Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!



Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: its just basic math

post-rock giants godspeed you! black emperor are back guys. they started touring some year im assuming recently probably to make money and stuff (fuk yea$$$!) and i dont blame them. theyre legends, best band ever, etc. now, out of nowhere they drop this beautiful album consisting of 2 previously written songs and 2 "drones" and thats cool cuz $$$ (right on!) and what do i think of this album, exactly? i think we should look at the math

the 2 songs on here are breathtaking, sprawling (lol) gy!be songs they're like 20 minutes or longer and they start small and get big just like all the good gy!be songs. these songs are 5/5 and are objectively better than anything else on this planet. major props to the song with fire in the title for being really good

then, we have the 2 drones. they go nowhere and do nothing just being a thing for much longer than a non-thing should ever be it's just a waste of space and a waste of time. it's like so artsy tho because both drones are placed in between the actual songs on the tracklist, like heres how awesome we are for 20 minutes and heres how shitty you are for 7 minutes. these drones are -5/5 because i hate them. no props for these sorry

ok there are a lot of ways to look at this but the only correct way is mathematically. but gy!be is all about the feeeeels man no fuk off this is basic math 2 songs are 5/5 2 songs are -5/5 okay well 5/5 is equal to 1 and -5/5 is equal to -1. add them together (remember, 2+-2 is the same as 2-2) and you get 0. alternatively, no nevermind this is right

its just basic math


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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 4th 2012


51586 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

If you were a woman I'd punch you in the mouth

breakingthefragile
October 4th 2012


3012 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Oh no. I sense the storm of ages brewing on the distant horizon...

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 4th 2012


51586 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-g7E8OUofY

Ponton
Staff Reviewer
October 4th 2012


6013 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

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obligatory via Scott

Ponton
Staff Reviewer
October 4th 2012


6013 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

well shit its taken down

minty901
October 4th 2012


2168 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

mods delete my account please. with all these unfunny troll reviews that are propping up now i dont want to live on this website anymore

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
October 4th 2012


19687 Comments


its just basic math

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 4th 2012


51586 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

two plus two equal squared

Calc
October 4th 2012


12962 Comments


dude.....its just basic math..

Counterfeit
October 4th 2012


17837 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

its just basic math it was what it is

qwe3
October 4th 2012


21383 Comments


u called a post rock album sprawling 5/5 would read again

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
October 4th 2012


22985 Comments


pos'd cause its a 0.5 review

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
October 4th 2012


22985 Comments


yea periphery are the kings of post rock, this band is literally worthless

ViralOblivion
October 4th 2012


7679 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Lol

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
October 4th 2012


22985 Comments


miles davis would be proud

Ire
October 4th 2012


41861 Comments


yeaaa

Ire
October 4th 2012


41861 Comments


gr7 review mate blimey pollocks wallaby!!!

Winesburgohio
October 4th 2012


1118 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Legitimately wonderful review

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BigBlob
October 4th 2012


1855 Comments


Meth lab

Ire
October 4th 2012


41861 Comments


weolcome bak



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