In Case You Missed It: Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!’ Was Just Named Canada’s Best Album Posted on September 24, 2013November 23, 2014 by Brady Gerber Last year’s Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! was just awarded the 2013 Polaris Music Prize, which is pretty much the award for the best Canadian album of the year. Make sure to read Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s, uh, interesting acceptance speech.