Of Monsters and Men – My Head is an Animal

Six musicians (one girl and five guys) from Iceland have made an album filled with quirky indie-pop music that will remind you of songs you sang accompanied by someone on acoustic guitar around a campfire.  Not only have they done this, but they have also made it highly listenable. The highly listenable part is that they have made the music of more substance than the hippie fare the previous description makes it sound like.  Mostly this is due to the dark and heavy undertones to the songs.   The songs sound like nice, fun songs that you want to sing-along to then if you listen to the lyrics covering subjects like a man left for dead after a bear attack or loneliness and insanity you realize it is not all hearts and flowers. I am not saying this in a critical way just saying that there is substance there not just catchy beats. They explain all this by saying that Iceland is an isolated country with harsh landscapes and that comes through in their music. A nice mingling of the male-female lead vocals by Ragnar Porhallsson and Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir. Their voices work well together.

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