The Great Annihilator (studio album) by Swans

The Great Annihilator by Swans
Year: 1995
Overall rank: 2,319th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 178 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1995 (49th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (425th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,319th)
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Swans bestography

The Great Annihilator is ranked 8th best out of 35 albums by Swans on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Swans is To Be Kind which is ranked number 258 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,398.

Swans album bestography « Higher ranked (2,112th) This album (2,319th) Lower ranked (4,306th) »
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The Great Annihilator track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 79 (33 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 81 (35 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (33 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 80 (34 votes)Comments: 0
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The Great Annihilator ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 178 votes)
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07/29/2022 17:15 mityam  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 91975/100
 
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07/02/2022 17:39 pjohnsongolf  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 98376/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.6/100, a mean average of 79.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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From 01/06/2020 22:59
The ultimate balance between Swans' aggressive early records, the acoustic and dark ambiance defining their sound at the time, and their monolithic post-rock behemoths to come.
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From 01/03/2019 11:57
Um rock inimaginável.
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From 04/30/2017 02:41
@exileonthehell actually this double LP will be repressed on May 5th, 2017.... order directly from younggodrecords to get it signed for free! it's even going to come with a download card for Gira's solo album drainland!
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From 06/29/2015 01:19
Where I can find this masterpiece on vinyl.
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80/100
From 06/06/2015 23:51
One listen through, there are quite a few memorable moments. Not quite a favorite, but it could become one.
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From 06/08/2013 22:47
@Balance I got you
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From 06/08/2013 22:14
Why such an ugly low resolution artwork here? Please someone edit
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From 11/10/2011 17:07
i don't understand how Joy Division can be in so many charts, and this album in so few. a masterpiece !!
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