Rolling Stone - No. 983, p.1043.5 out of 5 stars
- "...TAKK... suggests a far more abstract Coldplay, stripped of their stadium bombast...."
Spin - p.139
"Birgisson sings in tongues most of us can't comprehend, and thus he can punch emotional buttons in a strangely direct way." - Grade: A
Entertainment Weekly - No. 840, p.88
"...[T]he thundering majesty of harder tracks...finds its strings-laden counterpart in the swooning, slow-mo abstraction that makes up the bulk of this disc..." - Grade: A-
Uncut - p.1094 stars out of 5
- "[E]motionally seductive....Dark clouds of intensity gather and then slowly disperse, leaving a crystalline calm."
Magnet - p.108
"TAKK's mini suites play out with typically complex beauty....Gathering tiny moments of clarity into big, breathtaking shapes that are glorious to examine from near or far."
The Wire - p.63
"The music's strengths lie in its sheer vastness, depicting a series of enormous peaks and crescendos before suddenly cutting back to tiny details, contrasting the hugeness of the group's full sound with the fragility of some of its elements."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.60Ranked #27
in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "A coming-of-age album from Iceland's etherealists."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.994 stars out of 5
- "TAKK...delivers a mighty, crashing release of soul-wringing, meat-eating noise to resolve its complex, tension-building miniaturism."
Sigur RĘs: Jon Thor Birgisson (vocals, guitar); Kjartan Sveinsson (keyboards); Georg Holm (bass guitar); Orri P†ll DyRason (drums).