Best Icelandic Progressive Rock Albums (1967-1982) – A list made by Arlequins Webzine

Best Icelandic Progressive Rock Albums (1967 – 1982)
A list by Arlequins Webzine on Rate Your Music [List103432]
Rating System:
* ~ 6 1/2
** ~ 7
*** ~ 7 1/2
**** ~ 8
***** ~ 9
****** ~ 10
Part 1: Fundamental Albums
Hinn Íslenski Thursaflokkur or
Hinn Íslenzki Þursaflokkur “Þursabit” Avg. Rating: ***

Part 2 – Recommended Albums
Andrew – Change (1974) Avg. Rating: *

Eik “Hríslan Og Straumurinn” (1977) Avg. Rating: ***

Icecross “Icecross” (1973) Avg. Rating: **

Jónas og Einar “Jonas og Einar” (1972) Avg. Rating: **

Manar “Mánar” (1971) Avg. Rating: *

Náttúra “Magic Key” (1972) Avg. Rating: **

Óðmenn “Óðmenn” (1970) Avg. Rating: *

Pelican “Uppteknir” (1974) Avg. Rating: *

Spilverk Þjóðanna “Spilverk Þjóðanna” (1975) Avg. Rating: *

Spilverk Þjóðanna “Ísland” (1978) Avg. Rating: *

Svanfridur “What’s Hidden There?” (1972) Avg. Rating: **

Thokkabot “Frafærur” (1976) Avg. Rating: *

Hinn Íslenski Þursaflokkur “Hinn Íslenski Þursaflokkur” (1978) Avg. Rating: ***

Hinn Íslenski Þursaflokkur “Á Hljómleikum” (1980) Avg. Rating: *

Trúbrot “Undir Áhrifum” (1970) Avg. Rating: *

Trúbrot “….Lifun” (1971) Avg. Rating: **

Part 3: Other mentioned Albums
Other albums and artists that have been named during the discussion, where at least one of the participants thought them deserving to enter the final prospect, but didn’t receive enough votes.

Change “Change “(1974)
Eik “Speglun” (1976)
Axel Einarsson “Acting Like a Fool” (1976)
Geysir “Hljómsveitin” (1974)
Sigrun Harðardóttir “Shadow Lady” (1976)
Hljómar “Hljómar “(1967)
Hljómar “Hljómar II” (1968)
Hljómar “Hljómar ’74” (1974)
Jóhann G. Jóhannsson “Langspil” (1974)
Maggi – Clockworking Cosmic Spirits (1973)
Magnús Og Jóhann “Magnús og Jóhann” (1973)
Megas “Millilending” (1975)
Ómar Óskarsson “Middle Class Man” (1974)
Paradis ” Paradis” (1976)
Pelican “Lítil Fluga” (1975)
Puridur & Pálmi “Syngja Log Eftir” (1973)
Spilverk Þjóðanna “Götuskór” (1976)
Spilverk Þjóðanna “Sturla” (1977)
Spilverk Þjóðanna “Bráðabirgðabúgí” (1979)
Þokkabót “Upphafid” (1974)
Þokkabót “Bætiflakar “(1975)
Þokkabót “I Veruleik” (1978)
Gunnar Þórðarson “Gunnar Þórðarson” (1975)
Trúbrot “Trúbrot” (1969)
Trúbrot “Mandala” (1972)
Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson “Með sínu nefi” (1976)

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Source
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Top 10 of Best Icelandic Albums of 2008 according to Egill Harðar

TOP 10 Bestu íslensku plöturnar according to Egill Harðar of www.egillhardar.com & Rjóminn)
1. 200.000 Naglbítar og Lúðrasveit verkalýðsins – “200.000 Naglbítar og Lúðrasveit verkalýðsins”
2. Sigur Rós – “Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust”
3. Sin Fang Bous – “Clangour”
4. Benni Hemm Hemm – “Murta St. Calunga”
5. FM Belfast – “How to Make Friends”
6. Megas & Senuþjófarnir – “Á morgun”
7. Emiliana Torrini – “Me and Armini”
8. Retro Stefson – “Montana”
9. Geir Harðar – “Týndi Sauðurinn”
10. Borko – “Celebrating Life”
Source: Egill Harðar
http://egillhardar.com/music
This was Egill Harðarson’s TOP 5 List in Fréttablaðið Newspaper:
1. Sigur Rós – Með suð í eyrum …
2. Benni Hemm Hemm – Murta St. Calunga
3. FM Belfast – How To Make Friends
4. Megas & Senuþjófarnir – Á morgun
5. Emiliana Torrini – Me And Armini

Best Icelandic Albums of 2008 according to Rjóminn Website

Topp 20 íslenskar plötur 2008 – TOP 20 of Best Icelandic Albums of 2008
#20 Evil Madness “Demoni Paradiso” (5 Points)
#19 We Made God “As We Sleep” (6 Points)
#15-18 Megas & Senuþjófarnir “Á morgun” (7 Points)
#15-18 Jóhann Jóhannsson “Fordlandia” (7 Points)
#15-18 Hugi Guðmundsson “Apocrypha” (7 Points)
#15-18 Benni Hemm Hemm “Murta St. Calunga” (7 Points)
#14 Mammút “Karkari” (9 Points)
#13 Introbeats “Tivoli Chill Out” (10 Points)
#12 Lay Low “Farewell Good Night’s Sleep” (11 Points)
#11 Bragi Valdimar Skúlason og Memfismafían “Gilligill” (12 Points)
#10 Borko “Celebrating Life” (13 Points)
#9 Agent Fresco “Lightbulb Universe” (14 Points)
#8 Múgsefjun “Skiptar skoðanir” (15 Points)
#7 Klive “Sweaty Psalms” (17 Points)
#5-6 200.000 Naglbítar og Lúðrasveit verkalýðsins “200.000 Naglbítar og Lúðrasveit verkalýðsins” (18 Points)
#5-6 Retro Stefson “Montaña” (18 Points)
#4 FM Belfast “How to Make Friends” (21 Points)
#3 Emiliana Torrini “Me & Armini” (31 Points)
#2 Sin Fang Bous “Clangour” (38 Points)
#1 Sigur Rós “Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust” (43 Points)
Source: Rjóminn
www.rjominn.is

Rough Trade Records Emiliana Torrini "Jungle Drum" Remix Contest

Rough Trade Records Emiliana TorriniJungle Drum Remix Contest.
This Contest is running from 1. November 2008 until 31. January 2009 on the FOEM Website: http://foem.info

Emiliana Torrini "Dead Duck" Unofficial Video

Emiliana Torrini
Dead Duck“, a song of her latest Album “Me and Armini

www.emilianatorrini.com

Videos shot in Iceland – Part 10: "Today The Sun’s On Us" of Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Today The Sun’s On Us
The 3. Single of the Album “Trip The Light Fantastic“.
Directed by Sophie Muller.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oogYijSM734&hl&fmt=18

www.sophieellisbextor.net

Árstíðir & Svavar Knútur in Concert @ Fríkirkja, Reykjavík 30. December

The band Árstíðir and Svavar Knútur (of Hraun fame) are in concert tonight @ Fríkirkja Church, Reykjavík, near Tjörnin Pond 30. December.
Start @ 20:00
Tickets @ Midi: www.midi.is
www.youtube.com/v/P0QOolSK4d8&hl&fmt=18

www.myspace.com/dgrtrio
www.myspace.com/mrknutur