Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

The first LP was groundbreaking; the EP took that momentum and displayed a tightness that was teeth-shattering; and now (actually, last October, when this record came out) Godspeed You Black Emperor! must certainly be at the height of their powers: full-on walls of sound (that never fear veering straight into the heart of complete bombast) and far, far more complex melodic and rhythmic structures. GYBE! seems to be playing with more heart and confidence on this record. Possible retraction: ‘must certainly be at the height of their powers’—may want to wait until the next album to make any such claims. Excellently structured and composed; beautiful artwork.


Andrew Womack is a founding editor of The Morning News. He is always working on the next installment of the Albums of the Year series at TMN. More by Andrew Womack

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