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The Seer (album) by Swans 

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The Seer
The Seer by Swans (2012)
Overall rank: 489th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 261 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 2012 (6th)
Top 50 albums of the 2010s (30th)
Top 500 albums of all time (489th)

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Swans bestography

The Seer is ranked as the best album by Swans.

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The Seer rankings

The Seer ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 261 votes)
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75/100
3 days ago
69/100
 
80/100
12/17/2014 06:25
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80/100
 
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12/15/2014 16:11
69/100

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90/100
From Radioscope 11/29/2014 18:10
Call it repetitive, call it minimalistic, call it insane. The Seer is simply genius, the whole two hours. The Seer is like a monster, and when I listen to it I feel alone and insignificant tiny midget lice looking at a giant creature so big I am almost unable to look at it right in the eye while it says to me "I see it all, I see it all, I see it all"... It is simply huge, simple as that.

Favorite track: "Mother Of The World". If somebody told me I had to choose a song and put it loud enough to get completely deaf to, I would choose this one without doubt.
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From blackflag29 09/17/2014 16:39
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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90/100
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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85/100
From swagnadalf 08/16/2014 20:15
Terrifying. Absolutely terrifying.
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90/100
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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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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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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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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