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: #2 / 118
User Score
2000 Ratings: #2
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zachthesnack
98

Never has an old dude talking about Coney Island seemed so interesting to me

BradTasteMusic
92

okay I get it now. This thing is so... well textured.

Dombot
100

This is my favorite album of all time. Nothing even comes close.

I feel like everything that needs to be said about Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven has already been said, multiple times over- it's just one of those records that almost everyone in music discussion circles across the internet seem to universally adore. I'm definitely one of those people. It is VERY hard to describe just how much this album means to me. I know I say that for almost every one of these long-form ... read more

That1Crossover
90

I've never cried during an album or song before, but hot damn did this one get me close.

avey
100

the emotions that this album is able to consistently make me feel

Woozy
95

To say that this album sounds huge is an understatement. It feels larger than life itself, and it goes far beyond from being just a bunch of songs pieced together, it's a love letter to everything that is music.
No words can do justice but if I had to describe it, this album feels like the first person perspective of an onmipresent God, as he closely watches humanity build and destroy civilizations, but never interfering.
It's beautiful and it takes all the time necessary to do all it's set ... read more

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Track List

Disc 1
1Storm
22:32
  1. Lift Yr. Skinny Fists, Like Antennas to Heaven...
  2. Gathering Storm / Il pleut à mourir (+Clatters Like Worry)
  3. "Welcome to Barco AM/PM..." (L.A.X.; 5/14/00)
  4. Cancer Towers on Holy Road Hi-Way
97
2Static
22:35
  1. Terrible Canyons of Static
  2. Atomic Clock
  3. Chart #3
  4. World Police and Friendly Fire
95
Disc 2
1Sleep
23:17
  1. Murray Ostril: "...They Don't Sleep Anymore on the Beach...
  2. Monheim
  3. Broken Windows, Locks of Love Pt. III / 3rd Part
97
2Like Antennas To Heaven…
18:57
  1. Moya Sings "Baby-O"...
  2. Edgyswingsetacid
  3. (Glockenspiel Duet Recorded on a Campsite in Rhinebeck, N.Y.)
  4. "Attention... Mon ami... Fa-Lala-Lala-La-La..." (55-St. Laurent)
  5. She Dreamt She Was a Bulldozer, She Dreamt She Was Alone in an Empty Field
  6. Deathkamp Drone
  7. (Antennas to Heaven...)
94
Total Length: 1 hour, 27 minutes

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