Swans   Greed
3.4 Ranking: #70 for 1985
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3.0 goodBrendan M. | June 20th 14

Cop and Young God were both the point where Swans had pushed their slow, brutal heavy sound as far as it would ever go, at least in the studio. As to be expected, Michael Gira knew that if they simply kept making music that way, it would start to feel campy and repetitive. Now, with the introduction of Jarboe, Swans begin their transition into new territory, but has it happened yet? Well, yes and no. For one thing, the opener Fool, is led by a piano. Quite different than every single song on Cop. They're also trying to get this hypnotic feeling, which would work best on releases such as Children of God, White Light From the Mouth of Infinity, and The Seer. As for Greed, Swans simply didn't quite possess this power yet, which results in boring, dragging music more than often. Now, the things presented here are generally good, and none of them could outright be considered bad, but this serves more as an interesting Swans record than a good one because of it. So basically, a solid effort, but they still had lots of room to improve.

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2.0 poorBogs | December 19th 14
3.0 goodSanderCohen | December 18th 14
3.5 greatOminousHaiku | December 18th 14
3.0 goodJarek | December 17th 14
3.5 greatCrimea | December 8th 14
3.5 greatZifteruften | December 2nd 14
3.5 greatcryonetearforme | November 24th 14
3.5 greatlamehorse | November 3rd 14
4.0 excellentRodrigo | October 27th 14
2.5 averageAndrew Gold CONTRIBUTOR | October 23rd 14
3.0 goodHamid Waheed | October 22nd 14
3.5 greatMentalVortex | October 16th 14
3.5 greatRonnie | October 15th 14
2.5 averageRail | October 11th 14
4.5 superbprogressivetrex | October 11th 14
3.5 greatCorona | October 9th 14
4.0 excellentHarrySmalldini97 | October 2nd 14
2.0 poorJasdevi087 | September 28th 14
3.5 greatMeatSlapper | September 25th 14
3.5 greatMKGaruda | September 25th 14
3.5 greatWillem Pizza Hattingh | September 21st 14
2.0 poorGovernator | September 20th 14
2.5 averageIHadSevenFaces | September 20th 14
4.0 excellentlikeshad0ws | September 13th 14
2.5 averageJerrad Williams | September 6th 14
3.5 greatRevastran | September 2nd 14
3.5 greatRafael | August 19th 14
3.0 goodMoltenBoron | August 16th 14
2.0 poorSupercoolguy64 | August 16th 14
3.0 goodTheHaven | July 29th 14
2.0 poorUptownGrill | July 28th 14
4.0 excellentBurnTheFloor | July 27th 14
3.0 goodjimbon | July 24th 14
2.5 averageDolceGelato | July 21st 14
2.5 averageConniving little bitches know nothing about love. | July 21st 14
2.5 averageIan Christ | July 20th 14
4.0 excellentCasey White | July 18th 14
4.0 excellentRather be forgotten than remembered for giving in | July 17th 14
3.5 greatYeah, but you're damaging Ween's average in the process. | July 16th 14
4.0 excellentTheManhattanRoom | July 15th 14
3.0 goodWackyHades374 | July 14th 14
2.5 averageecm1285 | July 13th 14
3.0 goodNoiseconsciousness | July 5th 14
2.5 averageH. | July 4th 14
3.5 great long live the new flesh | June 22nd 14
4.0 excellentyep123 | June 12th 14
5.0 classicPFNPJ | June 5th 14
3.5 greatMadGrinder | June 3rd 14
4.0 excellentDatPinecone | May 21st 14
3.5 greatSticksmanTheBored | May 21st 14
5.0 classicAustin Newell | May 20th 14
2.5 averageCarcass427 | May 20th 14
3.0 goodTheTruthPig | May 15th 14
3.0 goodDave Beans | May 14th 14
3.0 goodJustin Swope | May 6th 14
2.5 averageRiviere | May 1st 14
4.0 excellentMeruem | April 29th 14
3.5 greatAlex R. | April 23rd 14
4.0 excellentmerzbae | April 22nd 14
3.5 greatMrYeeepa | April 14th 14
3.5 greatMax Paradise | April 12th 14
4.0 excellentDreamingWithTheDead | April 8th 14
2.0 poorDr. Yum Yums McBoogleBarn | April 7th 14
4.0 excellentflyus | April 7th 14
3.5 greatChoam Nomsky | April 6th 14
3.5 greateboph | April 3rd 14
3.5 greatQuinn | April 1st 14
3.5 greatDanny A. III | March 31st 14
4.0 excellentgryndstone | March 27th 14
3.5 greatSuicideVeil90 | March 24th 14
3.5 greatredswan | March 23rd 14
3.0 goodiamDIBBS | March 17th 14
5.0 classicitchy | March 12th 14
3.5 greatPeporro98 | February 24th 14
3.5 greatDikkoZinner | February 24th 14
2.5 averageBazoople | February 23rd 14
3.5 greatseb wang | February 19th 14
4.0 excellentSpookySkeletman | February 16th 14
4.0 excellentDeSadeDisciple | February 12th 14
