vaka (Untitled 1) is simply the most beautiful composition I've heard in my sigúr rós fandom. thank you for saving me

10 Viõrar Vel Til Loftárasa

This song is a true masterpiece. It's hard to imagine any song comparing to the quality of this one. This should be much higher on the list. Quit listening to Olsen Olsen, and Staralfur so much and give this one a few spins when you are in absolute silence, and can take it all in.

I cry without fail every time I hear this song, definitely one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard. While it might be sacrilegious to try to pick a best Sigur Ros song, I would definitely pick this song if I had to, and I am.

Climax at end is other worldly. Akin to arriving at the gates of heaven finally after a life of toil and disappointment.

The Contenders
11 Untitled #4

So calm, everyone should check it out!

12 Ára bátur

Incredible build-up. One of very few songs that left me crying.

Best climax I've ever heard in a song.

An anthem for the soul

13 Agaetis Byrjun

A song I want to have played in the background while I die the most peaceful death possible...

Underrated on this list by a long way. Their most intimate song.

The most comforting song I've ever heard, makes me feel good.

14 Festival

Imagine yourself being stuck in life or maybe not even being where you had planned to be by now. This song describes the feeling of finally seeing the light.

This song is what made 127 hours to have a perfect ending! The build up, the deepness, the conclusion is just very moving and tremendous!

"What a great build up. Stellar song with a very slow, nigh on boring first third of the song, and then it just explodes with beautiful sounds and rhythm."

15 Gong

One of the most oppressive and anxious songs I know, in the same lines as a lot of Radiohead songs, but somehow leaving you with a feeling of deep peace, of relief.

16 Ny Batteri

I'm a fan of Sigur Rós since 1999! I have all the albums and listened to them many many times. And the one track I never get tired of is Ny Batteri. So sad they wrecked it on Inni (live album). The horns and the drums make this song delicate and powerful at the same time! Love it!

This is the song that influenced Radiohead's All I Need which automatically makes it awesome. The broken cymbal used from Downtown Reyjkavik actually makes the song sound perfect

17 Untitled #3

Samskeyti: I am attached to this song at anothet level. This is my 'Go-To' song. I listen to it when I am sad, when I am happy, when I am happy, when I am drunk. It is so beautiful that it makes me cry. I have asked my family/boyfriend to play this when I cry. It is brilliant. I do not like any other song in the world as much as I like this.

This song obliterates me every time I hear it. Absolutely gorgeous.

18 Milano
19 Brennisteinn

This was the first song I liked from Sigur Ros. It was love at first sound

Sigur Ros going Industrial? Easily their best.

I think this song deserves to be in top 10!

20 Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

Just goes up up and away to the heavens where everyone and the angels are jumping with joy!

This song.. I can't describe it by words.

21 Hún Jörð

Epic and haunting, and a perfect balance between light-hearted angelic singing, consistent and masterfully done drum work, and sludgy, heavily distorted guitar riffs, this masterpiece off of their least appreciated works definitely needs more attention

22 Mea Bloanasir
23 Flugufrelsarinn

I forget to breathe when I listen to this, the sheer beauty of this song is unreal. I can feel the icelandic landscape... how is this not on top ten?

Listen to Kronos Quartet cover - you will see just how good a piece of music this is.

One of the best sigur ros songs, hope it will climb up...
you have to check it out

24 Myrkur
25 Dauoalogn

This song is on repeat indefinitely. If you haven't heard it yet, do yourself a favor and check it out.

Such a beautiful song. It's one that I can listen to over and over again.

This is how I imagine angels singing.

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