Published July 10, 2008
Grjóthrun is best described as authentic Icelandic folk-rock. It has never been a music genre that inspires me with pride in my cultural heritage, but let’s focus on the positive: 1) I enjoyed the song Jónas, not least because the lyric was written by the bass player when he was 11-years old; 2) the guitar sound is good, almost as good as the drum sound is flat and horrible. I’ll skip the negatives, but let it suffice to say that otherwise, I didn’t enjoy this release. Fans of Þursaflokkurinn will undoubtedly find something of interest in this, but again, Þursaflokkurinn has never inspired much pride in me either. I see this band playing staff parties and the occasional political rally in the future. The political rallies will undoubtedly be organised by themselves. I’d recommend you skip this one, but some people enjoy challenges.
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- Verdict: Icelandic folk-rockers Grjóthraun leave little to be excited about.
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