Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F♯ A♯ ∞
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
1997 Rank: #4All Time: #59
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Sputnikmusic

Godspeed You! Black Emperor's F# A# ∞ is an amazingly beautiful, epic album.

95
Pitchfork
As dark as this band’s music gets and as deeply fucked as the world it portrays may be, it always contains a glimmer of catharsis, some moment that suggests there’s a future worth struggling for.
80
NME
Godspeed's debut album is a genuine classic, which will remind you of either Mogwai soundtracking spaghetti westerns or the Dirty Three in a freezer factory.
morningsbell
99

Haha AllMusic gave this a 6/10

BradTasteMusic
94

It hurts to delete one of the few good reviews I’ve made on this site, but I reviewed the wrong album. The full review of the definitive version is now what this review used to be.

I think this version of the album is fantastic for a completely different reason as the revision. This feels like a more grandiose and eventful album compared to the updated version, which feels more like a dreary, apocalyptic event, where you feel every twist and turn.

I am so used to that version, that ... read more

barcooper
94

I don't know if I want to kill someone or myself after listening to this. *A joke* (or is it?)

Man, this music sucks ass, I mean... If you can even call it music! It's literally slower than my dead grandpa, This thing is just the same shit for like 3 and a half hours. Who even listens to this? Where is the replay value? Let's be honest with ourselves, Can you play this trash in barber shops? Does it bump in the whip? Can the hoes twerk to it? well... No, no and no. These motherfuckers really ... read more

PurpleParker
78

first listen felt mid, great high points with too much nothing in between... maybe ill like it the next time

Kinisbrek
100

a scary, ominous but yet beautiful album with amazing string work

10/10
Favorite Song: ALL OF THEM
Genres: Post Rock, Dark Ambient

AlexTheAmazer
95

It's a great album, however I feel like I need to listen to the expanded version to have a better experience. Because of this, I'll just keep this review short, and not explain anything more.

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Track List

1Nervous, Sad, Poor...
20:43
  • The Dead Flag Blues (Intro)
  • Slow Moving Trains
  • The Cowboy...
  • Drugs in Tokyo
  • The Dead Flag Blues (Outro)
  • Untitled
96
2Bleak, Uncertain, Beautiful...
17:36
  • ...Nothing's Alrite in Our Life... / The Dead Flag Blues (Reprise)
  • The Sad Mafioso...
  • Kicking Horse on Brokenhill
  • String Loop Manufactured During Downpour...
96
Total Length: 38 minutes

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Added on: October 8, 2012