Avatar (track) by Swans
Avatar appears on the following album(s) by Swans:
- The Seer (track #9) (this album) (2012)
Listen to Avatar on YouTube
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.
Showing latest 5 ratings for this track. | Show all 134 ratings for this track.
|Rating||Date updated||Member||Track ratings||Avg. track rating|
Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some tracks can have several thousand ratings)
This track is rated in the top 2% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 85.9/100, a mean average of 85.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.6/100. The standard deviation for this track is 13.0.
Showing all 7 members who have added this track as a favourite
Showing all 2 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)
This could certainly be the most underappreciated Swans track, a cyclone of fury and beauty that grows to an absolute maelstrom.
This song begins a trend of bells which carries on through the second disc. Nearly halfway through, apocalyptic drums come in, before being replaced by Gira - 'your light is in my hand', 'your mind is in my eye', 'your eye is in my mind', 'your eye is in my eye'. Gira then chants 'here, here', before the song calms down, with nothing but the bells and the beat. But before you can get comfortable, the song comes back, faster than ever and with guitars. Fast drums, and then the song ends. Can't really fault this song, except for the fact that it's quickly overshadowed by the final two songs.
Your feedback for Avatar
A lot of hard work happens in the background to keep BEA running, and it's especially difficult to do this when we can't pay our hosting fees :(
We work very hard to ensure our site is as fast (and FREE!) as possible, and we respect your privacy.