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 may be 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 Rós, for this song. Perfection personified.

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

When I think of Sigur Rós, 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 in 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 seem like a million completely different instruments create an experience that cannot even be compared to what most people consider music. Glosoli is simply beautiful.

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 aisle to this song, so I can't vote for anything else as it was the most perfect moment in my life!

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

5 Staralfur

This should be in the top 3 for sure. As should half the songs on this album. This album is the best by far, and this song is one of the many reasons it is. I agree with the statements below. The part where they incorporate drum sounds to resemble 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 buildup of energy, which explodes in Staralfur.

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

6 Varúð

The first time I listened to this song, I got chills. I looked up the meaning of the title, which means "warning." I then listened to the song again with the translated lyrics. That buildup and the climax at the end: warm, atmospheric, big, yet gritty, distorted, and intense.

It was contradictory 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.

7 Untitled #8

Absolutely 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 five others as my favorite.

One of the most beautiful, powerful, emotional pieces of music ever made. To me, Untitled #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 with joy. The song sounds hopeful and relaxing at the same time.

So beautiful. That bass line relaxes me all the time. This song gives me peace and is 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 Sigur 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 the best Sigur Rós song, I would definitely pick this one if I had to, and I am.

The Contenders
11 Untitled #4

So calm. Everyone should check it out!

12 Ára bátur

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

Best climax I've ever heard in a song.

This song left me speechless. The beauty of it is on another level compared to anything I've ever heard.

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. It 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 have a perfect ending! The buildup, the depth, the conclusion are just very moving and tremendous!

What a great buildup. Stellar song with a very slow, nearly 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 and relief.

16 Ny Batteri

I've been a fan of Sigur Rós since 1999! I have all the albums and have listened to them many, many times. 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 Reykjavik actually makes the song sound perfect.

17 Untitled #3

Samskeyti: I am attached to this song on another level. This is my go-to song. I listen to it when I am sad, when I am happy, and when I am drunk. It is so beautiful that it makes me cry. I have asked my family and 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 Rós. It was love at first sound.

Sigur Rós going industrial? Easily their best.

I think this song deserves to be in the 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 in 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 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 in the top ten?

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

One of the best Sigur Rós songs. I 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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