History YMMV / Swans

2nd May '16 10:12:46 PM aye_amber
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Lots of it.
** Some highlights: Their most ambitious (and, probably, best) studio material can be found on ''Soundtracks for the Blind'', ''The Seer'', and ''To Be Kind''. Amongst their live material, ''Swans Are Dead'' is two hours and twenty-three minutes and all of it is amazing. ''The Great Annihilator'', ''White Light from the Mouth of Infinity'', and ''Children of God'' are particularly noteworthy works as well.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Lots of it.
** Some highlights: Their most ambitious (and, probably, best) studio material can be found on ''Soundtracks for the Blind'', ''The Seer'', and ''To Be Kind''. Amongst their live material, ''Swans Are Dead'' is two hours and twenty-three minutes and all of it is amazing. ''The Great Annihilator'', ''White Light from the Mouth of Infinity'', and ''Children of God'' are particularly noteworthy works as well.
18th Apr '16 6:42:15 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* MostWonderfulSound: Michael Gira's singing can really be this when he can pull it off.
** Some melodies within their work as fit, such as the crescendo of "Helpless Child" and the adorable child laughter in "In" from ''The Great Annihilator''.
7th Feb '16 7:07:52 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Gira seems to regard ''The Seer'' as this, and sizeable portions of both rock critics and the fanbase seem to agree. The fact that it got 9.0 and Best New Music on Pitchfork has probably helped expose the band to a lot of new listeners. Before that, ''Soundtracks for the Blind'' was generally regarded as their MagnumOpus.
** Consensus on ''To Be Kind'' seems to be that it's an EvenBetterSequel, or at least, every bit as good as ''The Seer''.
29th Jan '16 4:04:37 PM bt8257
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Subjective tropes associated with Swans and their music include:

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Subjective tropes associated with Swans and their music include:----



* '''NightmareFuel''': [[{{NightmareFuel/Swans}} Have their own page]].

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* '''NightmareFuel''': '''''NightmareFuel''''': [[{{NightmareFuel/Swans}} Have their own page]].



* {{Tearjerker}}: Often, the most famous being "God Damn the Sun."

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* {{Tearjerker}}: TearJerker: Often, the most famous being "God Damn the Sun."
28th Jan '16 2:56:20 PM DaveyDoodlebug
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Their music could be considered either awesomely heavy or exhausting and unlistenable.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: Their music could be considered either awesomely heavy be the greatest thing you'll ever hear or exhausting and the most unlistenable.
28th Jan '16 2:53:12 PM DaveyDoodlebug
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Their music could be either awesomely heavy or exhausting drawn-out noise.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: Their music could be considered either awesomely heavy or exhausting drawn-out noise.and unlistenable.
28th Jan '16 2:51:54 PM DaveyDoodlebug
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Their music could be either awesomely heavy or exhausting noise.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: Their music could be either awesomely heavy or exhausting drawn-out noise.
28th Jan '16 2:51:24 PM DaveyDoodlebug
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Their music could be either awesomely heavy or exhausting noise.
1st Nov '15 10:36:27 AM MarkLungo
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* CreepyAwesome: Too many songs to choose from, but the entirety of the albums ''The Seer", "To Be Kind'', and especially ''Soundtracks for the Blind'' stand out.

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* CreepyAwesome: Too many songs to choose from, but the entirety of the albums ''The Seer", "To Seer'', ''To Be Kind'', and especially ''Soundtracks for the Blind'' stand out.
26th Aug '15 3:52:11 PM whunt
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* SignatureSong: "Cop", "I Crawled", "Children of God", and "Blind" all held this distinction, but as of 2014, "A Little God in my Hands" has a slight edge in this race.
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