Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Classic or Dud?

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I have never met anyone that dislikes GYBE! Either they love them or they havn't heard of them. Am I the only one that doesn't like them?

John Smith, Sunday, 11 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

it's really to early to say, isn't it? I would say "neither". I can't see them doing much beyond what they do now.

brent d., Monday, 12 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

mr. dicrescenzo, you also spend most of your time writing hyperbolic reviews touting records either horribly overrated or hyped to death. your opinion should mean little or nothing.

still though...they seem to be coming out with better music when not doing things that are gybe specific (i.e. do make say think, a silver mt. zion)...the new album is kinda blah..but whatever.

mac., Monday, 12 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Hey, lay off Brent. I think that his flair for controversy makes a fine addition to stew of voices here on I Love Music. Anyway, he's right. Neither so original enough as to lay claim to any formative influence on post-rock, similar enough to other independantly evolved bands that they can't claim a new sub-genre as their own, and without the style-hopping restlessness of genius minds too hyperactive to explore any area deeply. On the other hand, they found one thing to do, and do it consistantly well. Will be nomore than a footnote to musical history, and not tragically so.

Sterling Clover, Monday, 12 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

I've been trying to think of anyone I know (offline or chat to regularly online) who *loves* GYBE, and I can't think of anyone. Josh maybe. This whole love-them-or-hate-them thing which people like to believe of their favourite bands is mostly nonsense, a point I think I made once about this very band. Most people who are into music, faced with GYBE, would do what most people do actually do, i.e. shrug and either sit it out or turn it off. It doesn't seize your attention enough to be loved and it's not extreme enough to be hated.

So, classic or dud? Uh. Mind you I did like the one piece of e-mail I got after the review I did, a GYBE fan (mark that) writing in to say "you take yourself too seriously".

Tom, Monday, 12 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

I've said for a long while now that they are the post-rock Ramones. They have a sound and they do it -- good for what it is, not to be celebrated as anything more. What I've heard of the new album had such innovations as major keys, so I'm glad of that, but otherwise loved far too dearly by people who have never heard Swans' _Soundtracks for the Blind_, say. I still think the show I saw them do was one of the most tedious things around because *EVERYTHING FUCKING SOUNDED EXACTLY THE SAME*. Had they just done one long ninety-minute build-up fuck-off track, I would have been terribly impressed, but no...

Ned Raggett, Monday, 12 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

I think that I would be impressed to see any live band do just one long ninety-minute build-up fuck-off track.

Sterling Clover, Monday, 12 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

Have they finished tuning up yet? Hehehe

DG, Monday, 12 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

"Slow Riot..." was quite possibly the best EP of the '90s. Well, if you like 3 min pop songs you'll never make through it but still, it's excellent. Their last album is ways to pretentious and besides they've lost the "magic". Their first record was still immature, much like a scrapbook with a few doodles which were to become their trademark sound... All in all, they only made one excellent EP and a couple of good albums but I don't think this is enough to make a classic of them.

Simone, Monday, 12 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

you and i, tom, clearly move in different circles.

sundar subramanian, Monday, 12 February 2001 01:00 (twenty years ago) link

eleven months pass...
Wow, I guess I joined up after this one, I've seen a whole bar either mesmorized by them or driven out by them. Im sure I mentioned somewhere on this bitch my story of 'their trying to hit me in the ass witha metal pole' story so I wont get into it again. Very classic more for their circle they've built up around them then for their albums. F# A# being on par with Endtroducing or (shudder) Nevermind for giving a voice to something that was happening. Im biased as I view this album as a wakeup call to the Canadian music industry that was breaking up (Eric's Trip and more), or selling out fast (Treble Charger, Hayden).

Mr Noodles, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Not dud, but Not classic either. There's a couple of lovely moments but I could never stand to sit down and listen to them.

electric sound of jim, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

F# A# = Endtroducing -- Funny, I've always thought that, too. People call DJ Shadow a goth, but I've always heard him more as a post- rocker. Even before UNKLE.

