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LIFT YOUR SKINNY FISTS LIKE ANTENNAS TO HEAVEN

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

 

Post Rock/Math rock

4.10 | 362 ratings

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ProgBagel
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3 stars Godspeed You Black Emperor! - 'Lift Your Skinny Fists like Antennas to Heaven' 3 stars

A slight disappointment.

After the stunning, groundbreaking debut album and the near equal predecessor EP, this album just didn't stand up to my expectations. From a remote view, this album would seem like the ultimate treat considering 4 epics (22-22-23-18 minutes) were on this album. On 'F#A#(infinity)' I felt Godspeed used up every minute of their long pieces to really bring the message across.

This album is missing some of its appeal. The dialogues are a little confusing and not really captivating. For example, an old man reminiscing about the beach on Coney Island and how nobody sleeps on it does not really make me feel too sorry about it. The music has also lost some of its dynamics and sparks. The song 'Static' describes the music perfectly. The piece just consists of some noisy sections and some obnoxious ambience. These are some examples that are rampant in areas across this large record.

While I was not particularly impressed with this album, it was still a good one. The pieces could have been shortened and sweetened into something really wonderful. A Godspeed fan should certainly not pass this one up.

ProgBagel | 3/5 |

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