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The best album by Swans is To Be Kind which is ranked number 398 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 6,497.

Swans is ranked number 145 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 23,568.

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Swans best albums

The following albums by Swans are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

To Be KindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2014Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 2014:2Rank Score:6,497
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  82/100 (632 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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2.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:5,013
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  82/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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3.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,792
Rank in 2010s51Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  81/100 (502 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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4.

Children Of GodUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1987Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1987:30Rank Score:1,556
Rank in 1980s233Overall Rank:1,456
Average Rating:  80/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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5.

White Light From The Mouth Of InfinityUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1991Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1991:27Rank Score:1,383
Rank in 1990s338Overall Rank:1,604
Average Rating:  79/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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6.

FilthUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1983Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1983:35Rank Score:802
Rank in 1980s401Overall Rank:2,494
Average Rating:  75/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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The Great AnnihilatorUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1995Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1995:61Rank Score:663
Rank in 1990s568Overall Rank:2,866
Average Rating:  78/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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The Glowing ManUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2016Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2016:31Rank Score:567
Rank in 2010s422Overall Rank:3,235
Average Rating:  79/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The SkyUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2010Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 2010:74Rank Score:471
Rank in 2010s499Overall Rank:3,754
Average Rating:  75/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Swans Are DeadUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1998Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1998:75Rank Score:464
Rank in 1990s758Overall Rank:3,796
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 145

This may not be a complete discography for Swans. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Swans best tracks

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1.Helpless Child
(from the album Soundtracks For The Blind)
 92/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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2.The Sound
(from the album Soundtracks For The Blind)
 91/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.Screen Shot
(from the album To Be Kind)
 89/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.Oxygen
(from the album To Be Kind)
 89/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.All Lined Up
(from the album Soundtracks For The Blind)
 88/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.She Loves Us!
(from the album To Be Kind)
 88/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.Bring The Sun / Toussaint L'Ouverture
(from the album To Be Kind)
 88/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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8.A Little God In My Hands
(from the album To Be Kind)
 88/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.A Piece Of The Sky
(from the album The Seer)
 87/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.Volcano
(from the album Soundtracks For The Blind)
 87/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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11.Animus
(from the album Soundtracks For The Blind)
 87/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.Frankie M.
(from the album The Glowing Man)
 87/100 (43 votes)
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13.Lunacy
(from the album The Seer)
 86/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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14.The Glowing Man
(from the album The Glowing Man)
 86/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.The Seer
(from the album The Seer)
 86/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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16.Love Will Save You
(from the album White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity)
 86/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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17.I Was A Prisoner In Your Skull
(from the album Soundtracks For The Blind)
 86/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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18.The Apostate
(from the album The Seer)
 86/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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19.The Final Sacrifice
(from the album Soundtracks For The Blind)
 85/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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20.The Beautiful Days
(from the album Soundtracks For The Blind)
 85/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Swans ratings

Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 97 votes)
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70/100
12/05/2018 17:39
82/100
 
85/100
10/24/2018 09:32
83/100
 
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09/02/2018 11:36
83/100
 
95/100
07/07/2018 12:00
89/100

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Swans comments

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Rating:  
95/100
From DaVGManiac 07/07/2018 12:00
Cannot express how happy I am for discovering this amazing band. These guys are the titans of experimental music. Their sound is loud and chaotic, perfect for listening at nighttime on full volume. Both the first and second eras of Swans are equally mindblowing. Not only they’ve released a bunch of original and exciting records during the late 80s and early to mid-90s, but they’ve also made an epic comeback at the start of this decade, after being inactive for more than 12 years. Even though most of their albums are quite long and complex, it was pretty easy for me to get into them, surprisingly. The discography is pretty decent as well, exceeding in both quality and quantity, though I’m not a big fan of their earlier stuff, such as “Filth”, “Cop”, “Greed” and “Holy Money”. Also, most of the albums here are rated lower than on other websites, but that’s just a small issue for me. I can’t wait to see what Mr. Gira and his legendary band come up with in the near future! It’s gonna be a fun ride indeed!
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Rating:  
85/100
From LedZep 04/03/2018 11:38
Why the hell is Filth sixth? The whole order is strange. Too few Swans fans on BEA I guess
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From JulianR 12/21/2017 08:04
Swans have always been a band I wanted to like, but I have never been able to. They feel to me like a more sophisticated marylon manson; trying to rely on shock value for really no other purpose than to be edgy. And I know it's "the point" of no wave, but their music just never goes anywhere. Again, I wished I liked them, and respect those who are able to
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Rating:  
80/100
From thomasnotreally 11/09/2017 11:52
Michael Gira is seriously fucked up.

Good band.
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Rating:  
80/100
From thirstyDog 08/13/2017 17:27
Yikes.
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Rating:  
100/100
From Onater 07/01/2017 20:31
I think something is actually seriously wrong with Michael Gira
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Rating:  
95/100
From hazza231 10/17/2016 08:23
My problem with Swans is that their music is so great and original, nothing can come close to them. Good luck trying to find similar music. The Seer is the greatest feat of music I have heard and To Be Kind is the most interesting and exciting music I have listened to.
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Rating:  
80/100
From nipplefart 07/20/2015 08:43
Soundtracks for the Blind just might be the greatest album ever made.
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Rating:  
100/100
From diguhba 09/23/2014 14:42
best band to discover discography
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100/100
From Floydian567 06/10/2014 09:07
Swans are the greatest thing that is criminally underrated here, god damn!
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