Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F♯ A♯ ∞
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Based on 963 ratings
1997 Ratings: #3
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BradTasteMusic
99
I was laying down and I decided to give this album a closer listen, as it’s an album I put on to sleep to but I never focused on. Here is what I saw

I imagined an entire story. Starting off is a desert, with almost nothing in sight but ruin, which is established in the opening narration. There is a man alone in this space who is dehydrated and struggling to not give up. I see him moving slowly before he passes out

There is a section of this song in which all of a sudden the music feels ... read more
morningsbell
99
Haha AllMusic gave this a 6/10
zachthesnack
100
I legit feel like I'm Odysseus or some shit and that GYBE are essentially the musical equivalent of Homer in that they took me on one of the most amazing musical journeys of my life. This album is to music for me what the Iliad and the Odyssey are to me for reading, an absolutely radical experience to say the least

The outro on Providence literally scared the absolute shit out of me. 2-3 minutes of deafening silence and then BOOM!! What a finish.
Toasterqueen12
69
Like, let's be real with myself. I'm never listening to this again. Who in the world would want to listen to the musical equivalent of white noise for an hour a second time. Like, don't get me wrong, i liked it. I'm never gonna think about it again. I've already forgotten basically every part.

Hell, I gave Lift Your Skinny Fists a 98/100 and I've only listened to that twice.

Don't get me wrong, this music is grand, exciting, and original. But it's also ... read more
MasterCrackfox
93
In 2002 the movement The Sad Mafioso... from the song East Hastings was used in the film 28 Days Later. I was only 9 when the movie was released but somehow I remember the release of the film quite well, as I was rarely shielded as a kid from the more harrowing films of the time. For example, when I was twelve I went to see V For Vendetta in theatres, which to this day is one of my favorite films of all time. 28 Days Later was another film early in my life that stood out to a large degree, from ... read more
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Track List

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  2. Slow Moving Trains 
  3. The Cowboy... 
  4. Drugs in Tokyo 
  5. The Dead Flag Blues (Outro) 
  6. Untitled 
  7. ...Nothing's Alrite in Our Life... / The Dead Flag Blues (Reprise) 
  8. The Sad Mafioso... 
  9. Kicking Horse on Brokenhill 
  10. String Loop Manufactured During Downpour...
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Added on: October 8, 2012