Filth

Swans - Filth
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Based on 131 ratings
1983 Ratings: #22
January 1, 1983 / Release Date
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blondeMushroom
NR
yo how tf did they get anthony fantano on the cover
MusicSucks
71
"Ah, being able to express myself like a motor can / Being complete like a machine / Being able to live a triumphant life like a top-notch vehicle / Being able, at least, of penetrating myself with all of this / Tearing myself up, opening myself completely, becoming permeable / To all the perfumes of oil, heating and carbon / From this stupendous flora, dark, artificial and insatiable."

-Álvaro de Campos, in "Ode Triunfal"
amygoodall
75
good
Space Vacation
75
This album makes me want to jam while curled up in a ball.
Feels like being trapped inside a claustrophobic, small, metal box in the apocalyptic future of 20xx while a war goes on around you.
A few years ago I would have adored this so much more.
It's still an experience none the less.
rydenoir
80
Swans' debut LP "Filth" is a fantastic representation of the rage of the youth. It's dark, bleak and hypnotic, leading the listener into a rabbit hole of chaotic thoughts in the mind of a character who may very well be having a 37 minute fit of anger.


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"Filth" is captivating, much through it's grinding bleak repetition and primal energy. It was composed towards the end of the no-wave period, and through its dark composition captures a period in time to where there was ... read more
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Track List

  1. Stay Here
  2. Big Strong Boss
  3. Blackout
  4. Power for Power
  5. Freak
  6. Right Wrong
  7. Thank You
  8. Weakling
  9. Gang
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