Published December 1, 2006
Megas, a cultural icon around these parts, sure seems popular this year. Two albums have surfaced where artists try to put their mark on his songs and lyrics. Magga Stína, a talented and sometimes quirky musician, backed by some of the best musicians in the country, offers 11 songs by Megas on this album, three of which are new. It’s hard to make an old song your own, especially songs by such a unique artist as Megas. Magga Stína succeeds on some tracks, especially Fílahirðirinn frá Súrín, which is the greatest Icelandic love song of all time and her version hits the target perfectly. Although she doesn’t manage to make you forget Megas’s originals she provides a pleasing album and by far the best cover album of his songs the world has seen.