- Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on 6 reviews
2000 Rank: #9 / 99
USER SCORE
91
Based on
293 ratings

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90
Pitchfork

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

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.
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
Nov 30, 2014
Tom Simmons
91
Fav Tracks: Storm, Static, Antennas To Heaven, Sleep
Jun 20, 2017
chessmess
93
Compared to F#a#infinity, LYAFLAH is much more accessible. It provides a musical landscape so expansive and it is completely up to you to decide how to populate it with your thoughts. It is mediative in its chaos, something very few records can brag about.
Jun 10, 2017*
mz
97
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October 9, 2000 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kranky / Label
Daryl Smith / Producer
Post-Rock / Genres
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# 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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