Mark, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

And most postrockers weren't goth? Shadowy mood music with the lights down low, hmm...

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

God, you're right. What was I thinking?

Mark, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

they are FOCUS in crusty combats with cello bits so you will fall asleep if you miss your exit to the bar

bob snoom, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Nah, too boring to be goth. More like wannabe jazz junkies.

Dare, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

typical Pitchfork answer.

Mr Noodles, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

one year passes...
So much has changed about my tastes in the past couple years. There was a time when I had no time for electric Miles or Boards of Canada, both of which I dearly love now. On the premise that Josh might be right about other things, and encouraged by hearing not-terrible things by Mogwai and Sigur Ros, I started thinking about maybe dipping a toe into the post-rock waters again. Since they seem so widely loved, and since I never heard anything that disgusted me as much as Tortoise or Rachel's had at other points (not having heard much at all), I gave F#A#oo a shot. My impressions after one listen a couple days ago:

- First of all, nothing repulses me. Nothing is unpleasant.
- The whole thing feels very much like it was structured as a film score of some sort. (So much post-rock always felt like it was trying to be a score for some public TV family drama! This kind of does too.) It makes sense that they apparently play with films.
- It's cool that they're trying to incorporate a wider range of instruments, including some more traditional folky kinds of sounds
- The moments that are more dense and textural without a beat are nice. However, they tend not to last for very long.
- Much of the rest of the album seems to consist of very slow simple melodic passages, some of it a long guitar solo, some of it a more folky thing with other instruments. These passages are sometimes pleasant but do feel extremely simplistic and perhaps limited in terms of both melody and rhythm, more so than almost any mainstream rock or pop music. The drummer maintains a totally even totally straight slow 4/4 'beat' throughout these passages. When there are tempo changes, they are performed at a totally even rate as to be completely predictable. The guitarist seems to tend to almost always play right on the beat, which is bizarre. This seems to contradict such a basic musical principle that it must be a conscious aesthetic choice but I don't understand what it is. This might possibly makes me similar to people who don't get why Indian music has no chord changes. Why a pulse is even introduced here with hardly any rhythmic tension is what I wonder. It is possible that it might make more sense with further listening but it just seems to make things almost totally predictable now. Like I said, not overtly offensive or even not-pleasant or anything, but it also fails to achieve much more than this. It seems like it has potential that it doesn't realize.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Monday, 6 October 2003 00:35 (seventeen years ago) link

GYBE are a marvel. I have "Slow Riot...", "F#A#8" (cant do a damn infinity symbol) and just got "Yanqui UXO" last week, which is a little more meandering and doesn't-go-anywhere than the other two but still great.

It is a certain kind of music, and I find it interesting that some people say "I couldn't sit and listen to it". I guess that depends on what one looks for when putting on music to listen to. For me, GYBE is faboulous music to write, draw and even program to (well so my partner tells me). It is about immersing oneself in another place. The music moves through moods, peaks and troughs, shadows and light. It has some mindblowingly moving bursts of wall-of-noise guitar, and some beautifully melancholy quiet moments (fave quote from "Dead Flag Blues" - we're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine... and the machine is bleeding to death)

Uhh... yeah. I love them.

Trayce (trayce), Monday, 6 October 2003 01:18 (seventeen years ago) link

DUD YOPU NBIOTCHBES!!!

POCXY FULE SEZ HEDHEGOF

Daniel_Rf (Daniel_Rf), Monday, 6 October 2003 02:03 (seventeen years ago) link

The first GYBE album you hear is Classic. The third one you hear, and every one after that, is Dud.

Nick Mirov (nick), Monday, 6 October 2003 03:47 (seventeen years ago) link

(Perhaps unsurprisingly, this also holds true for every other post-rock one-trick pony.)

Nick Mirov (nick), Monday, 6 October 2003 03:48 (seventeen years ago) link

have to be seen live to be really understood (blah blah blah....it's true though)

Elliot (Elliot), Monday, 6 October 2003 04:42 (seventeen years ago) link

This is true...as you'll note my saying above.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 6 October 2003 04:50 (seventeen years ago) link

The first GYBE album you hear is Classic. The third one you hear, and every one after that, is Dud.

