The Ultimate Icelandic Music Playlist
I admit it; I’m a pretty big music nerd. You would think that when you’re from a country with a population of only 320,000, most of my music would come from foreign artists. Of course that’s the case, but still, a great portion of all my playlists consists of Icelandic music. In fact, my favorite band of all time is Icelandic (Sigur Rós). Considering the size of this country, Iceland has an impressive number of talented/popular artists who are getting international attention. Björk, Sigur Rós, and of Monsters and Men lead the way, but other smaller artists are not far behind when it comes to music quality.
I’ve been preparing a CD to give to my non-Icelandic friends, and I thought I’d share my ultimate Icelandic music CD. I should warn you that my taste in music tends to favour ambient, electronic, folk and alternative music, but a lot of popular Icelandic music falls within those genres, so it works out. Happy listening!