Godspeed You! Black Emperor - G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!


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A bit of a belated return to form for Godspeed You!, but a welcome one all the same.

From the soaring crescendos of Lift Your Skinny Fists to the brooding, pensive atmosphere of F#A#∞, Godspeed You! Black Emperor made their name known by constructing long-winded and elaborate medleys, with field-recordings intertwined between each monolithic musical apex to help drive the album’s narrative. However, the Canadian collective, following their return after a decade-long hiatus, with ... read more
Drawing on both the early foundations that built their cult following and the present inspiration, Godspeed You Black Emperor delivers a searing album full of open-hearted truth. "G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END! "is a dazzling piece of music, as much in the power of the orchestration as in the imagery. A colossal experience to be lived imperatively as a fall with eyes closed. You could say it's a return to grace.

And if the year 2021 was a "pivotal" year for Post-Rock? In ... read more
Look, I like this. It's pretty; it's atmospheric; it feels monumental. But here's the thing: I enjoy this album because I like Godspeed. The band at this point in their career have developed a tried and true formula, and this doesn't exactly do anything to break that mold. I've also found that I've never been smitten with GSY!BE's style of post rock compared to their contemporaries (I have F# & LYSF at a 78 and a 72 respectively). I don't want it to come off like I'm shitting on this ... read more
the music unfolds like a sonic book.

since each track is a continuation of the previous one, this album seems to tell a story through the ordered instrumentals.

it was sorta underwhelming overall, as its lowkey atmosphere and ambient nature do not offer any big crescendos or noise rock. however, the music remains vastly entertaining.
I wasn't sure what to think about the playboi carti feature on the last song, but other than that, it was absolutely incredible
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I am definitely behind in terms of covering this thing - admittedly, I haven’t heard a lot of Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s prior work and wanted to have at least some familiarity with it before giving their latest album a listen (and for those in a similar boat, those previous records definitely earned their acclaim). Now that I am more familiar with their previous records, I can safely say that their seventh project, “G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!”, might be ... read more
Godspeed You! Black Emperor is back and... "G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!" is the name of their 7th full length. Pissplay aside, I was cautiously optimistic when I first heard the announcement. The last two records weren't bad, in fact they're still acceptably solid in my eyes, it's just that they've shown that Godspeed You! Black Emperor's amazing formula was starting to wear thin. Now that we have "G_d's Pee"... wow.

I'll just cut to the chase. This is their best material ... read more
wait bro it gets better after 15 minutes trust me bro

So this new godspeed you! Black emperor
Album Takes me back to the first time that i listened to this band and i was Shocked because of how powerful and hypnotizing it was. So Is it as amazing as lift your skinny fists? No def not. But still a masterpiece and might be my pick for the album of the year (let's see what gojira does).
GYBE's return and breaking silence after 4 years might be one of the highlights of the new decade specially ... read more
8.0 - Great

I mean, of course this was good.

This new Godspeed You! Black Emperor album was one that I wasn’t really thinking about. There have been so many album announcements for the month of April, with BROCKHAMPTON, Porter Robinson, and many more, that distracted me from this release. The band recently did a livestream of this album, and out of curiosity, and boredom as I was in spring break with nothing to do, I checked it out. And I will now say, G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S ... read more
For the past year, hope has been a dangerous feeling to have. 2020, even what we’ve experienced of 2021 thus far, has been a series of dim flickers of hope crushed by reality. In the United States, cases of the novel Coronavirus started dropping in May and again in August, leading to hopes that the virus might finally die out, but cases rose exponentially over the summer period and again to unpredictable heights in the fall and winter. In the early months of 2020, the Democratic primaries ... read more
This is not an easy album to explain in words, you have to feel your melodies, and the whole album as a set will guide you somewhere COMPLETELY individual. I will not write a review, because my note already says a lot about it, I will write a report.

This record made me feel like the rapture had finally happened, and God had taken all the deserving ones to heaven, and left the rest of the people here on earth.

