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Antony and the Johnsons - Swanlights

Antony and the Johnsons - Swanlights
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on 13 reviews
2010 Rank: #97 / 550
USER SCORE
81
Based on
9 ratings

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90
Tiny Mix Tapes
Tiny Mix Tapes

Thematically and atmospherically, it is even more successful than The Crying Light, achieving its cohesiveness with an even wider stylistic palette.

80
PopMatters
PopMatters

While Swanlights shares its predecessor’s themes, it shuns its insularity, with Antony stretching his arms across a vast landscape.

77
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

Across three records and a few dozen collaborations, Antony's seemed an uncanny puppet master of grace; Swanlights, however, wobbles.

70
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

It’s still an album that contains peerless highs, particularly when Antony surrenders himself completely to songs like ‘Everything Is New’ and ‘Swanlights’, but a more dynamic reconstruction of the Johnsons’ core sound would be most welcome next time around.

70
musicOMH
musicOMH

As with Hegarty's previous releases, there remains the sense that this is an album to be admired, rather than loved, but that's not to take anything away from the beautiful craftsmanship on display here.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: October 12, 2010
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Secretly Canadian
GENRE: Chamber Pop
WEBSITE: www.antonyandthejohnsons.com
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Track List
  1. Everything Is New 
  2. The Great White Ocean 
  3. Ghost 
  4. I'm in Love 
  5. Violetta 
  6. Swanlights 
  7. The Spirit Was Gone 
  8. Thank You for Your Love 
  9. Flétta (with Björk) 
  10. Salt Silver Oxygen 
  11. Christina's Farm
Contributions By
royalflush, patton
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