tellusyourfinalwish asked: So, I saw you posted a song by Sigur Ros earlier today, I went and youtubed them , and I hadn't realized they did one of my favourite songs (bad I know) that I had never been able to find! So thank you so much for that! :D and for opening my eyes to the amazingness that is Sigur Ros! <3
unfiltr asked: Do Icelanders get tired of how popular Sigur Rós is elsewhere, or do they generally think their international success is a point of pride? What are some other current bands/solos that are really popular in Iceland?
I think it is generally a point of pride as you say. Sigur Rós is of course not everyone’s cup of tea, but people have a general idea of what they as well as the other Icelandic bands that are successful abroad. Icelanders are generally very interested when Iceland is noticed abroad. If foreign news media make a slight mention of Iceland, it’s usually big news in Iceland.
nadiaisapenguin asked: hey :) I have a question about iceland. what kind of music is popular in iceland? do the people listen a lot to english music from america and england (like here in germany) or do they prefer icelandic music? thank you :)
It is quite mixed. Off the top of my head I would guess that about half of the music played on the radio is Icelandic. Most of the remaining half would be in English, either from the US or UK. The small remainder would be diverse European music, with a slight Scandinavian emphasis.
Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men was on Jay Leno, playing their hit Little Talks. That is what we in Iceland call “að meika það”.
Are you in Reykjavík? Of Monsters and Men is playing this weekend 7.7.2012 in the Hljómskálagarður park in downtown Reykjavík. Entry is free.