Personnel: Ragnar P¢rhallsson, Nanna Brynd¡s Hilmarsd¢ttir (vocals, acoustic guitar); Brynjar Leifsson (electric guitar, baritone guitar); Arni Gudj¢nsson (accordion, piano, organ); Ragnhildur Gunnarsd¢ttir, Bragi K†rason (trumpet); Bergr£n Sn‘bj”rnsd¢ttir (French horn); Arnar R¢senkranz Hilmarsson (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Craig Silvey.
In 2012, Of Monsters and Men reissued their first Icelandic album, first published in 2011, for stateside release with new artwork and an alternate track list. Two songs, "Mountain Sound" and "Slow and Steady," were added for My Head Is an Animal. Either album serves as a good introduction to the six-piece's theatrical bombast, robust instrumentation, and sweet guy/girl harmonies. Those who find the emotional spirit of Arcade Fire endearing, and appreciate accordions and trumpets with their rock, will find a lot to like here.