Gathering Swans

Choir Boy - Gathering Swans
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #132 / 692
User Score
Based on 119 ratings
2020 Ratings: #220
Liked by 15 people
May 8, 2020 / Release Date
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Dais / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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BuffaloStaple
70
man im just gonna go ahead and say it, I dont even care... im literally just gonna say it
ElectricMess
86
Wow. This is such an incredible and easy to listen to piece of synthpop. Choir Boy manage to both soothe and engage me across all of Gathering Swans with their combination of pretty hooks and light touches of goth. Songs like Nites Like This and the eponymous closer sound like they’ve been constructed on the middle ground between Faith-era Cure and Tears for Fears’ Songs From the Big Chair, so basically a new waver’s wet dream. It’s a moody yet welcoming album that I ... read more
wless
82
although choir boy's second album isn't as conceptual as their first, the band still manages to maintain their soft yet eerie new romantic aesthetic, and they incorporate a greater synthpop influence than before. some of the updates work really well, but a lot of the time they just add glitz to parts that really don't need it. "it's over," "toxic eye," "complainer," and "shatter" are highlights.
amygoodall
80
good
proudlydevon
83
FAV TRACKS: Toxic Eye, Complainer, Sweet Candy, Shatter, Gathering Swans
LEAST FAV: Eat The Frog

What a gorgeous synth pop album from the group, Choir Boy. Choir Boy delivers a soothing, dreamy listen with this album while using atmospheric production, heartbreaking lyrics, and a soft, fluttery voice from Adam Klopp. I love a lot of this album but I wish the group could've leaned into more instrumental experimentation and I feel some songs were dragged out like "Nites Like This". ... read more
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Track List

  1. It's Over
  2. Toxic Eye
  3. Complainer
  4. Nites Like This
  5. St. Angela Merici
  6. Sweet Candy
  7. Shatter
  8. Eat the Frog
  9. Happy To Be Bad
  10. Gathering Swans
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Added on: February 19, 2020