2.5 averagei'm here to spook you {^: | February 5th 14
3.0 goodjaffa calling | January 29th 14
3.0 goodZenSpiderland | January 22nd 14
4.0 excellentGobbles308 | January 14th 14
3.5 greatChristian Molander | January 11th 14
3.0 goodSteven28 | January 11th 14
4.0 excellentSithese | January 3rd 14
3.5 greatUnkleFeel | January 2nd 14
3.5 greatnwhitmore | December 30th 13
3.5 greatfvcksovtrvth | December 26th 13
3.5 greatTheSilentObserver | December 23rd 13
3.0 goodHolyMoney | December 17th 13
3.5 greatevilford | December 12th 13
4.0 excellentGrandpa Seth | December 11th 13
3.0 goodlivingisland | December 7th 13
4.0 excellentPwoper | December 5th 13
3.5 greatGetOutOfMyHouse | November 27th 13
3.0 goodKingsLeadHat | November 22nd 13
3.5 greatunkle | November 6th 13
4.0 excellentUmptleChunst | October 27th 13
3.0 goodCyrus McElhaney | October 17th 13
4.0 excellentGrimsby | October 13th 13
3.5 greatHolyKatana | October 7th 13
3.0 goodBleachedNirvana | September 23rd 13
4.0 excellentwhipwhip | September 23rd 13
3.0 goodBroManCaptainGuySirDylan | September 16th 13
2.5 averageCale MacAuley | July 24th 13
4.0 excellentMrs Blankenship | July 21st 13
3.5 greatdave the loser | July 9th 13
4.0 excellentAcorn | June 9th 13
3.5 greatLFarrell | June 7th 13
3.0 goodGrayson Hale | June 2nd 13
3.0 goodmrfixit | May 20th 13
5.0 classichello | April 27th 13
2.5 averagejamesturney | April 21st 13
2.5 averageTheNexus100 | April 18th 13
3.5 greatRad Crawlson | April 13th 13
3.0 goodAPJ90 | April 1st 13
3.0 goodAlex | March 30th 13
2.5 averageRobVanSchuldiner | March 21st 13
4.0 excellentKoei | March 20th 13
1.5 very poorsamtopia | March 8th 13
2.0 poorRobVanHood | March 1st 13
2.5 averageDirtBagDan | February 23rd 13
2.5 averageSo that escalated quickly | February 23rd 13
5.0 classicOscifer | February 20th 13
3.5 greatthewitcher | February 17th 13
3.5 greatJesus: version buddha 3.9 | February 5th 13
1.5 very poorVeritus | January 22nd 13
3.0 goodxplosive59 | January 15th 13
3.5 greatApplicationToHeaven | January 12th 13
4.0 excellentMackster09 | December 24th 12
3.5 greatdeathsstroke | December 22nd 12
4.0 excellentTheThirdChildren | December 16th 12
4.0 excellentEdgyMessiah | December 15th 12
4.0 excellentKinski | December 15th 12
4.5 superbettore | December 10th 12
3.5 greatTrevor Evans-Young | November 26th 12
3.0 goodG.M.B. | November 22nd 12
4.0 excellentBenjamin Bland | November 13th 12
4.0 excellentKhailen | November 6th 12
4.5 superbstreetcleaner | October 26th 12
3.5 greatYou Are My Everlovin' | October 21st 12
3.0 goodphallacious | September 30th 12
3.5 greatkrkat | September 28th 12
4.0 excellentRaccoonology | September 16th 12
3.5 greatArik Manley | September 11th 12
3.5 greatWes Williams | September 8th 12
3.0 goodCyan1d3 | September 7th 12
4.0 excellentPiglet G. Taylor | September 7th 12
3.5 greatTheBodyBag | September 4th 12
3.5 greatWar On Drugs: Suck My Cock | September 2nd 12
3.5 greatMatthew Hopkins, The Witchfinder General | September 1st 12
3.5 greatPrevious | August 28th 12
3.0 goodZombieDenial | August 27th 12
5.0 classicdollsteak | August 21st 12
3.0 goodOphion | August 8th 12
4.0 excellentSamuel Cooke | August 2nd 12
3.0 goodThomas Michael Morris | August 1st 12
3.5 greatthutho28 | August 1st 12
3.0 goodVagitarianZombie | July 29th 12
4.0 excellentOrangeHologram | July 2nd 12
3.5 greatrokknroll4 | June 17th 12
4.0 excellentPolyethylene | May 26th 12
3.5 greatCatvsha | May 11th 12
3.5 greatDraven65 | May 2nd 12
3.5 greatParacletus96 | April 20th 12
2.0 poorCloudKids | March 13th 12
5.0 classicApplebite | February 18th 12
3.5 greatMarko Polovina | February 5th 12
3.5 greatLeHoneybadger | December 29th 11
3.0 goodOblomov | December 13th 11
3.0 goodBruscolino | November 25th 11
3.5 greatCountZero50 | October 24th 11
3.5 greatBlade86 | October 18th 11
4.0 excellentmistercb | October 10th 11
3.0 goodsonictheplumber STAFF | September 11th 11
3.5 greatGoatlord | August 7th 11
3.0 goodPierre Hysterical | July 7th 11
3.0 goodsingthewordhope | May 11th 11
3.0 gooddfumagalli236 | January 10th 11
3.0 goodRumulox | January 9th 11
4.0 excellentPATACRECORDS | December 26th 10
3.0 goodAndrew Kaster | December 20th 10
3.0 goodSabottheory | September 5th 10
2.5 averageIAJP | August 14th 10
3.0 goodEvisc | May 4th 10
3.0 goodJeff Rowan | February 1st 10
3.5 greatKrampus | September 4th 09

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