Nick OTM

Search: First one (where is the hash key on a Mac?), Slow Riot For Zero Kanada

Destrrrrrrrroy: Levez..., Yanqui UXO

Ben Dot (1977), Monday, 6 October 2003 23:10 (seventeen years ago) link

Slow Riot is their best release; the first one lost my attention at various intervals (the carny-sounding parts). Saw them live once but the dirty three either outclassed them or were privy to more of my attention span.

sterling clover wrote:
I think that I would be impressed to see any live band do just one long ninety-minute build-up fuck-off track.

search: Physics -- a veritable who's who of san diego indie rock circa 1992 did this live several times, attempts at minimalism ("in E") and post-branca-isms.

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 6 October 2003 23:25 (seventeen years ago) link

I never really cared for them..a little too mid to late eighties pink floyd for me.

camazotz, Monday, 6 October 2003 23:30 (seventeen years ago) link

search : the fuzzy sound collage bits, like that one with the glockenspiels with the french schoolchildren.
destroy : all those meandering ride-go-postrock guitarathons.

joni, Monday, 6 October 2003 23:39 (seventeen years ago) link

Once I heard their name I assumed they were a gabba satancore death metal act from Norway and was, needless to say, extremely disappointed when I finally heard their music. That name deserves a better fate.

colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 02:13 (seventeen years ago) link

Saw them live once but the dirty three either outclassed them or were privy to more of my attention span.

I saw Dirty 3 live once and hated them. Droning, boring, dreadful wank. And I love GBYE and Mogwai so go figure.

Trayce (trayce), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 23:14 (seventeen years ago) link

have to be seen live to be really understood (blah blah blah....it's true though)

One of the few regrets I do have, as their music deserves to be experienced live (preferably in a small- to medium- sized joint).

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 23:19 (seventeen years ago) link

every time I've seen them live (quite a few) I've fallen asleep! this is either a good thing or a bad thing!

s1utsky (slutsky), Wednesday, 8 October 2003 01:32 (seventeen years ago) link

The Henry Cow of the Noughties

Dadaismus (Dada), Wednesday, 8 October 2003 10:49 (seventeen years ago) link

I couldn't handle the extreme wank of it all.

Search: Tortoise, Disco Inferno, Trans Am, Mogwai
Destory: Godspeed You! Black Emperor (as I believe they call themselves, the fucking wankers), Sigur Ros

Sasha (sgh), Wednesday, 8 October 2003 11:16 (seventeen years ago) link

I couldn't handle the extreme wank of it all.

Search: Tortoise, Disco Inferno, Trans Am, Mogwai, Bark Psychosis
Destory: Godspeed You! Black Emperor (as I believe they call themselves, the fucking wankers), Sigur Ros

Sasha (sgh), Wednesday, 8 October 2003 11:17 (seventeen years ago) link

there was another Godspeed thread where I said there wasn't really enough dynamics in the band to keep me interested though slightly better than Mogwai. I think its those tapes of mad ppl ranting that give them the edge.

Henry Cow are more interesting to me but both of 'em have this dry sound.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 8 October 2003 11:19 (seventeen years ago) link

... I meant more in the sense of trying affect a worldwide proletarian revolution thru the medium of dusty-dry cerebral art rock

