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Artax36
January 15th 2022


119 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is frustrating, because it's almost great... I like every song here, some more than others, but after their stellar trilogy in the 2010s, it simply feels underwhelming. Hopefully it's a grower. EDIT: it did grow to a 4 after a few more listens, yay!

Wizard
January 16th 2022


20530 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Artax, nope just simply great but then again nothing can touch that trilogy.

Artax36
January 16th 2022


119 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You know what, it IS great.

Mort.
June 7th 2022


25807 Comments


In 2014 Westberg joined with Mark Shippy (U.S. Maple), Jim Sykes (Invisible Things), Matthew Wascovich (Scarcity Of Tanks), and Mike Watt (Minutemen) to form the art rock project band Hidden Rifles. Their debut album, Across The Neighborhoods, was released in October 2017.

was anyone aware of this? just added it to the database. big fan of us maple so interested to hear how it turned out

GhandhiLion
June 7th 2022


17647 Comments


ooh ill have to check

Catatafish
November 7th 2022


20 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The album is pretty atmospheric and I enjoy it quite a lot. Btw on the acoustic tour, Gira played 4 songs from the new album "The bagger". It is hard to tell how they will sound in studio, since this was just solo Gira.

Jasdevi087
March 29th 2023


8143 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

this would be way more valid if more of it sounded like the title track

TalonsOfFire
Emeritus
March 29th 2023


20969 Comments

Album Rating: 3.2 | Sound Off

and What is This?

Zakusz
March 30th 2023


1664 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The title track on this is something special, really great to drift away on that one but I have been a longtime fan of The Necks and its fitting that they are featured

tectactoe
June 6th 2023


7556 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

New album is a very solid 3.5 that is largely bolstered by its monolithic "The Beggar Lover (Three)". They could've just released that behemoth as its own LP/EP/single/whatever and I'd probably give it a 4.5. Rest of the album ranges from good to quite good, but nothing else approaches the eminence of that forty-some minute banger. Very reminiscent of a reinvented/neo-SftB sound and leaves me wishing the rest of the album projected as such. Still fairly good/great overall, tho, and a hair better than LEAVING MEANING imo.

Veldin
June 6th 2023


5322 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I’m reeeeaaaaallllyyyy loving new album. It’s growing and growing and I can’t stop listening. Help!

neekafat
Staff Reviewer
June 21st 2023


26411 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

we're supposed to hate this guy right

Pikazilla
June 21st 2023


30436 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

not sure but we're supposed to hate his last two albums, i.e. this one and beggar

Sowing
Moderator
June 21st 2023


44136 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I haven't heard any songs from the new one yet and at this point I'll just keep it that way so I can experience the full album for the first time in two days



Swans have missed the mark IMO for years. Last album I cared about was To Be Kind, and even that one seemed super overrated to me. The Seer is absolutely incredible, so maybe my expectations for the band are just too high now.

tectactoe
June 21st 2023


7556 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

growing up is realizing that Swans actually peaked with FILTH

Zakusz
June 21st 2023


1664 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Silly goose comment

hesperus
June 21st 2023


1465 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

"we're supposed to hate this guy right"



as a person, yeah, he's a rapist (allegedly (but very probably))

Pikazilla
June 21st 2023


30436 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

he does sound like one tbh

TheWatchman71
June 24th 2023


343 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

After 2 listens of The Beggar, this is still a better album for me - it’s a bit samey for sure but such a lovely vibe

Sabrutin
June 28th 2023


9841 Comments


My Phantom Limb slams



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