Sigur Rós

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2022 (The 2023 Induction Ceremony)

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Ágćtis byrjun (1999)
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Starálfur (1999)

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Will Sigur Rós be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


7 comments so far (post your own)

This band is just horrible and pretentious enough that they may eventually make it on some sort of Opposite-Day fluke... in the year 3000 when their dolphin-language is accepted as the universal standard. fbr

Posted by Fibre on Thursday, 09.7.06 @ 18:37pm

You're stupid, they're one of the best bands around today, not to mention one of the most innovative ever. By the way, it's not "dolphin-language", its's called icelandic (except for they're album (), which was in hopelandic so people can make up they're own meanings to the song.) In addition, who else plays the guitar with cello bow (other than Jimmy Page or Eddie Philips).

Posted by X on Friday, 01.5.07 @ 20:39pm

I def agree with the second guy...

Posted by Shu on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:58pm

Well, they're more hall of fame friendly than Godspeed!, and they've been attempting a more pop approach recently, so they've certainly got a chance

Posted by liam on Saturday, 10.27.07 @ 15:02pm

I actually wouldn't put them in, to be honest. I don't think they've been particularly influential and their innovation only goes as far as combining lengthy, droney post-rock structures with dreamy shoegazer melodies. That and the fact that they're horribly inconsistent across their discography -- the only album of theirs approaching perfection is Agaetis byrjun, and their latest was crap -- and they're unwarranted arrogance and pretentions, and I'm not exactly keen to have them in the hall.

Maybe they should be in, but not until a long line of both shoegazers and post-rockers are in before them.

Posted by Jack on Monday, 02.2.09 @ 13:54pm

sigur ros is amazing its like floating in another world only certain people can appreciate it. Too bad jack and fibre cant oh well.

Posted by bob on Saturday, 01.31.15 @ 22:37pm

It depends on how willing the Rock Hall is willing to accept "niche" genres. Post-rock is about as underground as you can get. Sigur Ros is a good choice on paper, but may be too obscure for consideration. It depends on who is nominating and what the committee is looking for.

Posted by Dr. W on Thursday, 07.14.16 @ 01:00am

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