Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
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Emim
October 5th 2012



26195 Comments


Obnoxious name, pretentious overrated band, great review. Good job, dude.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
October 5th 2012



20194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol

thanks

Digging: YG - My Krazy Life

Ending
October 6th 2012



1852 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Killer review dude.

SylvainBerube
October 7th 2012



1 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I have no idea what Sputnik Music is, but I just signed in to comment your review: very well done,
thank you!

One thing you might not know. The titles of the two drone tracks, "Their Helicopter’s Sing" and
"Strung Like Lights At Thee Printemps Erable" appear to me as references to a major social struggle
we had here in Québec (Canada) this years against the rise of tuition fees. The helicopters were
singing every night at Montréal for a full 3-months to follow manifestation during the night, and
this whole period is now know as the "printemps érable".

Even though Mladic and We Drift Like Worried Fire were not composed this year, the whole album seems
to me as the perfect soundtrack of this special period, where "through the chaos, the dazzling can
emerge".

After seven months of struggle, the students were victorious. The end of an era. The beginning of a
new one.

Here's a video of what I'm talking about, with the music of "East Hastings".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtY6S6TpyDw

Oh, and the banging pots at the end of Mladic is also a direct refecence of the manifestation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imc33eOxPrY

RutseyLives
October 7th 2012



190 Comments


lol

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
October 12th 2012



20194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@SylvainBerube

yeah I had heard of that but I didn't realise the songs referred to it. Did wonder what the "printemps erable" referred to.

We had a similar situation in the UK but the students lost. Quebec seems really interesting though. If I can, I want to do part of my degree abroad in Montreal, and maybe even consider moving there in the future.

Tyrael
October 12th 2012



20394 Comments


Dunno if you guys are experiencing the same thing but I'm already tired of this album

F#A# infinity seems infinitely (sorry) more gripping

Digging: Lantlos - Melting Sun

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
October 12th 2012



20194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah I know what you mean
still a 4



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