Friday, January 1, 2010


Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
(Constellation, 2000)

It’s funny, I used to be so obsessed with this record that I would listen to it in the car, something that I wouldn’t recommend to anyone. I mean, the four near-20-minutes-each tracks spanning two CDs don’t really lend themselves to a listening habitat most commonly informed by contemporary pop, hip hop and classic rock. There was just something so new and enthralling about Lift Your Skinny Fists. There is still something about Lift Your Skinny Fists. Everything before and since the album from the band (including output from A Silver Mt. Zion and Le Fly Pan Am) has been really great, but here is where Godspeed You Black Emperor! (with their roaming explanation mark) really cemented themselves as the reigning emperors of everything post rock.


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