Published April 13, 2007
Bad, bad, bad: this is the collective worst of Icelandic music neatly bundled up in all its shallow, pretentious and self-indulgent glory, with some extra-pretentious liner notes thrown in to boot. Representative Man kick off this shitfest with some block rockin’ beats, but that’s about as interesting as things get, really. The other contributions (if you can really call scattering a bunch of random noise on top of vacant and idiotic chord progressions ‘contributing’) range from the mildly interesting (Múm, DJ Musician, Auxpan, Músikvatur) to the completely pointless (Borko, Slowblow, Sigríður Níelsdóttir) to the painfully insipid (Benni Hemm Hemm, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Apparat Organ Quartet) to the earth-shatteringly, suicidally awful (Amina, illi vill, Paul Lydon, Kira Kira). Even the mighty Stilluppsteypa do not escape unscathed, although their shallow and uninspired offering manages salvage what little can be salvaged. Avoid at all costs. SE
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