Published January 12, 2007
5ta herdeildin make playful folk-punk with a big dash of country. Articulate and funny Icelandic lyrics accompany the songs, which are well thought out and performed with a skill that can only be acquired by someone who truly enjoys what he is doing. It is the group’s third album, 14 tracks running for a whole hour. There are not many Icelandic bands that venture into this kind of folk-rock for some reason. 5ta herdeildin do it well. It is not very original music but it is never pretentious or boring. A highly enjoyable album. The lyrics are printed in Icelandic and Russian – the Russian label Manchester releases the album. On their website you can listen to three tracks but you are best off buying it. You will not be disappointed (unless you actually prefer Basshunter to Neil Young).
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