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Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun [2LP] (180G)




A1 Svefn-g-englar 
A2 Starálfur

B1 Flugufrelsarinn 
B2 Ný Batterí

C1 Hjartað Hamast (Bamm Bamm Bamm) 
C2 Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása

D1 Olsen Olsen 
D2 Ágætis Byrjun 
D3 Avalon

CD-1 Intro 
CD-2 Svefn-g-englar 
CD-3 Starálfur 
CD-4 Flugufrelsarinn 
CD-5 Ný Batterí 
CD-6 Hjartað Hamast (Bamm Bamm Bamm) 
CD-7 Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása 
CD-8 Olsen Olsen 
CD-9 Ágætis Byrjun 
CD-10 Avalon

Ágætis byrjun (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈaːucaitɪs ˈpɪrjʏn] ow-gy-tiss bi-ar-yun, A good beginning) is the second album by Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, released on 12 June 1999. Ágætis byrjun was recorded between the summer of 1998 and the spring of 1999 with producer Ken Thomas and became the band's breakthrough album, both critically and commercially. Ágætis byrjun represented a substantial departure from the band's previous album Von, with that album's Cocteau Twins-esque dream pop and extended ambient soundscapes replaced by Jónsi Birgisson's now signature cello-bowed guitarwork and lush orchestration, using a double string octet amongst other orchestral elements.

The album's title came from a friend hearing the first song they had written for the album, which would become the title track. After hearing the song, he said it was "a good beginning"; the name stuck. The name has also been translated as "An alright start."

Sigur Rós won an Iceland Music Award and the 2001 Shortlist Music Prize for this album.

Smekkleysa/ Bad Taste claims that the album has sold 10,000 copies to date in Iceland which earned the band platinum status.