Holy Money

Swans - Holy Money
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Based on 97 ratings
1986 Ratings: #27
January 1, 1986 / Release Date
LP / Format
K.422 / Label
Noise Rock, No Wave / Genres
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RakkSmells
83
Okay, now this is what I was asking for from Greed. The tracks on this thing are much less monotonous and have much more interesting instrumentation, and just sounds incredible at times. Some tracks are continuations of tracks from Greed, and are somehow so much better than their original tracks despite having the same melody and tone throughout. Basically Greed but more compelling and easier to listen to. Some tracks I think go on a bit too long however, and the lyrics are pretty repetitive at ... read more
PipePanic
62
It's not you Holy Money, its me.

One of my big fears is restriction. It terrifies me to my core. When ever I feel constricted, I feel like I need to scream. And yeah, I felt that feeling listening to this album. There's not a single thing about this record that hasn't already been said that I would more or less parrot. It just feels like a more interesting, justifiable and all in all just better version of Greed. But, some of the same complaints I had with that record can be carried over to ... read more
JustSomeGuy
70
I know it has been said before me, but this is pretty much the better version of Greed. Because of this, my thoughts here pretty much mirror my thoughts on Greed. However, I will say that this album was overall more entertaining, interesting and less dull. With that being said, I did think that some tracks on here dragged. I don't necessarily think that any song on here was bad, though. But I did think that 'A Hanging' and 'Another You', despite me actually liking both songs, were both longer ... read more
MrMclainy
100
there aren’t words for the emotions I feel while having either of these sister records on

they’re so minimal and I don’t believe they’d work if they weren’t. gira and co only use what they need to create the atmosphere they want and get rid of whatever isn’t absolutely essential. repetitive riffs make for some hypnotic, sinister, industrial soundscapes that make me feel like I’m being lured into some gothic church erected exclusively by metal and ... read more
TreyLikesBands
60
Decent

This is just Greed Pt.2: more dumbed down and sadly forgettable. I can't get through this for some reason. That's my whole review :(

Color: Black
FAV TRACKS: You Need Me
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