Thursday, January 20, 2011

Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky

I'm always a little skeptical when bands get back together after being broken up for a long period of time,  in this case it's been 14 years since the last Swans album. Usually it's a mistake and the band tarnishes a respectable history with indulgent shit or a desperate attempt at earning some retirement dollars. Luckily that's not the case here and Swans put out one of the best albums of 2010. I actually find this a rather relaxing album to listen to and it gets better with every spin. It's not often that I sit down and do nothing else but listen to an album the whole way through but this is one of those albums that sounds better with your full attention. You can get it from Michael Gira's own label, Young God Records.

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