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SWANS ARE DEAD

Swans

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.85 | 17 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars SWANS are one of those bands who have some very passionate fans and usually when I give 3 stars it's about explaining why, so I offer up my complaints which just gets the fans of that band even more upset(haha). So apologies to SWANS fans for not liking this live double disc recording. SWANS like THE FLOWER KINGS seem to have a goal to fill to the brim each album they release and to make matters more(ahem) interesting they release a lot of double albums so if your like me and haven't warmed up to 140 plus minutes of music man this is a chore to spin each time. Okay I've insulted some people already but yes SWANS released this as a final recording and the first disc is called "Black" and it features music from their final tour in 1997. Not songs from one show. Same with disc two, a 1995 tour and again the tracks were picked from many shows. I don't know I just feel that this is a recording I don't want to hear again and while I've given 4 stars to many of their later albums this 1998 release just doesn't hit the spot. I honestly have never been huge on this band because of many of the lyrics and also that vibe they give off. I prefer light.
Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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