I end up staying here on earth with murderers, sinners, non-believers or any other ... read more
My expectations for this new album from Godspeed was nothing short of astronomical. After what has happened in the past year worldwide, I felt that only GYBE could be the band to accurately depict just how we as a species have felt and what we've been through after a very tumultuous year or so. And uh... wow. I mean, of course they succeeded, but... wow.

Listening to G_d's Pee At State's End for the first time brought back the same level of emotions I remember feeling listening to Lift Your ... read more
While Godspeed You! Black Emperor's discography has been growing ever more spotty as time goes on, it's still a monumental occasion each time the band releases, purely just on the extensive breadth, power and weight the band continues to pour into its music some 30 years from debut. And while it's no argument that the albums beyond Yanqui U.X.O. have often failed to capture that same grand, dramatic, and methodical approach to post-rock, there are still plenty of highlights across otherwise ... read more
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Ever since I first heard it was dropping, I was expecting nothing but the best from Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Considering they made "Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven", one of my favourite albums of all time, I was going in expecting the AOTY so far. And that's exactly what I got. "G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END" is the Canadian band's best effort since LYSF, producing four tracks that, compositionally, feel beautifully adjusted to the current musical landscape ... read more

It's suffice to say that Godspeed sort of... sucked for the entire last decade? Their comeback album was good, yeah, but the last two? About as mundane as post-rock can get. Not awful by any means but they just weren't invigorating like... at all. Both 'Asunder' and "Luciferian Towers" were decent in places, but from the album listening experience, they were lacking in almost everything that made their first two records so unfathomably brilliant. I'm not even ... read more
An enjoyable comeback from the post-rock legends which, despite being less grandiose than most of their previous records, it fits rather nicely into their discography as a whole.
It's not something special and it’s made in pretty much the same, familiar formula like their other stuff, but it's also far from being a dissapointment.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor's atmospheric and political album make for a perfect soundtrack for 2021.

My ranking for the group is out now if you want to check it out.
Get a good groove going, slowly add stuff to it, incrementally go up in speed and take us on a hell of a trip, GYBE!

No but really, this is all they need to do, they are the masters of it and they're showing that off in full effect here. In classic GYBE fashion, this album feels like an grand odyssey. For the first time in a while, it's like if they decided not to shy away from their endless ambition and obvious talent.

Beautiful, yet still viscous, poignant and perfectly paced from ... read more
I happened to be covering Godspeed You! during the week that this album was announced, which was a big surprise to me and quite oddly timed. Having been over three years since their last release, Luciferian Towers, the announcement of a new album was quite the shockwave announcement for 2021 music, especially with such a short amount of time to anticipate its release, and it was by no means something I was betting on occurring. G_od's Pee AT STATE'S END! is not hampered by the surprise at all; ... read more

Beautifully crafted and executed record, that does not, however, show anything we haven't already heard either in Godspeed's discography or in the post-rock family in general. "G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END" is formed on simple melodies presented with the band's typical bombastic and monumental style, and while it's unquestionably done with grace and amazing taste, it's very predictable and not surprising, therefore just not really exciting.

This among you who have truly taken the time to get to know me in a musical sense would know that Godspeed You! Black Emperor are one of my favorite bands of all time. Boasting a whopping 4 records in my top 200 they are topped only by Radiohead, Kanye and maybe a few others as my highest rated artists of all time. They have been pivotal in introducing me to music not only within the post-rock genre, but also within the experimental subspace as a whole! Their consistency ... read more
What is old will be new again.

For about 25 years now GY!BE have fought off demands and criticisms of not being commercial enough, not doing enough press, not writing radio friendly songs, and not "changing their sound". These stubborn French Canadians will not compromise their integrity, aesthetic, and morals. They should be held in regard for doing so, and for running a truly wonderful independent label. Its so easy (and popular) to be a hater in today's landscape, to dismiss ... read more
“And we used to sleep on the beach here, sleep overnight. They don't do that anymore. Things changed, you see. They don't sleep anymore on the beach...”

God’s Pee return with what I would consider one of their strongest outings yet. An album for hope, an album for freedom.

Waking up alone on a cold dark beach, you hear the sirens once again, the war has begun and you’re stuck in the middle of it. You don’t remember why you’re here, or how you got here. ... read more
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