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zakalwe
December 6th 2014


16796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

It's the same overlong old man prattle.

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
December 6th 2014


34764 Comments


To an extent yes but this doesn't so much cross the line of when music is overly self-indulgent as leap over it and run a fucking marathon

Digging: Andy Hull - Swiss Army Man OST

Kman418
December 6th 2014


13196 Comments


yeah pretty much all swans stuff is super self indulgent but most of it is still pretty neat anyways

Digging: Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial

zakalwe
December 6th 2014


16796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I take me hat off to you Jac dude, always.



This has the same uncompromising values as them 5s. The difference is this has no barbed delivery, no driving otherworldly intention, no ground shaking boundary expanding value.

It's just a nuisance.

TheBarber
December 6th 2014


3263 Comments


Self-Indulgent
adjective
-characterized by doing or tending to do exactly what one wants, especially when this involves pleasure or idleness.
"a self-indulgent extra hour of sleep"
synonyms: pleasure-seeking, hedonistic, sybaritic, indulgent, luxurious, lotus-eating, epicurean; More
antonyms: abstemious, restrained
-(of a creative work) lacking economy and control.
"boring, self-indulgent twenty-minute solos"

sounds k

Digging: DjRum - Mountains

zakalwe
December 6th 2014


16796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

zakalwe



12.04.14

[ Edit ] For me they've reached a wider audience nowadays because they extol the virtues of a true rock band which in this

day and age is more or less non-existent.

Unfortunatley anyone who rocked out prior to 2000 had it all from everywhere and Swans meant/mean nothing.



There ya go dudes.

TheBarber
December 6th 2014


3263 Comments


wtf is lotus-eating?

wwf
December 6th 2014


3026 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This totally has all of those things though



Enough to run a marathon apparently, if we're going to start using convoluted metaphors

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
December 6th 2014


34764 Comments


"-(of a creative work) lacking economy and control.
"boring, self-indulgent twenty-minute solos"
on the money that is

wwf
December 6th 2014


3026 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It's funny that you say that because I adore this band's control. Their songs always seem to be very well-thought out dynamically.

Kman418
December 6th 2014


13196 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDDulEQsIoI

one of the best rock jams around tbh

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
December 6th 2014


34764 Comments


Honestly very very few artists can compose a 30-minute song without exercising a complete failure at quality control
Then again I'm the guy who listened to the entirety of the 24-hour Flaming Lips song so don't mind me!

Kman418
December 6th 2014


13196 Comments


actually though public castration is a good idea and kind of filth are their only albums that i really still care about at all lol

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
December 6th 2014


34764 Comments


I actually really enjoyed My Father Will Guide Me but that's because there's none of Gira's sad attempts at "harsh" vocals and it isn't like fifteen hours long

Kman418
December 6th 2014


13196 Comments


most of their stuff wouldnt work if there wasn't a shit ton of repetition and monotony

its pretty clear their intention on this and most of their other stuff ive heard is to wear you the fuck out and reduce you down to your most primal state which isn't really possible w/o like 20 minute long songs of terrifying apocalyptic sounding yelling and banging

Kman418
December 6th 2014


13196 Comments


but gira is best when he sounds like he's dripping hot wax all over his dick

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
December 6th 2014


34764 Comments


Well this certainly wears me the fuck out I'll say they accomplished that much

wwf
December 6th 2014


3026 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah tbh I've only listened to their last two albums without interruptions maybe once or twice each... they're just too long to listen to without life interfering. But they're still very consistent so ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Kman418
December 6th 2014


13196 Comments


weak

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
December 6th 2014


34764 Comments


I tried my best



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