Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
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beefshoes
May 24th 2013


6516 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Forgot how great this was.

Artuma
May 24th 2013


24976 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Mladic and We Drift Like Worried Fire are top-notch GY!BE, it's a shame the two drone songs do really nothing

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anarchistfish
May 24th 2013


25141 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I loved this band right from the start. You need patience and to pay attention but I wouldn't say you have to grow into them, especially with this album.

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beefshoes
May 24th 2013


6516 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

You either like it or you don't.

I can't imagine anyone growing to like GY!BE.



Artuma
May 24th 2013


24976 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

they are not the easiest post-rock band to get into mostly because of the classic really slow

crescendo song structures but they do it better than anyone else

beefshoes
May 25th 2013


6516 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Agreed.

I know lots of people who like Explosions In The Sky but they're just not as consistent.

Aids
May 25th 2013


24261 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

to compare this band to other "post-rock" groups is pointless. Godspeed is so much better than any other band in the genre.

NightProwler
May 25th 2013


7005 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I prefer Sigur Rós when we're talking Post Rock, although I don't think they sound very alike, lol.



Settling on a 3.5 for this. Objectively a 4, but I know I won't return for many listens over time

treeqt.
May 25th 2013


16864 Comments


Godspeed really doesn't sound anything alike any other post-rock band (that I know of). The closest for me would be Farewell Poetry and that is kinda lol.

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TMobotron
May 25th 2013


7226 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"You either like it or you don't.

I can't imagine anyone growing to like GY!BE."



I would actually think this band has to grow on most people at least on some level when first getting into them.



Yndi Halda sounds the most like GY!BE to me but they're still way different, Yndi doesn't have any of the cool minimalist or vocal aspects of GY!

Gwyn.
May 25th 2013


16736 Comments


"You either like it or you don't.
I can't imagine anyone growing to like GY!BE."

that's pretty absurd

most people will never appreciate the minimalistic aspects of bands like this upon first listens

clercqie
May 25th 2013


6515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah, because that huge climax in Mladic just screams minimalistic...

Gwyn.
May 25th 2013


16736 Comments


not in this album per se but you're nit picking

haven't heard this since... it came out, it's been a while

F# and arguably Slow Riot are a lot more minimalistic though I can say that

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Emeritus
May 25th 2013


6299 Comments


I can't imagine anyone growing to like GY!BE.

It took me a couple years, actually.

clercqie
May 25th 2013


6515 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

not in this album per se but you're nit picking



haven't heard this since... it came out, it's been a while



F# and arguably Slow Riot are a lot more minimalistic though I can say that


True, but this album is pretty accessible and straight-forward if you ask me. Newcomers should listen to this first, and then I can't see the other albums posing much difficulty.

Maniac!
May 25th 2013


27175 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The drone is off-putting, and I can see it being a hinderance to new listeners.



Slow Riot, to me, is undoubtedly the best starting point. Short, sweet, and to the point. No "filler" drone, just straight up orgasms.

anarchistfish
May 25th 2013


25141 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I loved this band from the start, but I've barely found any other post rock I enjoy, let alone to the same level as GYBE

treeqt.
May 25th 2013


16864 Comments


try farewell poetry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAg8U194HBg

anarchistfish
May 25th 2013


25141 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The most godspeed-like post rock band I've come across is Friends of Dean Martinez

treeqt.
May 25th 2013


16864 Comments


are they good?



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