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    Posted: July 24 2014 at 05:37
Pretty simple, what's your favourite Swans album and why? 

Going for "The Seer" on this one - little bit let down by "To Be Kind" if I'm honest (although there are some fantastic tracks on it). Not really a huge fan on the 20th century albums, although "Soundtracks For The Blind" was pretty great.

As always, thanks for any feedback! Smile


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 06:18
Children Of God. Great atmosphere and it's not as megalomaniac as Soundtracks For The Blind or The Seer, nor as same-ish as White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 07:16
The Seer followed by Soundtracks for the Blind
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 07:27
Nice poll Xonty! Thumbs Up I think the two latest albums are the best from whole discography. Just after I got my preorder of To Be Kind  I'd vote for that one without doubt. But now I don't know... a good reason to listen those 2-hours albums now. Big smile

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 10:28
1. To Be Kind
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Great Annihilator
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Seer
Love of Life


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 10:57
I don't really have a favorite, but my top tier would consist of (no order)

The Seer
To Be Kind
Body to Body, Job to Job (comp/live)
Swans Are Dead (live)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 11:12
Originally posted by melotron98 melotron98 wrote:

Nice poll Xonty! Thumbs Up I think the two latest albums are the best from whole discography. Just after I got my preorder of To Be Kind  I'd vote for that one without doubt. But now I don't know... a good reason to listen those 2-hours albums now. Big smile

EDIT Btw, what if someone would like to vote for  Public Castration Is a Good IdeaWink

Cheers! Tongue Definitely agree, and I meant to put, it's just studio albums Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 21:52
The Great Annihilator. Little bit of everything Swans have done, represents the band perfectly.

Soundtracks, The Seer, Children Of God and White Light are all close seconds.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 21:56
I'm a Swans newbie.  Soaking up To Be Kind.
Released date are often when it it impacted you but recorded dates are when it really happened...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 22:05
Honestly I was disappointed with To Be Kind. It seemed to me much weaker that The Seer.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 22:44
I feel like much of their discography is just apples and oranges. No vote for me as I only own Greed, Children of God, Love of Life, and To Be Kind, but I could see myself voting for any of those.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2014 at 02:13
The ones I have, in order of preference:

1) My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
2) To Be Kind
3) The Seer
4) The Great Annihilator

As to why, well Father is the first one I got and I just fell in love with it.  What else can be said?



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2014 at 18:45
Children Of God
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2014 at 19:25
So I ordered Soundtrack For The Blind but maybe I should have ordered Children Of God instead?  I also ordered The Seer and To Be Kind of course.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2014 at 19:08
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

So I ordered Soundtrack For The Blind but maybe I should have ordered Children Of God instead?  I also ordered The Seer and To Be Kind of course.

Children of God is great, might be more accessible than Soundtracks, COG I think is the first one where they started straying away from the crushing noise rock of their first albums, but that style is still there. Both great. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2014 at 19:15
And To Be Kind is awesome, but I'm still taking it in, as of now I can't say if I like it more than The Seer or not. Screenshot might be my favorite song they've done since they reformed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2014 at 19:21
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

So I ordered Soundtrack For The Blind but maybe I should have ordered Children Of God instead?  I also ordered The Seer and To Be Kind of course.
Yeah, ... when purchasing, I always look at the ratings at RYM, and there Soundtracks For The Blind is the highest-rated Swans album (even though their sorting algorithms aren't perfect Geek ).

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2014 at 19:56
Originally posted by Billy Pilgrim Billy Pilgrim wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

So I ordered Soundtrack For The Blind but maybe I should have ordered Children Of God instead?  I also ordered The Seer and To Be Kind of course.

Children of God is great, might be more accessible than Soundtracks, COG I think is the first one where they started straying away from the crushing noise rock of their first albums, but that style is still there. Both great. 
 
Sounds like I need Chidren Of God then, thanks!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2014 at 19:58
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

So I ordered Soundtrack For The Blind but maybe I should have ordered Children Of God instead?  I also ordered The Seer and To Be Kind of course.
Yeah, ... when purchasing, I always look at the ratings at RYM, and there Soundtracks For The Blind is the highest-rated Swans album (even though their sorting algorithms aren't perfect Geek ).

I tend to do the same, just trying to get an idea of people's opinions through reviews and ratings. It helps I believe.
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