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The Seer (album) by Swans 

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The Seer
The Seer by Swans (2012)
Overall rank: 503rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 243 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 2012 (7th)
Top 50 albums of the 2010s (32nd)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (503rd)

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Swans bestography

The Seer is ranked as the best album by Swans.

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-The SeerTo Be Kind

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The Seer track list

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1.Track pickLunacy
86/100 (53 votes)
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2.Mother Of The World
82/100 (51 votes)
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3.The Wolf
78/100 (43 votes)
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4.The Seer
83/100 (47 votes)
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5.The Seer Returns
83/100 (50 votes)
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6.93 Ave. B Blues
76/100 (44 votes)
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7.The Daughter Brings The Water
78/100 (46 votes)
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8.Track pickSongs For A Warrior
85/100 (51 votes)
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9.Avatar
83/100 (47 votes)
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10.Track pickA Piece Of The Sky
86/100 (47 votes)
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11.The Apostate
84/100 (44 votes)
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated.)

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The Seer rankings

The Seer ratings

Ratings for the album The Seer by Swans:

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 243 votes)
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100/100
4 hours ago
84/100
 
90/100
09/11/2014 16:21
90/100
 
90/100
09/03/2014 01:28
76/100
 
95/100
08/30/2014 19:20
84/100
 
75/100
08/28/2014 19:16
68/100

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90/100
From blackflag29 3 days ago
Every critic uses the same word because it's the most fitting: massive. Getting through it feels like a lot of work, but it's rewarding as anything. A Piece Of The Sky is an absolutely beautiful song.
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From jeremih724 09/01/2014 21:50
brutal... it sounds like 2 hours of wonderful agony. i don't know how they make something so scary work so well. a bit repetitive but it helps build tension
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Rating:  
85/100
From swagnadalf 08/16/2014 20:15
Terrifying. Absolutely terrifying.
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100/100
From nipplefart 03/24/2014 08:21
This album was so fucking droney and delicious It's just a work out to listen through. I had to take a shower after finishing this album. This album and a bunch of other albums make 2012 probably my favourite year of music that I have lived through.
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90/100
From Mophos 11/16/2013 14:10
A demanding yet mindblowing listening experience.
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Rating:  
80/100
From replacementlevel 08/29/2013 13:34
Wow. I had no idea what to expect. I agree with other commenters that it doesn't justify its length, but there's a lot of stunning material here. Not sure how I missed them for 30 years.
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From joshtraina 08/11/2013 09:00
I think it holds some of Swan's best tracks, but a few of the longer ones haven't clicked yet.
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75/100
From AranD 03/07/2013 18:24
Epic album. Lunacy, Seer returns, A piece of the sky are brilliant. Gruelling to get through it. Gira scares me,man.
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90/100
From Connor 02/19/2013 00:02
UPDATE**
the album has grown on me over time and I can now say that I love this album. Its 1 of the 4 records that i own from 2012 and I believe this album deserves at least the no 3 slot. seriously tell me how this is worse than channel orange or blunderbuss.
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95/100
From VanillaBean 01/18/2013 23:06
In the future filmakers who make war movies are totally going to use these songs for their soundtracks. Haunting, rough, and downright scary, this is definitely the best art rock album to emerge from 2012.
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