Swans Are Dead (album) by Swans

Swans Are Dead
Swans Are Dead by Swans (1998)
Overall rank: 4,466th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 58 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1998 (84th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (856th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,466th)
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SWANS - SWANS ARE DEAD - 1995-1997 - US 2 X CDS - VERY CLEAN -INDUSTRIAL-JARBOE
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SWANS - Swans Are Dead - 2 CD - Live - **Excellent Condition** - RARE
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Swans bestography

Swans Are Dead is ranked 10th best out of 34 albums by Swans on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Swans is To Be Kind which is ranked number 356 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,100.

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Members who like this album also like: Soundtracks For The Blind by Swans, Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins and Kid A by Radiohead.

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75/100 (from 58 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 14% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 75.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 75.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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From 08/08/2013 01:38
Sometimes I think the first disc of this live album is the best of Swans' post-rock styled releases. It sounds like a rawer version of the Soundtracks for the Blind sound. Feel Happiness brilliantly transforms from noise jam to heartbreaking lullaby, Jarboe gives a disturbing vocal performance in I Crawled, Blood Promise gets extended as a post-rock crescendo....

The seconds disc is largely just Soundtracks for the BLind songs with lower sound quality, but the heavy version of All Lined Up and the Jarboe ballad Lavender are fantastic.
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