Dadaismus (Dada), Wednesday, 8 October 2003 11:46 (seventeen years ago) link

... with no words

Dadaismus (Dada), Wednesday, 8 October 2003 11:56 (seventeen years ago) link

OK, I listened twice more since I was last on the board. I like it a little better. I take back some of my previous comments. In fact, the rhythmic processes going on during the more normal parts are actually pretty similar to those of regular rock music, just done a lot slower. Some of the guitar solo bits actually remind me a little of Wish You Were Here-era Pink Floyd, and not in a bad way really. They do kind of have a simple sparse elegance in their way. (I might still agree with Colin that the sound collage parts are the best parts. I like the part at around 11:30 in track 3 with the treated voices. BTW did Radiohead sample or reference the start of that track for "Motion Picture Soundtrack"?) I like the way the guitar and violin are moving away from each other around 9:30 of track 3. The first 8 min or so of the album are classic. The 'hidden track' is cool with its drum blasts and that guitar tone. Some of the album actually feels like a really slow epic doom metal record, sort of like Neurosis doing a CBC period drama soundtrack, which isn't a bad thing necessarily. I think the only things that make it less accessible/interesting right away than a regular hard rock album are the lower energy level and the absence of a charismatic voice, which are easy to get past once you recognize them. (Maybe this is an obvious comment.) I wonder if the reason IDM and trip-hop have appealed more to me than post-rock is because I had less of an attachment to 'normal' dance or hip-hop conventions and processes to begin with. (Maybe same with modern classical.) I don't know if I'll end up rating this as high as Endtroducing but it is nice in its way.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Wednesday, 8 October 2003 14:16 (seventeen years ago) link

i used to really like,back when i had a more limited taste in music...
then i kind of wandered off and started listening to other stuff,and forgot about them...
i saw them live about a year ago,and really enjoyed it though...
i've just put on the slow riot ep,first time i've listened to them in ages,so i'll report back when i've listened to it...

robin (robin), Wednesday, 8 October 2003 15:15 (seventeen years ago) link

four months pass...
I just listened to all of Lift Yr Skinny Fists . . .. I actually think it's genius, at least a hundred gazillion times better than F#A#oo (which I deleted from my hard drive pretty quickly). There's much more depth in terms of texture, harmony, and rhythm and the structures and changes are less predictable. They actually get some nice grooves going in the second disc. Parts remind me of Glenn Branca and Fred Frith. The noise is handled really well. I got right into it right from the glorious opening with the horns.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Sunday, 15 February 2004 20:54 (seventeen years ago) link

GYBE! fans are a bunch of indie pussies who hated BLACK DICE opening for them.

Jon Williams (ex machina), Sunday, 15 February 2004 20:55 (seventeen years ago) link

who could blame them?

Pablo Cruise (chaki), Sunday, 15 February 2004 22:31 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah black dice totally sucked when I saw them play last year.

Elliot (Elliot), Sunday, 15 February 2004 22:42 (seventeen years ago) link

HAHA, INDIE FAGS.

Jon Williams (ex machina), Sunday, 15 February 2004 22:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Black Dice rocked my world when they opened for Godspeed. I think I was the only one in Toronto who liked them, though.

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Sunday, 15 February 2004 23:28 (seventeen years ago) link

Hey, Barry! Do you know when the rochester to toronto ferry starts?

Jon Williams (ex machina), Sunday, 15 February 2004 23:34 (seventeen years ago) link

There's really gonna be a Rochester-Toronto ferry?
I guess this will make it easier for Godspeed to play Rochester on their next tour? :)

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Sunday, 15 February 2004 23:38 (seventeen years ago) link

HAHAHAHA FUNNY

Jon Williams (ex machina), Sunday, 15 February 2004 23:40 (seventeen years ago) link

Very much business as usual, but they're a band I don't mind essentially doing the same thing over and over again. Yeah, it's good.

ultros ultros-ghali, Saturday, 23 September 2017 10:10 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

Efrim released a solo album last week:
https://efrimmanuelmenuck.bandcamp.com/album/pissing-stars

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 10:09 (three years ago) link

hate the industry.
hate all industries.
no more beers.
co-owner of thee mighty "hotel2tango" recording studio.
recorded good and bad bands there.
a loudmouth sometimes.
and can be a moody motherfucker
and a total drag.

stubborn.
worried.
out of step.
ezra's father.

infinity (∞), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 16:31 (three years ago) link

Don't enjoy his Silver Mt Zion stuff at all, but really liking this

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:48 (three years ago) link

This is an audiophile 180gram pressing in midnight ultra-black vinyl

lmao

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:51 (three years ago) link

Good to see efrim still has a sense of humour

infinity (∞), Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:52 (three years ago) link

