Children Of God (studio album) by Swans

Children Of God by Swans
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 1,256th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 240 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1987 (26th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (202nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,256th)
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Swans bestography

Children Of God is ranked 4th 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 (454th) This album (1,256th) Lower ranked (1,558th) »
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Children Of God track list

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 240 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.8/100, a mean average of 80.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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From 04/03/2021 01:22
Finally repressed, it's been so long. The first batch is sold out but the 2nd is on pre-order at younggodrecords dot com. I'd get that while it's available if you collect vinyl or cds and like Swans. Gira signs each one he ships out!

I heard they're working on the Feel Good Now repress next for vinyl and I check for it every other day at least. This line-up of Swans is among the best!
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From 10/18/2020 09:41
Fav. Tracks:

-In My Garden
-Our Love Lies
-Sex, God, Sex
-Blood And Honey
-Blind Love
-Children Of God
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70/100
From 10/06/2019 20:37
This album creeps me out. Only listened to it twice, due to that. It's a seminal Swans album nevertheless.
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From 04/02/2019 01:35
Favorite tracks: New Mind, Children Of God

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From 04/10/2016 01:51
This is among the heaviest albums of all time.
And the closest thing to christian rock that I enjoy as much as my life.
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85/100
From 04/28/2015 22:43
Albums like Children of God are the true classics of the 80s. Brilliant album that definitely stands strong even at 28 years of age.
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From 12/01/2014 23:30
Dark and chaotic, yet still somehow beautiful. A true masterpiece.
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From 11/27/2012 02:18
Very dark. I like dark albums.
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