Up to the release of “Yanqui U.X.O.”, GYBE placed the exclamation mark at the end of their name. It was then moved to match the film they had taken their name from.

  • Yanqui U.X.O. marks the first release by the group after slightly altering their name (moving the exclamation mark from the "emperor" to the "you")” -- Wikipedia
  • In the beginning of their career, they were known as "Godspeed You Black Emperor!", but the name was later changed to have the exclamation point after the word "You".Urban Dictionary
  • Another suggested that moving the exclamation mark in their name (up until the release of their current album, they were known as Godspeed You Black Emperor! ) was evidence of their "often hard-to-spot sense of humour"The Guardian’s review of Yanqui UXO
Annotation last modified on 2016-02-17 00:00 UTC.



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 F♯ A♯ ∞ Godspeed You Black Emperor! 4.5 5
2000 Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven! Godspeed You Black Emperor! 5 3
2002 Yanqui U.X.O. Godspeed You! Black Emperor 3.85 4
2012 ’Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! Godspeed You! Black Emperor 4.25 3
2015 ‘Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress’ Godspeed You! Black Emperor 4 3
2017 “Luciferian Towers” Godspeed You! Black Emperor 3.5 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada Godspeed You Black Emperor! 5 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling Godspeed You Black Emperor! 1

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