Wow this is gorgeous
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKnFtgaMfmk

willem, Thursday, 8 February 2018 08:21 (three years ago) link

eleven months pass...

has anyone seen Efrim solo recently? he's in town soon-ish and i am very curious. is he great? terrible? somewhere in between?

i liked that album he put out last year.

alpine static, Monday, 14 January 2019 08:31 (two years ago) link

Haven't seen him solo but his between-song banter at ASMZ shows is usually great so I would say go for it.

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Monday, 14 January 2019 09:53 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

New album April 2nd!

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 14:12 (one month ago) link

Hope it's better than the last one, which was fine but lacking inspiration. Looking forward to it anyway

your passion oozzes from the (ultros ultros-ghali), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 14:49 (one month ago) link

Now more than ever

flappy bird, Friday, 5 March 2021 08:33 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

It's out there, and it's really really good. More krautrock like than I've heard them before and the end of the third song is just about the most triumphant, uplifting music they've ever written as a band. Maybe the spirit of Conny Plank was in the studio or something, but this one's got juice. Immediately loved it on first pass, something I haven't really felt with their music since Yanqui.

octobeard, Thursday, 1 April 2021 06:32 (two weeks ago) link

A Dutch national newspaper published an article about the album, which is basically a long review/description of the music.

EvR, Thursday, 1 April 2021 13:04 (two weeks ago) link

there's a very pink floyd moment toward the end of the first suite and it's fucking great

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 2 April 2021 19:30 (two weeks ago) link

best record since allelujah definitely

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 2 April 2021 19:31 (two weeks ago) link

I like the new one quite a bit. It's surprisingly uplifting (but maybe I shouldn't be so surprised).

They are selling the CD on the Bandcamp without shipping charges so I picked it up for #BandcampFriday today.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 2 April 2021 20:20 (two weeks ago) link

I've only had a cursory listen but I'm enjoying it so far. The production is nice and crunchy. For all I love the first three records, I'm not a massive fan of the production - especially Skinny Fists.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Friday, 2 April 2021 20:25 (two weeks ago) link

there's a very pink floyd moment toward the end of the first suite and it's fucking great


You could even say it RULES.

pomenitul, Friday, 2 April 2021 22:15 (two weeks ago) link

I've only had a cursory listen but I'm enjoying it so far. The production is nice and crunchy. For all I love the first three records, I'm not a massive fan of the production - especially Skinny Fists.


Albini worked wonders on Yanqui U.X.O. imo.

pomenitul, Friday, 2 April 2021 22:15 (two weeks ago) link

man i really love this record

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 2 April 2021 22:20 (two weeks ago) link

fuck yeah!!!! this album!!!!!

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 3 April 2021 18:23 (two weeks ago) link

Gotta say I read a “premature evaluation” for this on Stereogum and thought it was an April Fools prank

assert (MatthewK), Saturday, 3 April 2021 19:30 (two weeks ago) link

excellent soundtrack for running errands during a global pandemic

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Saturday, 3 April 2021 19:57 (two weeks ago) link

octobeard otm upthread, that section near the end of track 3 ("cliffs' gaze" etc.) is quite a blast of overt hope!

alpine static, Saturday, 3 April 2021 20:42 (two weeks ago) link

surprisingly uplifting was my initial reaction too but now i think its more like accepting what they've known or predicted all along. amazing album

gman59, Saturday, 3 April 2021 22:00 (two weeks ago) link

^^^
"this record is about all of us waiting for the end.
all current forms of governance are failed.
this record is about all of us waiting for the beginning,
and is informed by the following demands=
empty the prisons
take power from the police and give it to the neighbourhoods that they terrorise.
end the forever wars and all other forms of imperialism.
tax the rich until they're impoverished."

gman59, Saturday, 3 April 2021 22:18 (two weeks ago) link

"OUR SIDE HAS TO WIN"

alpine static, Sunday, 4 April 2021 19:01 (two weeks ago) link

yes yes lovely sentiment and all

found the album a bit boring tbh. then put on Yanqui UXO again and it was like leaping into 3D

imago, Sunday, 4 April 2021 19:21 (two weeks ago) link

i listened to this and yanqui back-to-back and it reinforced how strongly i feel about the new one

the drone tracks are freaking incredible

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 15:55 (one week ago) link

I like toying with the listening order.

