'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

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81

Universal acclaim - based on 34 Critics

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  1. Positive: 29 out of 34
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  1. Jan 2, 2013
    70
    This isn't the sound of a once-renowned band trying to cash in on their glory days; it's the sound of a band invigorated.
  2. Dec 21, 2012
    60
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor offer a majestic, beautiful coda for a version of protest that is dated and unhelpful today. I missed having their music around, but I wonder whose eyes they're opening with a record that sounds like a document of yesterday's anger.
  3. Dec 17, 2012
    80
    Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! feels simultaneously enormous and tragic; the sound of victory, firmly set in the jaws of defeat. [Jan 2013, p.91]