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BODY TO BODY, JOB TO JOB

Swans

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.05 | 5 ratings

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TCat
2 stars Those people who are familiar with Swans early music know that it is music in the extreme. Any kind of extreme music usually appeals to me and The Swans music does touch a certain dark chord with me, but this album is very hard to get through. In my opinion, if you are going to torture yourself by listening to the extreme of hard music, listen to their studio albums before listening to this, then if you feel you can take it even harder, try this out. To me, it is like listening to an overweight ogre plodding through the muddy bogs on an extremely rainy night. There is no let up either, no bright sunshiny songs or piano laden ballads.

This is all black as midnight, from beginning to end. No tricky tempo changes, a lot of repetition and not always the best of quality either. It's hard for me to call this progressive, but that would come later in the Swans discography.

However, one thing I can tell you with a certainty.....I would much rather listen to this than Miley Cyrus or Bon Jovi any day. But I must say it is a collection for collectors/fans only. They have much better than this.

TCat | 2/5 |

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