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  • Summary: The seventh full-length studio release for the Canadian post-punk band was produced by The Besnard Lake's Jace Lasek.
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  • Record Label: Constellation
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Experimental Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Apr 7, 2021
    83
    For the first time in a long time, the future feels uncertain and unformed. This is the music that will help us charge forward into the unknown.
  2. 80
    Godspeed’s new album articulates dark times, but it also presents the countermovement with breathtaking power.
  3. Mar 31, 2021
    80
    Twenty-seven years on from their formation, their ability to convey the spectrum of both emotional and political feeling through the raw power of music remains unparalleled.
  4. 80
    Godspeed continue to perform with a bold and alluring command and unlike their peers, a majority of their output lands on a much wider scale.
  5. 80
    Even by this band’s lofty standards, G_d’s Pee at State’s End! is a particularly rocking instalment of their familiar franchise; still head and shoulders above most other music that sails under the flag of post-rock.
  6. Uncut
    Apr 20, 2021
    80
    It finds its sound in glowing electric waltzes, piled high with massed guitars and sawing fiddles, that take up a riff and grind it into extinction. Not to be missed, though, is their skill for softer atmospheres. [Jun 2021, p.27]
  7. Apr 5, 2021
    50
    No longer supported by two decades’ worth of prophetic scope or career-highlight compositions, Godspeed’s revolution feels as performative as it always has - and a good deal more hollow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 3, 2021
    10
    This is probably the best album of the decade, a majestic and chaotic journey perfect for these strange times. A perfect masterpiece
  2. Apr 2, 2021
    9
    A beautiful, dark, ugly, monolithic album for the times that we live in. Remarkable piece of work. Highly recommended!
  3. Apr 2, 2021
    9
    A long awaited album that delivered a moving and emotional final product that was astounding overall. The only grievance I have with thisA long awaited album that delivered a moving and emotional final product that was astounding overall. The only grievance I have with this album is the ending two songs, especially the second to last song, Cliffs Gaze. It was not a bad song, however I was taken out of the moment by a cliche 4/4 rock drum beat and a relatively chipper track, which in my opinion didn’t fit with the broader narrative. The last song, OUR SIDE HAS TO WIN, was a weak ending to such a powerful album, again there was nothing musically that bothered me rather it didn’t fit in the broader narrative. Expand
  4. Apr 3, 2021
    9
    What more can I really say other than GY!BE is back! And right on time too. The first track, A Military Alphabet, reminds me a lot of theirWhat more can I really say other than GY!BE is back! And right on time too. The first track, A Military Alphabet, reminds me a lot of their earlier work on F# A# and LYSF and I am here for it. The first of two shorter ambient pieces, a Fire at Static Valley, is more akin to their newer stuff yet is as equally haunting and powerful as ever. The third piece, while in my opinion not as good as the first, is extremely cathartic, climatic, and dark. The album ends very strongly with the beautiful "ambient" piece Our Side Has to Win, which has a beautifully soft and somber ending. I would not be surprised if this is my favorite album by the end of the year. A must listen. Expand
  5. Apr 2, 2021
    8
    Their best since Don't Bend! The string arrangements are simply incomparable and may be the best they've laid down since Skinny Fists, if notTheir best since Don't Bend! The string arrangements are simply incomparable and may be the best they've laid down since Skinny Fists, if not better. Military Alphabet sounds like a country rager, and Government Came is one of the most climactic tracks they've made since "Mladic" or even **** = redeemer." Wonderful return from their mid-to-late 2010's slump. Expand