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    Ordered the new album today and bought a ticket to see them in SF.

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    I'm really digging what I'm hearing so far from the album. It's a little more chilled out and accessible, at least compared to The Seer and To Be Kind.

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    Fantastic album. Like the last 2, it's a tough but rewarding listen. It might be my favorite after all is said and done. The "softer" edges appeal to me a bit more.

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    listening to it now on vinyl. only on the first track but i'm enjoying it so far.

    i'm trying to just disconnect what happened recently with michael gira from the music, but it's an exercise in futility for me. oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    listening to it now on vinyl. only on the first track but i'm enjoying it so far.

    i'm trying to just disconnect what happened recently with michael gira from the music, but it's an exercise in futility for me. oh well.
    alright, i really liked the first three songs, but after that, the album just kind of fell apart for me.
    "when will i return", instead of being a haunting and touching song becomes a rape revenge fantasy that is extremely disturbing, especially in light of the accusations thrown at michael gira. the fact that he wrote it for his wife to sing is even more unsettling.

    "my father..." A-
    "the seer" A
    "to be kind" A
    "the glowing man" C+

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    Yesterday I saw Swans live, fourth/fifth row dead center, in a fairly small club. Loved every second of it.
    On 10th minute of a first song a power blew out, causing a few minutes of delay.
    By the end of the night my ears all but bled. Hands down my loudest fucking show ever. 15 hours later it's still ringing (I was offered earplugs at the entry, considered for a bit... and said 'meh'. Don't repeat my mistake if you haven't seen them yet)

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    After investing in the recently released 4-LP vinyl box set earlier this summer and listening consistently for the better part of a month, Iím ready to officially acknowledge this as one of my top ten favorite albums ever..

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    Soundtracks For The Blind is definitely an amazing album. I got the 3disc cd reissue with Die Tur Ist Su. Worth the money! Pretty much was the only release I was missing from them. I love that all there live albums are like new albums in their own way. That they rework songs so they are different from the studio versions.

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    I just got into Swans a few months ago and they've become my new obsession. So figured I might as well revive this thread with some new album news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imail724 View Post
    I just got into Swans a few months ago and they've become my new obsession. So figured I might as well revive this thread with some new album news.
    I usually go for these releases to help fund the next album, but I don’t think I am to interested in this one. $40 for a cd of demos of Gira just playing acoustic guitar and singing. That’s why I have Angels Of Light. I will say those Boxes look really beautiful though.

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    Also new album comes October-ish

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    Collaborators include Chris Abrahams and Ben Frost - should be good!

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    Fuck I missed the last tour, I wanted to be blasted, now it’s going to be slightly less heavy live.

    But anywyay, this seems like a good change of pace, can’t wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StockAvuryah View Post
    Fuck I missed the last tour, I wanted to be blasted, now itís going to be slightly less heavy live.

    But anywyay, this seems like a good change of pace, canít wait.
    Same. I'm not missing them on this upcoming tour, but man I wish I got to see them last time they came around.

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