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Sigur Ros: Giving 'Takk'

If you think American rock bands face long odds chasing success, consider the improbable tale of Sigur Ros. The five-piece band from Iceland makes spacey progressive music, with often-indecipherable lyrics. Despite those apparent handicaps, the band has gone from playing small clubs to headlining large international rock festivals. The band's fourth studio CD is called Takk..., which means "Thanks."

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Tom Moon has been writing about pop, rock, jazz, blues, hip-hop and the music of the world since 1983.