Swans - The Seer
Swans
The Seer
95
Apr 24

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Apr 24, 2019
85
The Glowing Man, while being my least favourite of the trilogy, is also probably the one I can say least about. Tracks like Cloud Of Forgetting and Cloud Of Unknowing especially grew on me over time, but there’s still just some points, in the first half of the record at least, that don’t seem up to Swans standard and maybe feel a bit dry, like on The World Looks Red, even though it’s still an okay track. The first couple of minutes of Frankie M also seem a bit boring, but it ... read more
Apr 24, 2019*
90
I STEAL ALL THE OXYGEN!
This album was amazing for me from first listen, and I was actually originally going to give it a 95 after that first listen, but over the next 7 listens I began to notice a few things that got on my nerves a bit, like how Some Things We Do is kinda just recycling the idea they already used in Screen Shot, and how Nathalie Neal is a bit too repetitive, even for Swans. Some Things we do, however still has a great instrumental, and Nathalie Neal is a good song overall, I ... read more
Apr 24, 2019*
95
This may be quite a controversial opinion, especially for Anthony Fantano, but this is my favourite of the Swans trinity. It’s almost flawless in my opinion. Every time I listen to Lunacy I feel as if I’m fucking transcending. Just the build-up to when they start chanting “LUNACY LUNACY” is brilliant. The Wolf, the shortest track, acts as a great prelude to The Seer, with the majority of it just being Michael Gira’s voice with a few guitar strums and then some ... read more
Apr 23, 2019
95
Lift is genuinely the shit. It beats out about half of OK Computer, and I literally gave that a perfect score.

Disc 1: 50/50
Disc 2: 45/50

Favourite Tracks: Lift, Palo Alto, Man Of War

Least Favourite Track: Meeting In The Aisle
Apr 23, 2019
70
This is a pretty good middle-ground between the instrumentation on Canada Songs and actually singing like on You Won’t Get What You Want. A lot of it does sound kinda the same, but not that similar that you can’t tell songs apart easily. The guitar work, while quite similar to their previous effort, is quite a bit better, and while it does practically assault you, it sounds great. The really gruesome stories told on tracks such as The Fuck Whisperer, and especially on Cheers Pricks, ... read more
Apr 24, 2019
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