Icelandic Bands That You Need to Hear

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By Rosa Barney and Caitlin White

Iceland remains one of the most mysterious and wonderful places on planet earth, so it's no surprise that some of the world's best music is also emerging from there. Between the huge success of Sigur Rós and the escalating momentum of the country's Iceland Airwaves music festival, the frosty isle has become one of the most vibrant music scenes of the moment.

Did you know there's an Icelandic reggae band? We didn't either until we started to really dig deep to find the best and most innovative acts from Iceland. Prepare to be soothed, prepare to swoon and prepare for some spectacular music. Sigur Rós is by no means the whole story.

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