Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
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Ethics
October 4th 2012


4112 Comments


Yeah, I definitely agree this is a solid 4 when ranking Godspeed's stuff.
I can't see someone giving LYSF or F#A# a 5, then giving this one a 5 as well.

It's better than Yanqui, but that's about it. Nowhere close to Slow Riot either.

Sirob
October 4th 2012


2653 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

was going to 5 based on the fact that it came out of fucking nowhere and is awesome but its just not on the level of F#A#infinity or lift your skinny fists

KeithStone582
October 4th 2012


1504 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I honestly think discrediting two amazing songs because they have been played live before is silly.

Sirob
October 4th 2012


2653 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

or slow riot

Ethics
October 4th 2012


4112 Comments


Definitely agree with that, Keith. People shouldn't allow that to affect their rankings.

SaneTBP
October 4th 2012


2070 Comments


pretty good but not their best

Jash
October 4th 2012


4245 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

"I honestly think discrediting two amazing songs because they have been played live before is silly."



This so hard. I've heard the first track live before and live recordings of the other and both versions on here slightly differ and come across even more amazing here

Funeralopolis
October 4th 2012


13313 Comments


this is probably the easist Godspeed to get into

Digging: Clarence Clarity - No Now

Jash
October 4th 2012


4245 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

^^^



Ahhh stupid page break, yeah for someone who hasn't heard them before this is their most accessible for sure

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 4th 2012


51944 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I love the middle eastern phrasing in the middle of Mladic

Steoandnoodles
October 4th 2012


2832 Comments


I want this in my ears now.

ronburgandy
October 4th 2012


272 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Mladic is badass as fuq

ronburgandy
October 4th 2012


272 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

but actually it's pretty accessible and I'm digging the shit out of it.

Aids
October 4th 2012


24225 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

yeah this is probably their most accessible album to date



still immense and haunting and O_O like all their other stuff though

AStableReference
October 4th 2012


2195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just listened to it for the first time. The album is pretty good, the only thing that slightly bogs it down are the drones, although the first one holds my interest pretty well.



Listening to it for the first time on a pontoon boat was an interesting experience.

Lambda
October 4th 2012


2651 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Mladic is insane. One track in and I'm in love with this album.

AStableReference
October 4th 2012


2195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Something that strikes me as kind of odd though, there were no sound clips used on their last album and there were none on the live versions but now we have the whole "With his arms outstretched" thing at the start of Mladic. I think it sounds neat and fits, but it feels a little bit like it may have just been added for nostalgia value.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 4th 2012


51944 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I love it

AStableReference
October 4th 2012


2195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The sound clip really does enhance the intro.



Also, I don't think "Their Helicopters' Sing" makes any grammatical sense.

Butkuiss
October 4th 2012


4414 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Since when has a band! that inserts random exclamations into everything made any grammatical sense anyway?

Digging: Soul Coughing - El Oso



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