Godspeed You! Black Emperor are like a Rorschach Test of music. If your life is in shambles and you're constantly hanging your head into a dark pit of dispair, Godspeed's ethereal sounds will make you stare into the abyss even further and question the true purpose of life. On the other hand, if you're feeling positive about the direction you're heading—maybe you've just conquered a crippling break-up or broken through some arbitrary life plateau—Godspeed will be the soundtrack to your triumph. Fortunately, the Canadian feel-amplifiers have returned with a new album, Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress, to give your life meaning again.
Stream all of it below. Twelve two-minute tracks. (JK JK, it's their usual 40 minutes over only four ridiculously long tracks.) Turn the volume all the way up, close your eyes, and let the emotion overtake you.