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Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven CD (album) cover


Godspeed You! Black Emperor


Post Rock/Math rock

4.12 | 450 ratings

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3 stars This record, and this band in general are generally revered as heroes and gods by haters of anything generally mainstream. They are absolutely brilliant. I'm lucky to have actually known and met someone in the band. Although I don't remember her, as I was a small boy, Sophie Trudeau worked with my dad in Ottawa at a music school where she taught violin. It's funny that my randomizer brought me here to review this, as I won't be reviewing the record but my actual life. I don't want to waste your time so long story short, my dad and Sophie Trudeau have played a few gigs together and he gave her her first violin pickup. Also, my dad hung around with some of her friends she knew and some of them were in this band.


This record is absolutely perfect, and although it wears off after a while, the time you spent listening to it at first is very well worth it. The best track on the record, and this is probably unanimous, is Sleep.

Definitely buy this if you've heard something from these guys and want in to their little musical genius club. 5 stars upon first month of listening but slowly falls to 3 stars. The reason? It got old. It was amazing at first buy I rarely listen to it anymore. That's why I've cleverly seperated my purchasing of each album in chunks of three months so they last longer! Sadly I'm down to the last album. Also, feel free to delete this as it isn't a review more or less, but just a rant.

Treasure | 3/5 |


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