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Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2000 Ratings: #9 / 100
User Score
Based on 321 ratings
2000 Ratings: #2
October 9, 2000 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kranky / Label
Daryl Smith / Producer
Post-Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Pitchfork

The Canadian nontet's Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven is a massive, achingly beautiful work, alternately elegiac and ferocious.

Dec 14, 2016
GPellizzon
100
This is going to be a long one.
My first listen made me feel... disappointed. I was surfing the web on my computer whilst this was playing on my headphones. It turned out to be just unnoticeable background music.
But it's exactly as the Tiny Mix Tapes review says: "You can make it background music and not notice what's happening, then sit down with headphones on and discover everything you missed the first time".
Some time later, I was pulling an all-nighter (can't remember if I had ... read more
Sep 8, 2016
mxruss
96
4 beautiful and hearty tracks that last for a good length. I recommend that you sit down and listen to this record, unbothered by anything, in its entirety because the atmosphere it creates is so dense that you can't be distracted. Arguably GY!BE's greatest release, LYSFLATH is essentially something more than music. There is no other band that can produce quite the sound of the amazing GY!BE.
Oct 3, 2016
MarkCooper
87
At times it can be really cheesy, and totally fit the stereotype of what everyone says about post-rock. But this is one of the albums where those stereotypes came from. It's a treasure for the genre.
Jun 16, 2016
Sorrugis
82
Pretty great album if you have the time and the mindset to be able to sit down, listen to it, and stay engaged all the way through, but as those moments are few and far between for me, I don't think I can fairly rate this any higher as the replay value is so low. Honestly I doubt I'll even listen to it again before the year is over.

But that one time I actually managed to listen through the whole album in one go... yeah, it was good.

Loved: Storm, Sleep
Liked: Static, Antennas to ... read more
Apr 9, 2016
exception
90
easily one of the most experimental and abstract records that i have listened to in my lifetime. this record give me chills while going through the whole project, and that made me really go back and reflect on what i had just heard. there is nothing that sounds like this album, nothing with the same mix of sounds and instruments like this.
fav tracks: storm, sleep
END OF YEAR LISTS
#5/Pitchfork
Track List

Disc 1:

  1. Storm: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven, Gathering Storm, Cancer Towers on Holy Road Hi-way
  2. Static: Terrible Canyons of Static, Chart #3, World Police and Friendly Fires, The Buildings They Are Sleeping Now

Disc 2:

  1. Sleep: Murry Ostril [They Don't Sleep Anymore On The Beach], Monhelm, Broken Windows, Locks of Love Part III
  2. Antennas To Heaven: Moya Sings Baby-O, Edgy Swingset Acid, She Dreamt She Was A Bulldozer She Dreamt She Was Alone in An Empty Field, Deathkamp Drone, Antennas To Heaven
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