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Poll Question: Which is the better post-rock band?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2006 at 04:09
Originally posted by memowakeman memowakeman wrote:

I voted for GYBE!

Both really good and deppressing bands ...

My favorite post rock album is The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place by Explosions in the Sky

I agree, I have listened to The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place and it's great, however, Godspeed are still my favourites...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2006 at 19:15
These are the only two post-rock bands I am familiar with. That said, I much prefer GY!BE, mostly because the vocals on the Sigur Ros stuff aren't really my cup of tea. I do like them though, just not as much as GY!BE.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2007 at 07:50
Maybe it's time to resurface the ultimate post-rock thread Wink

As a newbie to this genre who started with these two bands, I prefer Sigur Ros slightly more... although I don't consider these bands remotely similar, as Sigur Ros is much more rooted in alternative rock, and GY!BE is more avant-oriented (and you know; entirely a matter of tastes here). Both great bands though...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2007 at 15:03
GY!BE wins easily for me... but I got "Heima" DVD today and you can count me among SR fans too after the very first spin
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2007 at 16:24
GYBE is really great in a certain mood, but Sigur is pretty much the best band around. I absolutely love them with all my heart.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2007 at 16:30
Sigur stinks, methinks. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2007 at 23:07
gy!be is what sigur ros would sound like if something actually happened

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2007 at 23:15
Sigur Rós is a good band, but Godspeed You Black Emperor simply released nothing but masterpieces. That's impossible to beat.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2007 at 23:16
Godspeed wins this one by default for me; I find their music kind of boring, but unlike Sigur Ros, I can actually sit through an album of theirs.  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2007 at 23:18
Godspeed for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2007 at 23:20
Sigur Ros are the kings of post rock. They're much more enjoyable to listen to. Their melody can not be topped. Sigur Ros all the way.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2007 at 02:54
Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Lift Your Skinny Fists is possibly one of the top Post-rock albums ever made. As good as Sigur Ros are, they just can't compare.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2007 at 13:04
I used to listen to post-rock almost exclusively but know i can't stand that sadness and melancholia. Nevertheless GY!BE still is one of my favourites. So, I voted for them

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2007 at 03:59
I voted for GY!BE,but Sigur Ros is a very good band too.
But it depends on my mood if I like it to listen to Sigur Ros.Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2007 at 04:28

Agaetis... and LYSFLATH are two of the best albums i have ever heard...

Sigur Ros take my vote though for the rest of the discography is better than Yanqui and F#...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2007 at 11:29

i like both of these bands and i think that there music had a great impact on getting me into post rock, but I would have to go GY!BE(so much better)Shocked

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2007 at 11:35
Sigur Ros. At first I was knocked out by GY!BE and rather less impressed by Sigur Ros, but I now find that Sigur Ros stand up better to repearted listening.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2007 at 13:14
both are great, but i prefer Godspeed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2007 at 20:49
Originally posted by william314159 william314159 wrote:

gy!be is what sigur ros would sound like if something actually happened
 
Sigur Ros is what GY!BE would sound like with condensed songs and a high-pitched icelandic vocalist Geek
 
Anyway, I prefer Godspeed, if only by a bit.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2007 at 20:51
Godspeed, my favorite post rock band

Sigur Ros is like half a centimeter behind though

really apples and oranges though


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