'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: 1,058th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 400 votes)
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Award Top albums of the 2010s (156th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,058th)
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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 Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven which is ranked number 89 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,756.

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From 09/25/2023 01:15
I was tempted to bend the record sleeve in order to squeeze it into a dust jacket but I eventually got it in there towards the end of side A1, thereby succeeding in not bending but ascending to the enviable spiritually enlightened state of having this record in a dust jacket. Of course I was then almost forced to proclaim, "HALLE-FUCKING-LU-YAH." My life is therefore basically complete and I can die happy as the only person who truly understands this album's title while simultaneously also attaining the probable title of "Only Person Ever to Actually Get This Album In A Dust Jacket." For real, the only records I can think of that were more of a pain to protect than this were Titus Andronicus's quadruple LP "The Most Lamentable Tragedy," and Nick Cave's "Skeleton Tree." Even 2pac's quadruple lp, "All Eyez on Me" was easier from what I recall. I do refuse to so much as open "Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper" though, so this will likely, eventually "ONLY" be my 4th hardest LP to squeeze into a dust jacket out of about 900 records. And it's not even a double. Wrap your head around that bullshit.

That's essentially all you need to know about this album and I hope/know it was a very helpful comment. Okay, I'm sorry. Please forgive me and tell me if you know of any brand of dust jackets bigger than the Vinyl Styl brand.
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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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90/100
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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75/100
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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