Children Of God (studio album) by Swans

Children Of God
Children Of God by Swans
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 1,181st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 225 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1987 (24th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (183rd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,181st)
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Swans bestography

Children Of God is ranked 4th best out of 34 albums by Swans on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Swans is To Be Kind which is ranked number 264 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,593.

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Children Of God track list

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Children Of God ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 225 votes)
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08/05/2020 23:38 Timestarter  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,59689/100
 
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08/03/2020 20:26 ForegroundNoise  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,13460/100
 
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07/14/2020 07:47 Gowi  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6,91179/100
 
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07/11/2020 10:49 Peppa  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,96970/100
 
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05/25/2020 14:05 RomanRelic  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 69874/100

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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 80.7/100, a mean average of 80.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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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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90/100
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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Best Albums of 1987
1. The Joshua Tree by U2
2. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
3. Sign 'O' The Times by Prince
4. Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
5. You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr.
6. Document by R.E.M.
7. Bad by Michael Jackson
8. Sister by Sonic Youth
9. Hysteria by Def Leppard
10. Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths
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13. Substance by New Order
14. Kick by INXS
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16. Diesel And Dust by Midnight Oil
17. Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim
18. Come On Pilgrim by Pixies
19. Tango In The Night by Fleetwood Mac
20. Tunnel Of Love by Bruce Springsteen
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