White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity (album) by Swans

White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity
White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity by Swans
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 1,502nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 193 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1991 (26th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (294th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,502nd)
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Swans “White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity” On Young God. YGLP3. 2xLP. 1991.
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Swans bestography

White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity is ranked 5th best out of 34 albums by Swans on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Swans is To Be Kind which is ranked number 262 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,336.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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79/100 (from 193 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.1.

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65/100
From 10/06/2019 20:35
Not a big fan of this album. It strikes me as an intermediary piece between Swans' earlier sound and the later stuff. As such I find it hard to connect with .
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80/100
From 07/06/2019 22:16
"White Light From the Mouth of Infinity" feels more of an experiment, trying to test how it feels to be brutally honest. Honest on Nietzsche's level, not caring about your feelings and self-pity, just spitting that light in your face. In a neutral view, the truth may be bearable, but it seems Swans doesn't find that to be enough. They literally made optimistic and hopeful rhythms while singing about how they are "better than you" and how you barely know anything at all.
As mentioned, the Album is not nihilistic but rather caries that Nietzsche in itself. It praises power, that failure is unavoidable for the lesser man [any man actually, anything other than the übermensch] and that we are born as sinners due to that first lie told. This album pumps new feelings and doesn't get boring so easily, however, on the first listens one might think this is just a bad copy of Joy Division. Just give it enough time, and immerse yourself in the pessimism, while you're having that smile on your face.
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90/100
From 04/17/2019 19:41
The first four tracks will floor you. And if it doesn't, you're wrong.
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From 02/04/2018 17:37
One of the best post-punk records I've heard.
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85/100
From 09/14/2016 14:38
First Swans album i can just put on and dive into.
It sounds like a harder and noiser type of post-punk music.
Much easier to listen than other albums.
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From 06/15/2016 22:07
Want the soundtrack to a rare Castlevania? Here it is guys
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From 06/19/2015 23:29
This masterpiece, great songs, dark and gloomy songs to pasive ones. And where is the Youtube full album??? It was there
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95/100
From 11/13/2014 20:46
I love this already. Every song is great, especially the middle tracks. Michael Gira can make the darkest, most sinister music, but he can also make some of the most gorgeous and blissful music one could want. Sheer brilliance.
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From 08/29/2014 19:55
Too much reverb for me to love, but excellent songwriting.
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