'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! (studio album) by Godspeed You! Black Emperor

'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-10-15
Overall rank: 1,196th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 380 votes)
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Award Top albums of the 2010s (178th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,196th)
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'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! is ranked 4th best out of 10 albums by Godspeed You! Black Emperor on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Godspeed You! Black Emperor is Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven which is ranked number 87 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,620.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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From 10/16/2022 05:46
Side two is one of the best things to come out this year.
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From 01/12/2020 13:46
Something else indeed. Wonderful.
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From 11/08/2017 04:32
Just as good as LYSF and F#A#.., this one is not to be dismissed. Mladic might be my favorite Godspeed track
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From 09/29/2017 04:17
Mladic was amazing, the rest was OK
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From 09/13/2015 03:50
I don't expect these guys to ever surpass what they did on LYSFLATH, that would just be an unreasonable expectation. But I do think this is their second best.
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From 01/06/2014 13:01
That's what you call talent. They wouldn't be able to make a bad record even if they tried.
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From 11/24/2013 17:38
Love this. Different I think from their other stuff. Great comeback. Wish I could see them live! Love the way mladic builds from the spacemen3 jam then the bass kicks in and then that riff! Amazing production.
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From 07/10/2013 01:32
This entire album is instrumental and it’s post-rock at its absolute best. It’s tough to explain this album, it has almost immeasurable depth and breadth, like listening to a beautifully crafted symphony. If you’re familiar with the band Explosions In The Sky, then you’re familiar with this type of music. It is absolutely beautiful, the kind of music that you turn on loudly, lay down and meld into, losing yourself in the music. It’s amazing and I highly recommend it. It’s probably their best album since “Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven". There aren’t really highlights that I can list either, as this is an album that needs to be listened to all the way through, though I will say the first track, “Mladic", is absolutely amazing.
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From 05/19/2013 01:27
This should be at least in the top 10...
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From 02/28/2013 21:31
Best release in 2012.
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