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 15:59 (one week ago) link

the riffs in the longer suites are both lovely and unexpected and are impeccably layered with the other elements... the drums are really good... just keep getting transfixed and blown away by this thing

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 15:59 (one week ago) link

Loving the new album and the broadcast they did the other week of Karl Lemieux & Philippe Leonard's 16mm projections was fantastic.

They just announced a raft of tour dates for early 2022. Ticket bought for the Barrowlands here.

brain (krakow), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 16:28 (one week ago) link

i don't live there so no skin off my back but why is there not a Montreal date lol

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 17:37 (one week ago) link

Venues are all closed at the moment.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 17:53 (one week ago) link

I’m not keen on how this is mixed. It doesn’t sound good in comparison to the BCNR album. I may get over this. I hope I do.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 18:37 (one week ago) link

pomentiful, i assume they won't still be closed in 2022? or are they not even taking any bookings?

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 18:42 (one week ago) link

I thought they weren't but I checked just now and some of them clearly are, so… the plot thickens.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 18:53 (one week ago) link

looking at those dates, it seems likely to me they have something in the works for Montreal when they get back ... either a GYBE show(s) they can't announce yet, or maybe there's a festival there that summer or something. idk, that seems to often be the case when bands announce big tours w/ no hometown date.

alpine static, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 22:03 (one week ago) link

I didn't know this band *did* anything after Yanqui...

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Thursday, 8 April 2021 20:13 (one week ago) link

Where to start? Admit that I only really care for the first two records.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Thursday, 8 April 2021 20:13 (one week ago) link

Haven't had a chance to play the new on yet, but I highly recommend the 2012 "comeback" record, 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!. That's been my favorite of the new ones, with Luciferian Towers coming in second.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 8 April 2021 20:20 (one week ago) link

the one they put out after you stopped listening, Yanqui U.X.O., is quite good

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 8 April 2021 20:27 (one week ago) link

Oh, I know up to Yanqui— I was still into them in 2002.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Thursday, 8 April 2021 20:40 (one week ago) link

I'll try Allelujah.

The first time I remember crying to music was the first time I heard "Storm."

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Thursday, 8 April 2021 20:42 (one week ago) link

allelujah is excellent. they played "mladic" when i saw them in 2012 before the album came out and it totally reinvigorated my interest in them

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 8 April 2021 20:51 (one week ago) link

yeah mladic slaps

This Is Not An ILX Username (LaMonte), Thursday, 8 April 2021 20:56 (one week ago) link

Cosigned.

In the roll-out to Allelujah I remember thinking I was going to check it out from a sense of loyalty, but that I was probably long past my need for GY!BE in my life. I was quickly proven wrong. Reception for the two following that though, seems a little more mixed. I like both of them, but there doesn't seem to be nearly as big of a consensus on either.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 8 April 2021 21:00 (one week ago) link

While we're talking about that era, seeing them perform in Big Sur under the stars in front of maybe 200 people at a camp ground, walking to the stage from our site merely a few dozen meters away, is probably a top 3 concert experience. Aidan Girt stopping by our post show camp fire, partaking in our whisky and shit talking the band's experience playing Coachella was absolutely a topper of a memory too

octobeard, Saturday, 10 April 2021 01:09 (one week ago) link

I don't think any music will ever make me feel the way GY!BE did when I was a teenager listening to F♯A♯∞ and Slow Riot... in the dark, but idk I listen to the new album and it's fine I guess?

Bignefs Proportionable (seandalai), Saturday, 10 April 2021 14:04 (one week ago) link


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