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Tough Critics On Godspeed You! Black Emperor

What does a trio of fifth graders think of the Canadian post-rock collective?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Godspeed You Black Emperor and Tough Critics (Courtesy of the artist / Amy Pearl (WNYC))

Soundcheck presents "Tough Critics" -- a video series starring Elisabeth, Onaje and Will, three fifth-graders from the Little Red School House in New York City. In each episode, the trio of burgeoning music critics takes on a new release -- and they don't pull any punches.

Today, they listen to an excerpt of the song "We Drift Like Worried Fire" from Canadian post-rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor. GYBE's 2012 release Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! was widely heralded as a comeback for the long-running group. Pitchfork awarded the album a glowing 9.3, calling this song in particular a "summary of everything that made this band great." But our Tough Critics think this song would sound really great if it just had some Taylor Swift vocals on top.

We decided to find out what that would sound like:

Taylor Swift, Meet Godspeed You Black Emperor

 

 

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